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Dr. K. Mujib Haque
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Gastrointestinal Bleeding (Definition)

A long tube runs from the mouth to the anus. It includes, in order, the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileus), caecum, the ascending, transverse, descending, and sigmoid colon (or large intestine) and the rectum. The space inside that tube , the lumen, is considered to be outside of the body. When we bleed into that space ...Read more


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Can Advil (ibuprofen) PM cause stomach upset?

Can Advil (ibuprofen) PM cause stomach upset?

OMG, Yes!: There are many causes of acid-related +/- stomach upset problems including: food, pregnancy, smoking, NSAIDs, alcohol, stress, possible bacterial infection. dysmotility. If any of these may contribute to your stomach upset, then consider diet change, curtail alcohol, quit smoking, cut out the NSAID's (e.g. Advil, ibuprofen), rule out H. Pylori infection, trial acid blockers & seek medical eval. ...Read more

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Could taking naproxen and stomach bleeding be related?

Could taking naproxen and stomach bleeding be related?

Yes: Naproxen especially with extended use can irritate the gut and cause inflammation or even bleeding. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get stomach bleeding from taking 2 Excedrin caplets? No history of ulcers or stomach bleedinf. Usually only take tylenol (acetaminophen).

Is it possible to get stomach bleeding from taking 2 Excedrin caplets? No history of ulcers or stomach bleedinf. Usually only take tylenol (acetaminophen).

Possible, not likely: Any nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (nsaid), including aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxyn, can cause (usually painless) gastrointestinal ulceration or bleeding. It usually takes more than a single dose of 2 Aspirin (excedrin). Infection with h pylori bacteria can cause ulcers; the 2 together more likely to cause problems. ...Read more

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Backache, extreme stomach cramps during period, big clots of blood, is this normal? No ib propheen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) will kill pain. Diarreah too?

Backache, extreme stomach cramps during period, big clots of blood, is this normal? No ib propheen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) will kill pain. Diarreah too?

Birth control: If you are having diarrhea then this may be contributing to your stomach cramps and back pain. A primary care doctor can help you if over the counter diarrhea medication is not helping. Painful, heavy periods can be treated by a variety of birth control options. Consider seeing an Obgyn to help make this better. ...Read more

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Yellow stool stomach cramps and gas pain upper GI scope done I have ulcers and gastritis. No fever no nausea always hungry take protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate?

Yellow stool stomach cramps and gas pain upper GI scope done I have ulcers and gastritis. No fever no nausea always hungry take protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate?

GI care: It seams that you are being evaluated for these conditions. How long on Protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate and how much benefit? Are some of your symptoms newer since on this regimen? Bloating and yellow stool may be suggestive of a need for eval of liver, your blood work would better tell this story. Follow up with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Can Prevacid (lansoprazole) Cause stomach Cramps, Stomach pain, and Bloated feeling?

Can Prevacid (lansoprazole) Cause stomach Cramps, Stomach pain, and Bloated feeling?

Prevacid (lansoprazole): Prevacid (lansoprazole) is usually a well-tolerated medicine. However, any medicine can cause side effects in some people. If you suspect the side effects are due to Prevacid (lansoprazole), your options are either to switch medicines or to stop it temporarily, to see if the side effects go away, then restart it in a few weeks and observe if the symptoms recur. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain in stomach. Taking advil (ibuprofen) and penicillin for strep.why is my stomach throbbing like hunger pain and cramping.

Pain in stomach. Taking advil (ibuprofen) and penicillin for strep.why is my stomach throbbing like hunger pain and cramping.

Uncertain but..: Sometimes use of antibiotics can throw off the growth of healthy bacteria in the gut - so that is one possibility. Another possible issue is that NSAID's can sometimes cause GI upset. ...Read more

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Gastrointestinal pain and bleeding?

Gastrointestinal pain and bleeding?

Common, serious...: The most likely cause of GI pain and GI bleeding are medications that irritate stomach lining causing gastritis, ulcer disease, severe reflux, esophagitis. Most common are aspirin, meds related (nsaid's--ibuprofen, naproxen)--anti-inflammatory drugs. If note reddish stool, or stools turns dark or black, or GI pain occurs, call your physician, who will tell you if you should come to office or er. ...Read more

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How stop naproxen stomach pains?

How stop naproxen stomach pains?

Erosive gastritis: or frank stomach ulceration. I suggest IMMEDIATE MEDICAL EVALUATION. I also suggest completely stopping any Naprosyn (naproxen) or NSAIDS and start yourself on Prilosec OTC until seen. Your symptoms are frankly, dangerous. ...Read more

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Dx severe GERD. Got high dose NSAIDS 2days ago, joint fracture. Now have bad chest\abd pain, nausea, hiccups, reflux. Antacids no help. GI bleed?

Dx severe GERD. Got high dose NSAIDS 2days ago, joint fracture. Now have bad chest\abd pain, nausea, hiccups, reflux. Antacids no help. GI bleed?

Bloody stool/vomit?: Do you have nausea/vomiting/Bloody vomit/black vomit/bloody stool/black stool? If you do, you definitely have a GI bleed. If you don't...??? you probably have gastric irritation from the high dose NSAIDS. You may need something stronger than Antacids...like Prilosec, Nexium, (esomeprazole) Prevacid.... See you doctor for help and treatment ...Read more

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If i'm on Zoloft and wellbutrin (bupropion) and I take motrin (an nsaid) will I get stomach bleeding?

If i'm on Zoloft and wellbutrin (bupropion) and I take motrin (an nsaid) will I get stomach bleeding?

Possibly: Although zoloft an wellbutrin (bupropion) do not increase one's risk for a stomach bleed, Motrin can definitely increase your risk for bleeding (so can alcohol.). See your doctor if you notice abdominal pain, black or bloody stool, or any lightheadedness or dizziness. ...Read more

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What can cause stomach bleeding?

What can cause stomach bleeding?

Gastritis or ulcer: Gastric bleeding can be caused by a number of conditions and is very serious. The bleeding may be manifested by vomiting blood or by having black tarry stools or bloody diarrhea. The most common causes are gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, gastric or esophageal varices or a tear at the ge junction caused from vomiting. It should be promptly evaluated by UGI endoscopy. ...Read more

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What does stomach bleeding suggest?

What does stomach bleeding suggest?

Several possibilitie: Commonly stomach bleeding can come from ulcers, drugs that are abrasive to the lining of the stomach, excessive alcohol consumption or cancerous or non cancerous tumors. It's very important to have any symptoms of bleeding from the stomach to your physician right away. ...Read more

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What is the workup for stomach bleeding?

What is the workup for stomach bleeding?

Gastrotenterology: Usually would see a gastroenterology specialist and have an upper GI endoscopy procedure to look in your stomach and do a biopsy if indicated. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of stomach bleeding?

What are the symptoms of stomach bleeding?

Gastric bleeding: Nausea, vomiting dark substance, abdominal pain, anemia, weakness and fatigue. The symptoms depend on the amount of bleed. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of stomach bleeding?

What are the common causes of stomach bleeding?

Iatrogenic gastritis: Medications such as asa or ibuprofin are probably the commonest causes, but many others have been implicated. Then there are the peptic ulcer problems and h. Pylori-associated conditions. In drinkers, you have to consider bleeding varices in the stomach and/or esophagus. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have internal stomach bleeding?

How can I tell if I have internal stomach bleeding?

Darkened stool: Medication, alcohol, infection, stress, certain food can all cause irritation of the stomach lining. If the bleeding is minor/slow - you may not have much symptoms at all. Patients with ulcers frequently report sharp and severe upper abdominal pain and dark stool (can be bright red if bleeding significantly). Stool check, contrast radiography, or endoscopic exam are helpful for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What. will happen if stomach bleeding is not treated?

What. will happen if stomach bleeding is not treated?

Can be fatal: Stomach bleeding can be fatal if not treated depending on severity, location, etc. It can also be treated depending again on a number or factors and of course rapid medical care. ...Read more

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In the instructions of the medicine it said that it can cause stomach bleeding when there is overdose. Should i still take?

In the instructions of the medicine it said that it can cause stomach bleeding when there is overdose. Should i still take?

You can take the: Medication if it was prescribed for you - just don't take an overdose. An overdose is when you take more the correct amount of a medication. That can often make one ill. Take care. ...Read more

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What pain killer can I take if im havimg stomach bleeding?

What pain killer can I take if im havimg stomach bleeding?

Alternatives: Assuming that you have been already evaluated and treated for bleeding, then you want to take medications that don't irritate the GI tract. Commonly all the nsaids can cause irritation and potential bleeds. Tylenol (acetaminophen) products might be better tolerated. Many prescriptions meds can be taken safely and often times in conjunction with meds for your belly, to help protect it. Talk to your doc re: options. ...Read more

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Could taking naproxen and stomach bleeding be related?

Yes: Naproxen especially with extended use can irritate the gut and cause inflammation or even bleeding. ...Read more

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I am taking effient and it says one of the side affects is stomach bleeding. How can I tell if I have stomach bleeding?

I am taking effient and it says one of the side affects is stomach bleeding.   How can I tell if I have stomach bleeding?

Stool: Also watch for dark, tarry, very smelly stool called melena, or any blood in the stool. Stomach bleeding can sometimes but not always be accompanied by pain. ...Read more

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I smoked in the last two days, I've taken two doses of 75mg diclofenac. I don't plan on smoking anymore, should I be worried about stomach bleeding?

I smoked in the last two days, I've taken two doses of 75mg diclofenac. I don't plan on smoking anymore, should I be worried about stomach bleeding?

Good luck, no worry: The dosing guidelines for diclofenac is 25-50 mg every 6-8 hours to maximum of 150 mg/day. To reduce GI problems, NSAIDs should be taken with, or soon after, a meal. Use it as an opportunity to reaffirm your commitment to quitting smoking! ...Read more

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What is the likely hood of having gi/ stomach bleeding issues from using 30ml of ketoralac im maybe once a month for migraines?

What is the likely hood of having gi/ stomach bleeding issues from using 30ml of ketoralac im maybe once a month for migraines?

That medicine: Carries the strength of morphine. You are not to take that for more than 5 days orally for reasons like you described. You should consider finding yourself another possible solution to your headaches. ...Read more

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Can an ulcer cause stomach bleeding? Will it heal on it's own?

Can an ulcer cause stomach bleeding? Will it heal on it's own?

Yes; depends on caus: A stomach ulcer can cause bleeding, especially if the stomach acid eats a hole near to any of the myriad of arteries & veins in the stomach. To determine whether or not an ulcer will heal, u have to know the cause, ur overall health, & any treatments that u've tried - so it is not an easy Q to answer. TTYD or use HealthTap Prime for more info. Mainstay of treatment is an acid-blocking medicine PPI ...Read more

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My stool colour look like chocolate. but not really dark. is this stomach bleeding?

My stool colour look like chocolate. but not really dark. is this stomach bleeding?

Black is blood.: Blood from an upper GI source, such as gastritis or an ulcer, would make the stool literally look black, like tar more than chocolate. This could simply be a effect of diet - perhaps something you ate yesterday or the day before. If the stool is truly black, or becomes black, that could very well be blood. ...Read more

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What pain medicine will work for chronic pain all over but won't cause stomach bleeding and worsening of my liver?

What pain medicine will work for chronic pain all over but won't cause stomach bleeding and worsening of my liver?

Not sure: Every medication has risk of side effects, depending on your condition. If you have pain all over, it would be good to know what you are dealing with. In any case, you might consider trying a mind-body therapy, such as hypnotherapy, to decrease overall pain. ...Read more

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Suffered from gastrointestinal bleeding, on ibuprofen. What is the right treatment?

Suffered from gastrointestinal bleeding, on ibuprofen. What is the right treatment?

Stop ibuprofen: You should stop taking Ibuprofen and see you doctor for further evaluation to determine the severity and cause of bleeding. ...Read more

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Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more