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Pepcid Ulcer Disease
How and why does Pepcid (famotidine) cause low blood counts? Is this common? How do I know if this will happen to me? I may have ulcers. My docs won't tell me.
Unusual: Low blood counts from Pepcid (famotidine) must be rare if at all. What is your blood count now? Give us the results. Your doctor is expected to share your medical information with you and address any questions that you have. If he/she does not make a change as there are plenty of good doctors who will take good care of you! ...Read more
67yof w/upper abd pain to back rt side cleared pancreatitis/liver issues ER gave carafte Pepcid (famotidine) for ulcer still in severe pain/naus labs only?
Do you still: Have a gallbladder? If pain persistent despite reasonable treatment, you need further evaluation, including xray/ultrasound/ct abdomen possibly. ...Read more
I have been suffering with peptic ulcer since Tues. I have been taking Pepcid (famotidine) AC prescription strength along with Maalox nothing is helping?
I have symptoms of a stomach ulcer and have been taking Pepcid (famotidine) AC 2x a day. I am getting a full feeling and little vomiting. Should I continue?
Time to see a doc: While Pepcid (famotidine) is an antacid, you may need a stronger antacid like Prilosec to heal an ulcer. The only way to know for certain if you really do have an ulcer is to either do endoscopy (look with a camera) or a barium upper GI series (an xray). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 25 Constant Heartburn with a burping For a week. Could it be ulcer or stomach cancer? Lil relief when I take Pepcid (famotidine).And poop breaks apart in water
Went to er, I have stomach ulcer and low potassium. Was prescribed Pepcid (famotidine) and potassium. Still have chest pains randomly. What could it be caused by?
Need more info: Chest pain may be due to musculo-skeletal cause, acid reflux, lung or heart disease, esophageal disease and more. It would require taking a detailed history, physical examination may be some tests. It would be prudent to see a primary care doctor for an evaluation. If you are overweight, it would help to lose weight. ...Read more
Check with doctor: If you need both to control your symptoms, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Is nutritionally complete semi-elemental diet indicated in malabsorption TVA & ulcers associated with well established coeliac disease. How long? Ty
Not necessary: Your problem is gluten and with avoidance the damages will heal along with the malabsorption issue. Elemental diet is not palatable and thus you may end up eating less food than you should. Your major problem is gaining back the weight and thus eat whatever you desire as long as it does not contain gluten. ...Read more
Peptic ulcer disease: No definitive dietary recommendations are usually made for management of peptic ulcer disease. However, you should avoid foods that cause dyspepsia, or gastric distress/symptoms. Peptic ulcer disease is managed by eradicating the h. Pylori bacterium, if you have it. Also, medications that reduce the amount of acid production in the stomach are important for treatment. Avoid nsaids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Sometimes there is an isolated incompetent venous perforator vein under an ulcer. It may have been there for years and in retrospect the patient may remember pain in the area after exercise. When the skin above it can no longer compensate for the increased pressure, an ulcer can form. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In diabetic ulcers is it neuropathy or macrovascular disease that causes them? Can you get ulcers withouth macrovascular complications?
Diabetic ulcers: There are multiple concurrent causes of an ulcer in a diabetic that include: nerve problems, blood supply problems, and healing issues. With blood supply problems they can be macrovascular (large vessels) and or microvascular (microscopic vessels). Either or both can be a factor in the complications and cause of ulcers associated with diabetics. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers