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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.

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

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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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

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

Many things can-: -cause your stomach symptoms, & @ Ur age cancer is @ the bottom of the list. Ulcers, reflux disease R more common, also an hiatal hernia. Consult an upper GI specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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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

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Ulcer / famotidine and ranitidine / can I take both?

Ulcer / famotidine and ranitidine / can I take both?

Check with doctor: If you need both to control your symptoms, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is nutritionally complete semi-elemental diet indicated in malabsorption TVA & ulcers associated with well established coeliac disease. How long? Ty

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

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It's soy milk bad for ulcer disease?

It's soy milk bad for ulcer disease?

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 more

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Can you suddenly develop a venous leg ulcer without any previous symptoms of venous disease?

Can you suddenly develop a venous leg ulcer without any previous symptoms of venous disease?

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 more

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Celiac disease, gluten intolerance, or ulcers, how do I know which I have?

Celiac disease, gluten intolerance, or ulcers, how do I know which I have?

Get tested: Discuss your concerns with your physician. A series of blood tests can begin the process but additional GI tests including endoscopy (looking through a scope) or intestinal biopsy may be needed as the workup progresses. These studies could confirm or exclude this diagnosis. ...Read more

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In diabetic ulcers is it neuropathy or macrovascular disease that causes them? Can you get ulcers withouth macrovascular complications?

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 more

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Can Crohn's disease cause stomach ulcers?

Can Crohn's disease cause stomach ulcers?

Yes: Crohns disease can affect any portion of the GI tract from the mouth to the rectum. ...Read more

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Protein needs, renal disease and ulcer, not on dialysis?

Protein needs, renal disease and ulcer, not on dialysis?

Complex: Skin ulcerations require adequate circulation and nutrition to heal. Protein restriction is not appropriate in this circumstance. ...Read more

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Male 90, inside ckeek there is ulcer but out side a grape size tumor, hard and painless. Are they both relate to same disease? What chance of cancer?

Male 90, inside ckeek there is ulcer but out side a grape size tumor, hard and painless. Are they both relate to same disease? What chance of cancer?

Possibly.: Anytime that an ulcer in the mouth is present for longer than 10-14 days, it should be checked by a physician or a dentist. A biopsy may be necessary to check for any type of cancer. ...Read more

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Can you get genital ulcers with Celiac disease?

No: No you cannot. See a rheumatologist and ask about the possibility of having Behcet's syndrome. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of peptic ulcer disease?

Pain, nausea: Most ulcers are probably asymptomatic but common symptoms include mid upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and black tarry stools. ...Read more

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Who is more likely to be affected by peptic ulcer disease?

Who is more likely to be affected by peptic ulcer disease?

Someone taking NSAID: The 2 most common causes of stomach or duodenal ulcers are infection with the helicobacter pylori bacteria and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, meloxicam, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Famotidine (Definition)

This is a drug that belongs to the h2 blocker group. By blocking the h2 receptor in the stomach it leads to a reduction in the production of acid. This beneficial effect is what makes it useful in the treatment of gastritis, ulcers ...Read more


Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more