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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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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 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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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Is it okay to drink alcohol one day after stomach bleeding has ended?

Is it okay to drink alcohol one day after stomach bleeding has ended?

No.: You need to find out why you are bleeding. Give up the booze until this issue is resolved. ...Read more

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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


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