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Doctor insights on: What Type Of Anemia Is Caused By Bleeding Ulcers

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Can a bleeding ulcer cause macrocytic hypochromic anemia?

Can a bleeding ulcer cause macrocytic hypochromic anemia?

Usually not: Because it causes and iron deficiency anemia, which is microcytic. You should be tested for other conditions, so see your doctor for details. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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Can a bleeding ulcer be the cause of microcytic hypochromic anemia?

Yes.: A bleeding ulcer could cause iron deficiency anemia (low red blood cell count). If the bleeding is severe and persists for a while, red blood cells will be small (microcytic) and have relatively less oxygen-carrying hemoglobin (hypochromic). Thanks to m. Dinapoli, med student. ...Read more

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I have off/on severe pain in my right forearm muscle w/o change in activity. It seemed 2 coincide w/my anemia (2x bleeding ulcer) but hasn't left.???

I have off/on severe pain in my right forearm muscle w/o change in activity. It seemed 2 coincide w/my anemia (2x bleeding ulcer) but hasn't left.???

Pain: Pain in forearm muscle can be due to many things. Are you having any chest pain or shortness of breath? Have you had an ESR or CRP blood test you can send us? This will help determine underlying cause. Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can iron deficiency anemia cause stomach ulcers?

Can iron deficiency anemia cause stomach ulcers?

No: Stomach ulcers can lead to blood loss which in turn may lead to anemia. The solution lies in treating your stomach ulcers, your body should respond by replacing lost hemoglobin in your blood. ...Read more

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I take naproxen&also have anemia w/ dark stool apparently naproxen can cause ulcer could that B What I have or cancer?

I take naproxen&also have anemia w/ dark stool apparently naproxen can cause ulcer could that B What I have or cancer?

Cancer is unlikely: While not impossible, cancer in a 40 yo female is MUCH less likely than a GI bleed in when you are taking a non-selective COX-2 inhibitor like naproxen. Unless, you are having severe symptoms of dizziness, headache, and the like you should be fine with just discontinuation of the naprosyn (and other NSAIDs like ibuprofen) and giving it time for your symptoms to subside. O/W see your PCM sooner. ...Read more

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Wondering why pernicious anemia patient having opthous ulcer?

Wondering why pernicious anemia patient having opthous ulcer?

B-12: Pernicious anemia is a type of anemia caused by vitamin b-12 deficiency. Vitamin b-12 is necessary for the normal maturation of red blood cells but also other types of cells in the body including those of the oral mucosa, where lack of normal maturation leads to various mucosal lesions from flattening of the taste buds to aphthous ulcers. ...Read more

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AfterTherapy for anemia Ferrous S 3xa day 1mth as CBC Iron was only in range. Stopped iron CBC now inrange mouth ulcers hair loss swollen gland in neck

AfterTherapy for anemia Ferrous S 3xa day 1mth as CBC Iron was only in range. Stopped iron CBC now inrange mouth ulcers hair loss swollen gland in neck

Need to examine: Your iron treatment and mouth ulcers + glands in the neck are probably not related. Your symptoms warrant an in-person evaluation with additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to consult a doctor.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Why do people with sickle cell anemia suffer from leg ulcers?

Why do people with sickle cell anemia suffer from leg ulcers?

Blood flow and oxyge: Sickle cells both slow blood flow and decrease oxygen carrying capacity of blood leading to ulcers. Try nitro paste near not on ulcer. ...Read more

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Why do people with sickle cell anemia suffer from some leg ulcers?

Why do people with sickle cell anemia suffer from some leg ulcers?

Complicated: Probably the best explanation is that they develop a shunting of blood from the veins to the arteries this bypasses some areas and causes them to be deprived of nutrients this causes the tissue to die producing an ulcer. ...Read more

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Is peptic ulcer disease also related to having pernicious anemia?

Is peptic ulcer disease also related to having pernicious anemia?

Ulcer/infection: Vitamin B12 requires intrinsic factor secreted by the stomach in order to be absorbed. If enough of the stomach cells have been damaged by ulcers, a lack of intrinsic factor secretion could lead to a decreased absorption of B12 and pernicious anemia. Infection with helicobacter pylori can lead to chronic gastritis which can also lead to both ulcers and anemia. ...Read more

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I have sickle cell anemia and I also have a foot/ankle ulcer. What can I do to treat it?

I have sickle cell anemia and I also have a foot/ankle ulcer. What can I do to treat it?

See Podiatrist: Or wound care specialist to get it properly evaluated and treated. Keep wound clean and protected. ...Read more

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Can patients with peptic ulcer disease pud have pernicious anemia?

Can patients with peptic ulcer disease pud have pernicious anemia?

Hopefully not: If you are managed with chronic acid reducing medications, you run the risk of low B12 levels in your blood. Get tested and supplement if recommended. You should not experience B12 anemia if under medical care. ...Read more

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If they have a gastric ulcer or one in the duodenum, can they have pernicious anemia due to the stomach of duodenum being destroyed somewhere?

Possibly.: Pa is associated with antibodies that attack cells in the stomach. Besides interfering with B12 absorption, the stomach can develop atrophic gastritis, an inflammation of the stomach that results in the loss of all glandular tissue and scarring of the stomach. But ulcers are not a sign of this, and definitely not duodenal ulcers. The B12 problems come first, other stomach issues later. ...Read more

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I had a peptic ulcer and now I have anemia what should I do and eat to increase red blood cells and I also have G6PD deficiency?

I had a peptic ulcer and now I have anemia what should I do and eat to increase red blood cells and I also have G6PD deficiency?

Test for H pylori, +: H pylori bacteria are a common cause of peptic ulcers. A 2-week treatment can get rid of it, and eliminate recurrence. Gastric bleeds will give heme positive stools. But the anemia may be from hemolysis caused by exposure to something which causes acute hemolysis (busting open of your fragile red cell membranes) in G6PD deficiency. Serum free hemoglobin will be high. Learn what you must avoid! ...Read more

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Does frequent gas, bloating & stomach pain (specially with Orofer XT) along with anemia (Hb 10.6) indicate stomach ulcer/tumor for 57+ female?

Does frequent gas, bloating & stomach pain (specially with Orofer XT) along with anemia (Hb 10.6) indicate stomach ulcer/tumor for 57+ female?

No...: Indicates......oral consumption related issue....food, med, infection like amebiasis will cause it. Reduce the dose of Orofer/change the product, get stool examined. Watch for food and water contamination. ...Read more

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Duodenal ulcer and stricture. Abdo pain that goes to left chest and back. Nausea. Anemia. Faintness. Sweating. Runny nose when eating?

Runny nose: I will answer the runny nose part, that has no relation to the other symptoms. Runny nose after eating is called vasomotor rhinitis and can be treated with an antihistamine or anticholinergic nasal spray. Oral antihistamines do not affect it. Ask your doctor for a prescription instead of walking around with tissues all the time. ...Read more

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Seizures mouth ulcers hepatocellular disease low blood count anticardiolipin antibodies 1:80 speckled ANA osteoarthritis spine Si joints LUPUS maybe?

Lupus, maybe: I think you may well be right. You should be under the care of a competent rheumatologist. A Coombs test would be in order to see if you have hemolytic anemia. ...Read more

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Does anemia causes nose bleeding? Yes or no?

Does anemia causes nose bleeding? Yes or no?

Possibly: Depending on the cause of anemia, there can be associations with mucous membrane irritation leading to increased mucosal oozing or bleeding. Folate, (folic acid) b12, thiamine and even iron deficiencies can be associated with mucous membrane inflammation irritation and oozing from those surfaces. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids cause anemia through occult blood loss? Or would the bleeding more likely be overt?

Can hemorrhoids cause anemia through occult blood loss? Or would the bleeding more likely be overt?

Possible: If it is long standing it is possible

do you have any symptoms of either? May warrant a visit with your doctor ...Read more

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Dr. Is dieting safe if one has anemia due to fibroids bleeding? I'm trying to loose weight that I've gained, I suspect estrogen to be the cause.

Dr. Is dieting safe if one has anemia due to fibroids bleeding? I'm trying to loose weight that I've gained, I suspect estrogen to be the cause.

Excess estrogen?: Despite health issues, a change in diet that reduces starch, sugars, and excess fatty foods should not cause harm. I hope you are getting medical help for your fibroids. If they are causing anemia, then something should be done about them. Ask your doc to test your Progesterone level and if it's low take Progesterone (not medroxyprogesterone) 100 mg @ bedtime day 12-25 of your cycle. ...Read more

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Brief bout of DhWB a few hours after starting Bactrin for abscess. ER visit dx UGI bleeding & anemia. Ok now. Ref. To GI doc. Bactrin cause?

Probably not Bactrim: I'm unfamiliar with DhWB -- not a common medical abbreviation that I know. Sulfa-trimethoprim (Bactrim) is not likely to cause upper GI bleeding or anemia. Seeing a gastroenterologist makes sense. Good luck. ...Read more

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Taking 325mg ferrous sulfate 2xs daily for anemia caused by bleeding during periods. I've got diarrhea is that a side effect?

Taking 325mg ferrous sulfate 2xs daily for anemia caused by bleeding during periods. I've got diarrhea is that a side effect?

Can be: It is one of those situations in medicine where the phrase, "Constipation is the usual side effect, but diarrhea is not unheard of" applies. If you are not doing it, try taking the pills with meals. If diarrhea proves intractable, you could discuss getting iron by infusion, with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can chronic, overt obscure GI bleeding fail to cause anemia? Took forever 2 get pillcam (found several small bowel AVMs) b/c never became anemic.

How can chronic, overt obscure GI bleeding fail to cause anemia? Took forever 2 get pillcam (found several small bowel AVMs) b/c never became anemic.

Well: I assume it's because the bleeding is so microscopic and trivial that your young healthy body was able to manufacture adequate red blood cells and keep up with your losses. ...Read more

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Can iron anemia deficiency due to bleeding polyps affect your immune system? Can Chrohns, Intestinal inflammation, and GI issues cause low IG levels?

Can iron anemia deficiency due to bleeding polyps affect your immune system? Can Chrohns, Intestinal inflammation, and GI issues cause low IG levels?

No immune change: Very few situations can alter the immune system so that it is not functional. Especially with bleeding polyps and iron deficiency anemia. Usually with malignancy causes problems not by eliminating the immune system but by temporarily blocking it. With Crohns and IBD there would be a tendency to respond by enhancing the immune IgG response as a means of defending against the inflammatory process ...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


Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more