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.
It can be. Pernicious anemia is an anemia caused by a deficiency in vitamin b12. To use b12, you must have intrinsic factor which is made by cells in your stomach. If you have numerous ulcers, you could damage the cells and not make enough of this chemical, however that is unlikely.

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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...

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...

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...

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...

Is chest pain from anemia, peptic ulcer, pulled muscle, impending heart attack, gerd, or angina? 17 of sept, I was out, " de-rusting " a bike, & getting any rust of the chain. Also, I did lift the bike ; a rockhopper. Btw, I am female, 5'3", 110 lbs

You . You can refuse the treatment that the er doctor recommended to you and make an appointment with your primary care physician. When a patient presents to the er, the er doctor can only stabilize and treat the 'clinical picture' that was observed during the visit. It sounds like the er doctor took a look at your heart (ekg), your lungs (chest xray) and based on the fact that you tried Prilosec (able to consider ruling out indigestion) as a cause. Perhaps you exhibited some anxiety (for example: high blood pressure) during your er visit. Also, depending on your medication, the medications prescribed by the er physician may also help to relax smooth muscles and can provide some temporary pain relief. It is prudent to make an appointment with your primary care physician for a treatment regimen (such as managing high blood pressure) and investigating this pain. As for your visit in the ed, you were assessed accordingly to see if anything was going on with your heart and lungs. It was a very idea for you to go to er to make sure a serious event wasn't occurring. For all intents and purposes of an er visit, your needs were met. The next step is to follow up with your doctor for further assessment and ensure quality care and follow up. Read more...