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Stomach ulcers typically don't cause bright red blood in stools. Any blood in stools with a stomach ulcer is usually black or tarry. Bright red blood in stools can be caused by hemorrhoids, ulcerative colitis, or other diseases. See you doctor. [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/can-ulcers-cause-bloody-stools ]
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Can ulcers cause bloody stools
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Stomach ulcers typically don't cause bright red blood in stools. Any blood in stools with a stomach ulcer is usually black or tarry. Bright red blood in stools can be caused by hemorrhoids, ulcerative colitis, or other diseases. See you doc...
Does blood in my stool necessarily mean ulcer??
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No, blood in stool could indicate other problems as well, so you should see a doctor.

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Scenario- What would have contributed to his tiredness? Please HELP?
Q: A 25 year old male have been admitted to the hospital due to tuberculosis. He had a history of positive HIV. He recently had a fall and now required to ambulate with a cane. Ever since after his fall, he started to pass bloody stool. While he is being hospitalized, he had developed a stage 2 ulcer at his coccyx area. He also requires a protein drink every meal. He is on-rifabutin (mycobutin) PO OD QAM,-5000units of heparin S/C OD, and -50mg of gravol PO Q4H PRN.Lab results-prothrombin time 13 second-WBC 2.0 cells/LMy question is what can contribute to his tiredness? And what have causes his bloody stool.I have guessing internal bleeding in the lower GI tract.Please tell me if I am right?
A: Frequently TB patients complain of being tired. Also HIV patients experience the same. the PT isn't overly elevated.. the INR would be around 1.3 or so. but the PT is the wrong test for assessment of heparin therapy. the PT is used for Coumadin therapy adjustment. the proper test would be PTT. a value of between 21-42 would be reasonable for a heparin patient... higher might the the reason for the rectal bleed. you didn't mention if the blood was dark or bright.. it makes a difference.. dark blood indicates an upper GI bleed.. often bright blood indicates a hemorrhoid... or possibly a lower GI bleed. with a WBC of 2.0 frequently HIV patients have a thrombocytopenia... that would contribute to a bleed.. since the low platelet would effect clotting as well as the elevated PT/PTT due to the heparin. you failed to mention if the fall was in the hospital or not. if the ulcer developed before the fall.. the blood is possibly from the ulcer and not a GI bleed at all.
I can't convince my husband to see a doctor...Help!!?
Q: My husband has been complaining about a lot of stomach problems lately. I know some of the signs of a bleeding stomach ulcer (dark tarry and bloody stools, excess gas, frequent severe heartburn, etc). I'm really worried that if this continues, that this will get so bad it'll get him very sick. If it does get bad enough, can the ulcer turn into an aneurism (sorry for spelling)? I'm having the biggest problem trying to get him to see a physician. I've asked him nicely, my mother is concerned and she tried talking him into it, as well as a couple of other friends...he's being hard-headed and stubborn. He says that he's afraid to do that because it may cause him to miss work. I would rather him miss work than to have him get seriously ill. Is there anything else I can do?
A: Bleeding ulcers can be terminal. They are very serious and should not be taken lightly. However, I cannot see how a bleeding ulcer could cause an aneurysm. They are not in the same area nor of the same or similar causes. An aneurysm is:An aneurysm (or aneurysm) (Greek: ανεύρυσμα) is a localized, blood-filled dilation (balloon-like bulge) of a blood vessel[1] caused by disease or weakening of the vessel wall.Aneurysms most commonly occur in arteries at the base of the brain (the circle of Willis) and in the aorta (the main artery coming out of the heart, a so-called aortic aneurysm). As the size of an aneurysm increases, there is an increased risk of rupture, which can result in severe hemorrhage or other complications including sudden death.Bleeding ulcers are a sore in your stomach or intestine:http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=99103
Celiac? Sjogren's? Accurate HIV test result?
Q: Here are my symptoms:*Abdominal cramps/spasms*Chronic fatigue*Muscle aches/flu like feelings (intermittent)*Allergies are worse (stuffy nose, horribly stinging/burning watery red eyes, intermittent)*Sore feeling tongue (looks slightly yellowish near the back)*Clothes are looser, but scale says I weigh the same*Tingling and numbness in fingers, toes, hands, legs, even my scapl sometimes*Dizzy spells*Ataxia (slight stumbling, intermittent)*Chronic heartburn/acid reflux (gurgling in throat, especially after I eat or get stressed out)*Constipation*Diarrhea*Mucus/fat stuff (steatorrhea like) with diarrhea. Sometimes when I go to the bathroom, it will just be mucus by itself. Sometimes it will float. Sometimes it's bloody*Hard stools sometimes tend to tear my anus, causing it to bleed.*Eye fatigue (they always feel tired)*Exhaustion (after climbing steps or something)*Shortness of breath*Hot flashes/chills*Eye pain (sharp shooting)*Eye floaters (On 6/1/07, the eye specialist said my eyes were a little inflamed, probably due to allergies. On 2/12/08, the regular eye doctor said my eyes looked fine)*Watery eyes*Feels like mucus in the back of my htroat*Burning & frequent urination (like a uti).*Painful periods sometimes*Slight joint pain sometimes*Stiffness/morning stiffness (off and on)*Slight nausea after eating sometimes or after being overstressed.*Rotten egg burps usually an hour or 2 before throwing up. (Has been like this since elementary school)*A lot of gas, either burping or passing gas through the other end*Menstrual irregularity (has been like this since I was 11 years old)*Depression, anxiety (have had these since around 6th grade)*Potbelly (have always had one). I'm skinny, but I've always had a round belly that sticks out.*Mouth sores/apthous ulcers (are usually painful and take awhile to heal because of the places they're in)*Sore throat (probably related to acid reflux). I'm always clearing my throat/slightly hoarse/feels like a lump in it.*Weakness in arms and legs (feels like cement blocks attached to my legs sometimes)*Celiac levels were slightly elevated*WBC count was slightly elevated*Blood pressure was lower than it usually is. 108 over something.There's probably more symptoms, But I can't remember them all. I'm not sexually active. I have really bad ocd and have an immense fear of catching any kind of disease, especially HIV. I had an HIV test done in early december because on may 7th, 2007 I had gotten cut at a manicurist's. I got my results on january 17th, 2008. It was negative. I've also had a stool sample and a urine sample done. The stool sample didn't show anything ( I thought I had worms because of these little rice like thing in my stool). It's been about 2 weeks since I had my urine sample done, and people still haven't called me back. In late may of 2007, I had a CT scan done of my head because of the headaches I was getting. They found a 2 millimeter or something in the center of my brain. So on june 18th I had an MRI done of my head. But whatever it was had just disappeared. They believe it was some kind of fatty tissue and the doctors diagnosed me with tension headaches. I put myself under a lot of stress. I do take a lot of OTC medicines. Like tylenol, benadryl, protonix, gaviscon, etc...In late march of 2007, I had to take antibiotics because of an inner ear infection (water in the ear). I'm so sick of people telling me it's all in my head or it's just stress when clearly things are starting to get visible.Do you think the HIV test result was wrong? I mean,it was after 7 months that I got tested. Don't you think if I had anything it would've shown up by december, if I had gotten cut at the manicurist's in may? IF I do have an autoimmune disease of some kind (like celiac or sjogren's) or something like candida overgrowth, do you think it could've affected my HIV test results and caused a false negative? Or are the tests so sensitive that they only pick up/look for/discover HIV anitbodies and nothing else? What do you think this could all be? I was supposed to have an endoscopy and a colonoscopy done on 3/13 but I canceled because I'm paranoid about catching something from unsterilized tools. I'm going back to the doctor on 4/3/08 for more blood tests, and I am going back to the gastroenterologist on 4/24. I've had about 3 CBC's and they've all been good until december when my WBC count was a little high. I had another cbc done in september and my cholesterol was a little high, but not by much. I've also had my elecrolytes checked and apparently they were fine too because she said everything looked fine except that my WBC was a little high.Ok, sorry this was so long. I would greatly appreciate any help you could give me! Thanks!
A: With elevated celiac levels and your list of symptoms, you need to go on a gluten free diet and try that for 3-6 months and see how many of those symptoms clear up. The apthous ulcers that are really painful should be one of the first things you will see clear up if you in deed do have celiac disease. Contact a local chapter of www.csaceliacs.org and see if they can help you get started. How old are you? If you have been on a gluten containing diet for a long time then it is possible most of these problems could be due to the cumulative effect of poor nutrition due to malabsorption in the small intestine due to intestinal wall damage caused by celiac disease. So get on a gluten free diet and try it since you don't want to have an endoscopy due to fear of infection.Good luck!!!
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