Plavix and ulcers

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Avatar m tn My dad had a TIA about 5 years ago and was put on Plavix in the ER My question is just recently he had gone to a cardiologist to see about stopping The Plavix. The doctor told him to go ahead and stop but to take a low dose aspirin in place of it.
Avatar n tn My husband has a pacemaker and 8 metal stents. He's been taking Coumadin and Plavix for the past 4-5 years since his last stent was put in. Recently he was rushed to the hospital with blood in his vomit and stools. They said he had last 60% of his blood and immediately preceeded to give him blood, total 9 pints. After much reading up on ulcers and his medicine's side-effects, we discovered that Plavix causes ulcers. He was bleeding from a huge ulcer in his stomach.
Avatar n tn All can cause white patches or even ulcers in mouth. Take a multivitamin pill with B complex and iron and see if it helps. You can also take antacids and Omeprazole if you have reflux. Since you are having bruising, it can become serious, and hence talk to your treating doctor about dose adjustment. Please consult your PCP for primary examination of mouth and treatment regarding stomatitis, deficiencies and reflux. Please do not self medicate. Hope this helps.
Avatar m tn * Do not take Plavix and aspirin together. Do not take Plavix with Nexilum, Prevacid or Prilosec. * Plavix has serious side effects, one of which is mental confusion. Another serious side effect is ulcers. Counterintuitive as it may sound, another serious side effect is stroke.
Avatar n tn During that time she had stomach cramping, confusion, off balance, light headed. She is allergic to sulfur. She stopped taking plavix and her symptoms went away. 6 months later she is having angina attacks and is set up for a dye test among others. Her doctor wants her to take plavix again until they decide what to do. Her sulfur allergy isn't going to just go away. I don't think the benifits of the plavix outweigh the sulfur allergy.
Avatar n tn but lately something came up that shocked me, i don't know how long they have been there for, but my throat had been hurting for about 2 weeks and i looked in my mouth and saw white lesions and ulcers in my mouth. The first thing i did was go to the doctor, because i do have a boyfriend and you never know right? The doctor told me it was herpes, and did a swab of the infected area.
Avatar n tn but lately something came up that shocked me, i don't know how long they have been there for, but my throat had been hurting for about 2 weeks and i looked in my mouth and saw white lesions and ulcers in my mouth. The first thing i did was go to the doctor, because i do have a boyfriend and you never know right? The doctor told me it was herpes, and did a swab of the infected area.
Avatar n tn but lately something came up that shocked me, i don't know how long they have been there for, but my throat had been hurting for about 2 weeks and i looked in my mouth and saw white lesions and ulcers in my mouth. The first thing i did was go to the doctor, because i do have a boyfriend and you never know right? The doctor told me it was herpes, and did a swab of the infected area.
214864 tn?1229718839 I was wondering if any of you have ever had severe side effects from Plavix, such as gastrointestinal bleeding, and/or severe abdominal pain. I have taken Plavix for over 5 years daily, @75 mg/day. My abdominal pain gets worse each day. Now I cannot eat a lot of solid food. I just had an endoscopic analysis and colonoscopy. I have a precancerous condition of my esophagus known as Barrett's Esophagus, which should not cause abdominal pain. I had 3 rectal polyps removed that were not cancerous.
Avatar n tn That question may require an answer from your doctor who has your health history, any concomitant health issues, other medication, etc. With plavix there is an increased risk of bleeding, and indigestion could be vulnerable to a bleeding condition such as ulcers., etc. Thanks for your queostion, and if you have any further questions or comments you are welcome to respond.
Avatar m tn It can cause perforation, bleeding into the abdomen and swelling due to ulcers causes narrowing in the duodenum and gastric outlet obstruction. Upper GI endoscopy is the commonest investigation and detection of H.Pylori is made by urea breath test, measurement of antibody levels in blood and detection of urease activity in a biopsy specimen by rapid urease test. For peptic ulcers, try raising the head of your bed about four inches with blocks.
Avatar f tn I can't take asprin, because I've suffered with stomach ulcers and inflammation of the stomach lining in the past, and even now, I regularly have excess acid. The specialist said to take lansoprazole (an acid inhibitor) the day before the procedure, but I'm not sure that will be enough. I've seen lots on Google about taking 600mg clopidogrel or asprin before the procedure, but not both. Has anyone else been through this procedure and been told to take the same loading dose as me?
Avatar n tn I was told there is no real evidence it reacts with clopidogrel (plavix) and if it does, the effect is tiny. My INR didn't change on this medication for 2 years. It would seem Aspirin is the culprit for causing my stomach issues, so I've been taken off aspirin and put back onto plavix for life.
564698 tn?1245990290 ) stomach(66% of it surgically removed due to perforated ulcers), abdomen(hiatel hernia), and very afraid of another heart attack( four near fatal ones last year). I think that I'm angry because the doctors I've seen( at VAMC Houston) said I was drug seeking! Actually, my primary care provider was a P.A. who could not read an X-ray properly!
Avatar n tn I have a history of bleeding ulcers and Hemorrhagic Stroke, yet the cardiologist that my primary-care physician refered me to following an incident of fainting from lower abdominal pain, has decided I need an angiogram catheterization with angioplasty and stints as possibilities. Following a nuclear dye study, he says he "thinks he sees" something of interest on my heart that he would like to look at more closely.
Avatar m tn I was on plavix and a 325mg. asprin. I have a stent and 60% plugged in another. I was in the hospital a week ago with internal bleeding. I have two ulcers in my stomach which is caused by these blood thinners. Is there anything else I can take for my heart because they will not let me take these medications any more ???
Avatar n tn I myself cannot tolerate aspirin at all due to my former abuse of aspirin which caused ulcers. However I never miss my dose of Plavix. The manufacturers of your stent recommend taking aspirin and Plavix for one year after your stent placement. In a perfect world, this is great but many cannot tolerate both medicines. Why don't you call your doctor or his nurse and tell them about the stomach pain and bloating? I think that would be a good move.
Avatar n tn Lab work shows her Potassium is elevated, CT of head is negative, CT of abdomen is negative, and carotid doppler shows 79% occlusion. She is allergic to Plavix and cannot tolerate blood thinners because of a history of bleeding ulcers as well as AVMs in upper abdomen. The hospital that my mom is in is VERY small in a small town and the hospitalist in charge of her care recommends going home and doing nothing; rechecking her condition in 6 months.
Avatar n tn I think everything is over and I clean up. I walk out of the toilet and in about 2 minutes time the stomach cramp and the fainting sensation comes back (I've fainted only once to date from this and was out for about 15-20 minutes). 6. When I get back to the toilet I have a really violent Diarrhoea episode in pure liquid state.
214864 tn?1229718839 The CC has convinced me to take Plavix and 325 mg aspirin for a month. Then Plavix and 81 mg of aspirin and Plavix, 75 mg indefinitely. Is buffered aspirin as good as regular aspirin?
Avatar m tn The day of my first cath before we knew it was serious I stopped and have not picked them back up. I had the drug eluting stents put in and am current taking Effient, Asprin, and Toprol along with a bunch of other meds. I have several questions. First of all, is there any link between Coronary Atery Disease and the long term use of pain medications? I had a severe spinal injury in 1995 and after multiple spinal surgeries have been treated for Chronic Pain since 2003.
Avatar f tn I was put on more aggressive blood pressure, cholesterol, and Plavix blood thinner. I keep having TIA's that last from about 2 to 7 or 8 minutes on average every 3 or 4 days. I don't know what to do besides lying down with my feet higher than my head. I have s neuro and am seeing my primary doctor in 3 days. Have read the 2011 SAMMPRIS study in NEJM about how aggressive medicine management is better than stenting surgery.
1236893 tn?1487770007 Furthermore, the potential risk of a cerebral hemorrhage, gastrointestinal bleeding, and ulcers outweighs any heart benefits the aspirin might provide. However, if you've already had a heart attack or stroke, or if you have been found by your doctor to be at high or moderate risk for heart attack or stroke, the benefits of taking aspirin can trump the risks. That’s because aspirin acts as an anti-inflammatory and an inhibitor of blood clotting.
Avatar n tn Now one year later my toes turn purple -black whenever I sit or take a shower.I have some necrotic areas on toes and they are very painful.Anyway I went and saw a vascular suregon and he referred me to a nuerosuregon for a sympathectomy.He told me the vessels in my toes were severely damaged from the microemboli and the only way to save the toes is to open those vessels. My question is Isn't major surgewry a little risky given my hx of cardiac disease and stroke?Are there other options?
Avatar f tn Dad has a history of very high blood pressure and ulcers. That Monday, Dad had a stroke. He was in the hospital for about 28 hours when they released him. He was diagnosed with a stroke and hardened arteries. The doctor put him on 8 medicines and sent him on his way. He has been taking his meds and went to the follow up appointment. The doctor isn't checking his blood levels and doesn't seem interested in the concerns we have.
Avatar f tn The Dr. found 11 ulcers that were bleeding and helped me just in time---What shall I do and are the drugs a possibility for the bloody urine?
Avatar n tn Were you on Plavix the whole time and the stent closed up? I am still on Plavix (18 months now) but would like to get off that stuff. Thanks for any help...
214864 tn?1229718839 I have been diagnosed with Diastolic Failure, but due to my general symptoms of heart failure (congestion, total fatigue and SOB and angina) and an enlarged left atrium I believe I have Diastolic Heart Failure. My cardiologist here in Alabamy fired me due to a heated argument, so I am in the dark while looking for a new Doctor. I have found this to be the least researched type of heart failure, in fact I have found differing opinions regarding medical treatment on prestigious web sites.
800144 tn?1237643497 My father in law is 68 years old, has a history of asbestosis, has 30% lung function, was recently told that he has lymphoma, and not to be concerned about that. He was told that he has amyloidosis, and a bone marrow sample was taken a few days ago. The results of this test will be back w/in the week. I've read that this is a disease of unknown origin, that it's rare, and no cure. He has dizzy spells and will pass out at times upon standing.