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I am a 71 years old male. after heart stent, plavix, 81mg

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I am a 71 years old male. after heart stent, plavix, 81mg Aspirin, i had internal bleeding. Hemoglobin 8.0. up back to 10.2. No internal bleeding. aspirin stopped. Now low hematocrits 30.4 . Plavix has to continue. have a medicated stent.
Please advice.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 years ago.

What was the cause of internal bleeding; stomach or colon?

Dr. Arun
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

according to gastroenterologist duodenal ulcer. Nuclear test done. no signs of bleeding anymore after aspirin stopped. Gastro issue has to be addressed promptly. my concerns are my low hematocrit, red blood cells3.40.

My own diagnosis "Anemia"??? but Doctor is not addressing that. and it puzzles me.

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 years ago.
Hello Louis,

Did the gastroenterologist mention that 81 mg aspirin was the cause of duodenal ulcer or other cause was suspected?
Did you primary care doctor order the blood work for anemia panel?