What can cause bleeding gums, diarrhea, irritation around the anus and stomach discomfort?

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Posted on Wed, 7 Aug 2019 in Asthma and Allergy
Question: I have had some ongoing symptoms that have been going on for over a year. My symptoms started with bleeding gums, diarrhea , and irritation around my anus. Unpleasant feeling in my stomach. I have been to several specialists and identified some causes, namely allergy to dairy products and sensitivity to garlic. Could these symptoms be side effects of one or more of my medications?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Multiple drugs can cause gastritis.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Amongst all your symptoms, an unpleasant feeling in the stomach can be due to drug-induced gastritis.

Multiple drugs can cause gastritis.

So better to take pantoprazole (antacid) and see if it reduces unpleasant stomach sensations.

Rest of your symptoms are not due to side effects of your drugs.

Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further.

Regards,
Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar, Pulmonologist
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 18 hours later
Is it possible that my Prilosec could be causing my mouth symptoms? I have been taking it for several years and mouth and gum irritation is one of the rarer side effects listed. I have bad heartburn if I forget a dose. Will taking an antacid be enough to replace the Prilosec if I quit taking it?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Prilosec is also an antacid.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Prilosec is having omeprazole. It is also an antacid drug.

And I don't think your mouth symptoms are due to prilosec.

Which antacid you want to use in place of prilosec?

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar, Pulmonologist
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 15 hours later
Can you recommend some good antacids to try?
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 1 minute later
Brief Answer:
Pantoprazole and Esmoprazole are good antacids.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Omeprazole is a first-generation drug.

Newer drugs are Pantoprazole and Esmoprazole.

These are better antacids.

Hope I have solved your query.

Regards,
Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar, Pulmonologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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