Why is Sucralfate prescribed post-treatment for anal bleeding?

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Posted on Fri, 15 Nov 2019 in Lump
Question: I WAS RECENTLY IN THE HOSPITAL WITH AN ANAL BLEEDING PROBLEM. AFTER THREE HOSPITALS IHAD AN ENDOSCOPY AT CEDARS. THEY FOUND NO MORE BLEEDING AND SENT ME HOME TO TAKE SUCRALFATE. WHAT US THE MEDICATION FOR
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 41 minutes later
Brief Answer:

To protect from acid

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Sucralfate is used to neutralize the acid in the stomach. Thereby reducing gastritis.

Many a times tiny angiodysplasia may bleed but not easy to find at the time of examination - colonoscopy hence missed many a times. May show up only if the scopy is done during active bleeding.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr T Chandrakant, General Surgeon
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