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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
45 years experience Dentistry
Where?: Stomach is usually excessive acid or sometimes a bacterial or lack of problem. Mouth ulcers usually are from trauma or herpetic virus.
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Dr. Joseph Sucher
25 years experience Trauma Surgery
Acid: "peptic" ulcers, most commonly referred to as gastric or stomach ulcers are mostly a result of an imbalance of acid to normal acid protection. The sto ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Treating Ulcers: That would depend on what kind and what caused the ulcer. Many ulcers are in fact caused by an infection with helicobacter pylori or "h. Pylori". This ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Long time, can recur: Ulcers of stomach, duodenum can be recurrent, can be chronic. Commonest causes are from infection with h. Pylori bacteria, use of Aspirin or nsaids, ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Where?: Where are the ulcers that you are asking about? There are too many possibilities without more information.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Joyce
39 years experience Phlebology
No inflow: Venous stasis is caused by valve problems that allow blood from deep high-pressure veins to enter low-pressure veins just under the skin. These veins ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Mohr
22 years experience Podiatry
Yes: You need to eliminate the cause of the ulcer, which is usually a result of pressure and/or lack of blood flow, edema.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
51 years experience Family Medicine
Biopsy: If they are biopsied for sign of cancer or infection those issues can be addressed. If uninfected & not malignant, acid suppression therapy & diet can ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Ulcers: The usual test done to diagnose ulcers of the GI tract is gastro endoscopy where your Gastroenterologist looks directly into your stomach
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
PPI, H2B.: Proton pump inhibitors (prilosec, prevacid, etc), or h2 blockers (e.g. Zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid) usually do the trick. See your family physician to ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Omobola Oji
32 years experience Family Medicine
Pls be specific: Where is the ulcer, has it been diagnosed by a doctor, the cure for ulcer will depend on the cause of the ulcer.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Go see your doctor: Ulcers can occur anywhere & everywhere. I suspect that you may be referring to a peptic ulcer which can cause abdominal (stomach) pain. Best to go see ... Read More
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