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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe: Since it does not mess up with the gastric mucosa /acid

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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Most commonly: Related to acid insult and treated with proton pump inhibitors or h2 blockers.
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Dr. Benjamin Kim
42 years experience General Surgery
H. pylori: The majority of ulcers are caused by this bacterium helicobacter pylori. Other causes may involve high doses of anti inflammatory drugs or rarely tumo ... Read More
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Dr. Wendell Goins
41 years experience General Surgery
Acid, bacteria: Duodenal ulcers are assoc with a bacteria (h.Pylori) in the majority of cases. Other causes include: too much acid production, which can be seen with ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Varady
Specializes in Family Medicine
Currently ongoing: Active means that it is actually ongoing at this time. As opposed to a resolved, or healed ulcer. The difference can be seen on direct visualization ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Endoscopy: Has largely replaced less clear contrast barium swallows.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Burning pain, nausea: Gnawing pain, discomfort that persists, nausea, general malaise....Pain may be in mid upper abdomen, but also could radiate toward the sides, and even ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Ulcer: A duodenal ulcer is an ulcer located in the first part of the small intestine, right after the stomach. This can be caused by many things, most common ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience Gastroenterology
No real restrictions: my only suggestion would be to avoid "NSAIDs" (such as motrin, aleve, (naproxen) advil, naprosyn) and avoid alcohol. no dietary restrictions otherwis ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Duodenal ulcer: Most duodenal ulcers are caused by an infection. You should see your doctor about the cause of your ulcer and treatment. If you have an infection , ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
24 years experience General Surgery
4-6 weeks: Need to work up the cause of the ulcer. Most commonly related to the bacteria h.Pylori. Need to have medical follow up to be sure the infection is era ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Duodenal ulcer: Any break in the lining mucosa of the first portion of the small intestine.

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