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How long does a peptic ulcer take to heal

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Don't recommend: self diagnosing. See your physician or a gastroenterologist for evaluation. Treatment recommendations will follow. Take care.

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Need To Diagnose The: Cause of ulcer (pu). Bacteria called helicobactor pylori- the commonest cause of chronic pu. Diagnosis preferably made by GI doctor by upper GI endo... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Time for the scope!: ...There are lots of diseases of the stomach that can result in dyspepsia or pyrosis. These can be categorized as: problems with inflammation (e.g. Ul... Read More
Dr. Cornelius Dooley
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Time for Scope: I agree that if you're not better after 6 weeks of empiric therapy, you need to have a scope;
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Srinivas Kalala
Gastroenterology 26 years experience
8 weeks minimum: Generally for 8 weeks and make sure to check for H Pylori bacteria . Prolonged course if taking NSAIDS ( pain pills).
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
Cardiology 48 years experience
No: At age 16, you probably need NOT to be on any supplements. Healthy life style, exercise and weight loss (if needed) should be plenty. Any reason you a... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Go to PCP: You do not really have to go to the hospital, but see your primary care provider. If you are 32, why do you need your parents to take you to the hosp... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Has a peptic ulcer: ...been formally diagnosed, or are you experiencing what you believe to be symptoms of one? Makes a big difference in the answer we give, and what end... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
True ulcer?: Was this diagnosed by direct visualization with EGD? Your doctor should have a recommendation for length of treatment. It is sometimes difficult to ... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
OTC meds?: First be sure the diagnosis is confirmed by a doctor. There is a bacteria that can cause stomach ulcers and you should be checked for this. If that ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Peptic ulcer?: since you didn't specify the symptoms, it's not clear exactly what you're treating. If you're having upper digestive tract pain or burning, I would no... Read More

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