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peptic ulcer

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Acid related ulcer: This term generally refers to stomach or duodenal ulcers. The 2 most common causes of stomach or duodenal ulcers are infection with the helicobacter ... Read More
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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Ulcer in stomach/duo: It can be an ulcer either in the stomach or first part of small intestine, the duodenum. It can be caused by medications (typically non-steroidal med ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Mabye: Ulcers can bleed and be very serious. Please see your primary provider to be further evaluated..
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Can be: Can give you pain/ stomach upset, bleeding, anemia. Please see your doctor. You may need to see a gastroenterologist for further evaluation- i.E an e ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
H. Pylori: The majority of peptic ulcers are caused by an infection with the h. Pylori bacteria. Any doctor can test for this easily with a blood test.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
H Pylori Infection: Peptic ulcer is most commonly caused by infection with a bacteria called H Pylori.Other rare causes may be use of NSAIDs like ibuprofen,naproxen when ... Read More
A 45-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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Take antiacid: take an antiacid from the PPI family (omeprazole, pantoprazole, etc). avoid NSAIDs (ibuprofen, aleve, (naproxen) etc). Get tested for a bacteria calle ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Peptic ulcer: Symptoms are abdominal bloating/burning/pain , belching, feeling of fullness, loss of appetite, nausea/vomiting, unexplained weight loss.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
It depends: You may have pain, nausea, vomiting, bleeding or no symptoms. The 2 most common causes of peptic ulcers are infection with the helicobacter pylori ba ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Faster?: I am not sure I understand what you mean by faster. In general, I don't know how having an ulcer would make one "faster". Consider clarifying and re- ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
IF LARGE ENOUGH: The bleeding may be difficult to contain. When an ulcer perforates, it goes through the wall of your stomach. Acid, bile, food contents then get spill ... Read More
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