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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Ulcer: They calm symptoms, but no direct effect on the ulcer healing.

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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garrett Caldwell
8 years experience Family Medicine
No: Although antacids do not work the same way or as effectively as a prescription medication, Tums (calcium carbonate) can be of minor help while you get ... Read More
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Dr. Frederick Singer
57 years experience Endocrinology
No.: Calcium carbonate was the first type of antacid and is safe to take unless your blood calcium is elevated or you have a history of calcium kidney ston ... Read More
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Tums (calcium carbonate): Safe, as long as u don't use in excess, your calcium is normal, and your kidney functions are ok.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
No benefit here.: Tums will not prevent ulcers related to NSAID ingestion. The PPI class of medication would serve you best in that regard.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Gagne
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually not: Tums contain calcium carbonate, which is very good and very bad for ulcers in the stomach or duodenum (intestine). The good is it's a great antacid. T ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
GERD: Reflux is more likely than an ulcer but both can cause similar symptoms. Forget tums (calcium carbonate). Stay with prilosec. If symptoms pwesist, see ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Call doctor: Would call your doctor and tell him your symptoms. He can determine the next best course of action.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No not all ulcers: Most ulcers in stomach are caused by infection with h pylori a bacteriaand is treated with antibiotics and acid suppression, but few ulcers can be cau ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maurice Atiyeh
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Very unlikely: 2 PE episodes may cause hypoxemia and consequently stimulate the bone marrow to raise RBC count + .In your case PV is still possible as in 2.5% of P ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Sometimes that's all you need to treat a mild ulcer. A more serious one will more potent reducers called h2-blockers and proton pump inhibitors.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianna Post
16 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Depends of what is the reason for an ulcer. If it i'd due to h. Pylori infection, than you need course of antibiotics, there are other reasons for pe ... Read More
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