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what does a stomach ulcer look like

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Dr. Andrew Poleszak
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Many symptoms: Most likely burning sensations.

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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Can uncommonly: Ulcers usually don't cause diarrhea. Most ulcers not due to excess acid. Rare kind has too much acid production, associated with diarrhea.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Can be anywhere: Stomach ulcer pain is usually in the lower chest and upper abdomen area, but ulcers can be in intestines too, like duodenum and can radiate to the bac ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
YES: Nausea, vomiting, and blood in stool is always an ominous presentation. Hopefully you are on therapy for your ulcer. The nausea is from pain and stimu ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Ulcers can bleed.: The main answer would be that ulcers can bleed. And when they bleed, the released blood travels quickly through the GI tract and mixes with your stoo ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Bhat
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Medications: Usually can be treated with medications unless they are bleeding when an upper endoscope (egd) can help.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Silent stomach ulcer: Not always. Ulcers may not hurt if they are due to ongoing use of nsaid's that patients take for their "pain killer" property. Sometimes ulcers in t ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Erosion: Of the epithelium of the stomach .Usually from acid. Likely will have burning pain on eating. Usually treated with antacids or proton pump inhibitors
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Kessler
14 years experience Family Medicine
Many causes: Aside from commonly used medication such as nsaids (ibuprofen/motrin/aleve) and aspirin, smoking and alcohol use, you should also be evaluated for a b ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Stomach ulcer can be cured by......Zantac/ Prilosec etc. If Pylory infection is the cause...it can be cleared by 2-3wks of antibiotic combo.
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