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how long does it take to heal stomach ulcer?

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Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Gastric ulcer: It usually takes 6-8 weeks for ulcers to heal with therapy.

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Are upset stomach and constipation normal after starting to use iron supplements?

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My baby cries whenever I put her to sleep on her tummy, they say I have to do that 4 her lungs to be strong?

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Who told you that ?: The american academy of pediatrics & many other advisory groups have promoted sleeping on a babies back since the early 90's. Since that time we have seen a 40-50% drop in crib death over that period. I know of no one that advises belly sleeping for any reason, although if baby rolls into that position after 6m i don't try to change it. Tummy time while awake can help build upper body strength.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

How long does it typically take for a medium size stomach ulcer to heal?

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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends on cause: One cause of gastric ulcer is an infection with H.pylori, and in that situation, both antibiotics, PPI's and often Bismuth are given and Rx is recommended for at least 8 weeks. Ulcers often tend to recur unless the original cause is identified, which can include aspirin like drugs, alcohol, steroids, acidic foods, delayed stomach emptying, & poss. stress. If persistent, biopsy for tumor or ZE synd.

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