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how long does stomach ulcers take to heal?

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Ulcers: How long it takes an ulcer to heal depends on whether the underlying factors which caused it are improved. Ulcers could heal in as little as a week, but if, for example, H pylori is still present or if the patient is taking NSAIDs, or if they are not put on any medicines to heal the ulcer, it could take much longer. Hope that helps.

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Should I worry if my child rolls onto his belly while sleeping?

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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: If your child can roll onto her stomach from her back on their own you can leave them alone. This is all part of a natural progression in her motor development. You do not have to flip her over to their back. If she is upset when she gets to her belly you can help her out by getting her onto her back again.
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When is it safe for my child to sleep on her belly?

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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 33 years experience
When they can roll: When babies can roll over, and do it well from front to back, it is safe for them to sleep on their bellies because they can push themselves over if they need. Of course, when they can roll from front to back and they go to their bellies on their own, it is beyond your control!
A 31-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to have or get a belly ring while i'm pregnant?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes and no: The belly button ring itself is pretty safe. However, as your belly stretches the skin over the ring will get thinner and the ring may pull through. Most women take their ring out before they hit the third trimester.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are some stomach cancer support groups?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
ACS: Please look up or go online and contact your local american cancer society and ask what is available in your area. www.cancer.org.
A 51-year-old male asked:

What is the treatment for ulcerative colitis?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
2 complex tosay here: Depends on extent of disease, severity of disease, response to meds. Diet may affect symptoms, more so than inflammation. Lots of medical rx available, including oral, rectal meds. Can include steroids, antiinflammatories, immune modulators, biologics, antibiotics, probiotics, and surgery. See your md/gi md for specifics.

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