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what are the symptoms of a stomach ulcer and what can be taken to cure it?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Not always painful: Not always painful.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 the elderly are without any warning symptoms until they bleed, obstruct, perforate. If you think you have an ulcer, seek medical evaluation but also consider starting at least an over-the-counter acid blocker like Prilosec otc, Prevacid (lansoprazole) 24hr.

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Yes: Bleeding in the first trimester suggests possible miscarriage. It can also be due to other causes. Cramping and bleeding together are worrisome. In all cases it is best for women to contact their OB providers for an evaluation and diagnosis.
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Does my hiatal hernia increases my chances of dangerous bacterial infections?

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Very indirectly.: Hiatal hernia can cause you to have frequent acid reflux. Frequent acid reflux can back up into the lungs sometimes and put you at risk for developing certain kinds of bacterial and viral infections. So the answer is, hiatal hernia can *indirectly* increase your risk of dangerous bacterial infections.
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Are upset stomach and constipation normal after starting to use iron supplements?

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Is it possible to pull a muscle in the stomach during pregnancy?

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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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Dr. James Ferguson
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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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