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what is a good way to cure a stomach ulcer quickly?

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Dr. Trachella Johnson foy
Family Medicine 20 years experience
PPI's and avoidance: Ulcers if bleeding can be treated if they are cauterized during endoscopy. But basic way to treat ulcer is with meds called ppi's- this is nexium, protonix, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) prevacid, prilosec...Etc. This keeps the acid down and allows ulcer time to heal. Avoiding things that make ulcer worse also helps-like alcohol, nsaids or Aspirin or steroids or smoking etc. If assoc w h.Pylori-treating this helps.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

I have a stomach ulcer is it safe for me to fly on a transcontinental flight?

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Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: Why not? As long as your not active bleeding! careful with the booze - and stay away from airplane food - wont help the situation!
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is there a way that you can find out if you have a stomach ulcer without going to the doctor?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
No: The only way to know for sure is to look.
A 25-year-old member asked:

How to treat a stomach ulcer?

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Dr. Nicole Bressler
Dr. Nicole Bressler answered
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
PPIs: The most common treatment for stomach ulcers is a proton pump inhibitor (ex. Omeprazole) they prevent your stomach from making too much acid, allowing your ulcer to heal. Some ulcers are caused by a bacteria and will need to be treated with antibiotics along with the ppi. Make an appointment with your doctor to determine the source of the ulcer and what treatment is best for you.
A 28-year-old member asked:

What are the syptoms for a stomach ulcer?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Gnawing pain/None: Interestingly, one can have a severe gnawing pain in the middle and upper stomach and some have no symptoms at all. Usually painful and will go away at times with use of antacids, Zantac (ranitidine) type drugs, Prilosec type drugs and food. If you are concerned about an ulcer, please see your pcp or GI doctor. There are tests to help find out and procedures to help diagnosis and heal. Cancer can cause it!
A member asked:

Do doctors see a lot of patients with stomach ulcer?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
Less common: Stomach ulcers were very common 40-50 years ago. They still occur, but are not nearly as common. Some of the decrease is due to medicines like tagamet and nexium, (esomeprazole) but they were declining even before tagamet came out. Still if you have persistent pain in your upper abdomen, especially with burning, see your doctor.

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