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What is gastric ulcer?

What is gastric ulcer?

GASTRIC ULCER: Gastric ulcer is an ulcer in stomach.It is caused by an imbalance of pepsin and stomach acid and gastric lining.Can be caused by Aspirin or drugs like ibuprophen, h pylori infection, chronic gastritis, smoking and cancer.It causes pain which may be relieved with antiacids.It is diagnosed by endoscopy and treated with antibiotics if h pylori is positive along with acid supression, or just acid supressi. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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Why do I have signs and symptoms of gastric ulcer?

Non-specific : Common symptoms of PUD including abd pain, nausea, vomiting, early satiety or loss of appetite can be seen in a variety of conditions besides gastric ulcers. ...Read more

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What do doctors usually do to test for gastric ulcers?

What do doctors usually do to test for gastric ulcers?

LOOK IN STOMACH: Introduce a scope through mouth, esophagus into stomach and look around. ...Read more

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I was directed to take a laxative a day and i was wondering if these could cause gastric ulcers?

I was directed to take a laxative a day and i was wondering if these could cause gastric ulcers?

Thankfully not....: Not typically - a common cause of stomach ulcers are overuse of nsaids. Bowel regimen agents (laxatives / stimulants) are more likely to cause diarrhea, bloating, and nausea. You can also consider trying probiotics to help regulate your GI tract. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Living with Ulcerative Colitis (Checklist)

See your gastroenterologist
Once
Follow recommended therapy closely
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Follow through with recommended cancer screening
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What is the treatment for gastric ulcer nd healing time..?

What is the treatment for gastric ulcer nd healing time..?

Depends: Bacterial infection, medication, chemical exposure (alcohol, tobacco, etc.) can all contribute to ulcer formation and affect how it heals. Acid reducer, antibiotic, coating agent, alcohol and tobacco cessation all help. If you're not diabetic and not taking steroid or other known mucosal irritants, healing is usually expected in ~ 6 wks. Beware that some ulcers are due to tumors. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure gastric ulcers? Can it be done with a special diet?

What is the best way to cure gastric ulcers? Can it be done with a special diet?

Depends on cause of: .Most ulcers are caused by an infection with h pylori.And if it is treated with antibiotics and acid suppression other causes are from prolonged use of non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs. Alcohol and tobacco use these are treated with stopping the drugs, alcohol and nicotine along with long term acid suppression diet is also important to avoid red meat, corn beef, hot dogs, sausage etc, diary prod. ...Read more

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Treating the Stomach Flu (Checklist)

See a doctor if you are vomiting/stooling uncontrollably
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Hydrate yourself to keep up with your losses. Water is best.
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Practice good hand washing to help prevent spread of stomach viruses
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How to prevent gastric ulcer?

How to prevent  gastric ulcer?

Reason for question: Are u having problems now you think are due to ulcer? If so, get checked. It could be something else. Smoking, stress and large amnts of sugar or alcohol can irritate ur stomach. You may have noticed that certain foods, habits or activities make your stomach feel bad, and avoiding those things is obvious to do. Hx & exam cann tell u if meds to prevent ulcer r a good idea for u. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more


Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Peptic Ulcer (Definition)

A condition in which there is corrosion of the surface of the stomach and/or first part of the small intestine. Symptoms include upper abdominal pain, nausea, ...Read more