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Ulceration (Overview)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters are covered with fibrin.


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How long does ulcerating throat rash associated with hand foot mouth last?

How long does ulcerating throat rash associated with hand foot mouth last?

Approx 10 days: Try gargling with listerine or chlorasceptic if painful. ...Read more

Ulceration (Overview)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters are covered with fibrin.


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What are aphthous ulcerations?

What are aphthous ulcerations?

Cause and treatment: Dr. Crabbe gave you an excellent answer. Although the cause is still unknown, we find they often occur with patients under stress where the area more easily ulcerates even with minimal irritation such as from a toothbrush, hard food, etc. There are numerous otc and prescription medications that speed the recovery slightly or alleviate the pain by forming a temporary covering. ...Read more

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Tests show inflam/ulceration/thickening of ti, CRP 100, feacal cal=232 have all Crohn's symptoms. Dr says IBS now not Crohn's but which is it? Pls help

Tests show inflam/ulceration/thickening of ti, CRP 100, feacal cal=232 have all Crohn's symptoms. Dr says IBS now not Crohn's but which is it? Pls help

Possible Crohn's dis: Pathology from the inflammed terminal ileum should give diagnoses of possible crohn's disease. Hence, need to verify with pathologist. If pathology is not confirmed, but still concern of crohn's disease, prometheus test should help to clarify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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It's been a month since I have an ulceration on my tongue, that was diagnosed with glossitis.The treatment for glossitis never worked.I posted some photos of the ulceration. Please tell me what it is.

It's been a month since I have an ulceration on my tongue, that was diagnosed with glossitis.The treatment for glossitis never worked.I posted some photos of the ulceration. Please tell me what it is.

Glossitis: Glossitis is a wastebasket term in that any tissue may have an "itis" (or inflammation as this ending implies) associated with it. In this case, it can be infectious, traumatic, chemical, immune system, or neoplastic. You need a skilled examination by a provider who sees tongue abnormalities on a daily basis--an oral surgeon--to plan a course of action. Despite any photos, biopsy may be indicated. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any preventative measures for livedo reticularis with ulcerations?

Please let me know if there is any preventative measures for livedo reticularis with ulcerations?

Livedo Reticularis: There is no treatment for livedo reticularis. Rewarming the area in idiopathic cases or treatment of the underlying cause of secondary livedo may reverse the discolouration. However, over time the vessels become permanently dilated and livedo reticularis becomes permanent regardless of the surrounding temperature.
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*Nodularity, erythema and ulceration in the terminal ileum * otherwise normal colonoscopy *Normal mucosa in the whole colon What does all this mean?

*Nodularity, erythema and ulceration in the terminal ileum
* otherwise normal colonoscopy
*Normal mucosa in the whole colon
What does all this mean?

Ask you doctor: I am sure your doctor has told you what it all means....did he not? Please give us complete information so that we can offer you further help It looks like your Colon is healthy/ normal(that is a the large intestine) but you do have a problem in your small intestine(ileum is the name of the last part of small bowel before it changes into large bowel) You need to guided further by a Gastroenterolo ...Read more

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Hello, how can I treat corneal ulceration?

Hello, how can I treat corneal ulceration?

Corneal ulcer: A corneal ulcer is an infection of the clear surface of the eye covering the iris. This can be a significant problem and should be managed closely by an ophthalmologist. Usually an ulcer is treated with aggressive antibiotic drops but you should follow whatever instructions you are given by your eye doctor. ...Read more

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My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get oral ulceration? Is he right?

My brother says I should get treated because once in a while I get oral ulceration? Is he right?

Oral ulceration: The most common form of occasional ulceration in the mouth is a canker sore (aphthous ulcer). There is no really good treatment for these (although lots of things have been tried); most people just wait them out for 4-7 days. Unless you have unusually severe symptoms you do not need to be treated. If, however, an ulcer were persistent and chronic rather than occasional, then it should be checked. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for foot ulceration?

What is the treatment for foot ulceration?

Offloading...: Hello,
Treatment of foot ulcerations should start by obtaining the cause of the ulceration to help prevent reoccurrence. To help close the ulcer one needs to offload (eliminate pressure), removal of devitalized tissue, maintain blood supply to area, and prevent infection. ...Read more

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How long does it take amoxicilin to get rid of acute necrotic ulcerative gingivitis?

How long does it take amoxicilin to get rid of acute necrotic ulcerative gingivitis?

Need other treatment: Amoxicillin alone won't get rid of acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis. You also need to have some professional cleanings to get rid to the bacterial toxins that are irritating your gingiva. You also need to increase your brushing and flossing habits, and possibly incorporate a waterpik in your daily regimen. ...Read more

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Could an edoscopic investigation that shows lesion in lower esophagus with some ulceration and gastritis be caused by anti-inflammatory drugs or more likely be cancer in 78 yr old male.

Could an edoscopic investigation that shows lesion in lower esophagus with some ulceration and gastritis be caused by anti-inflammatory drugs or more likely be cancer in 78 yr old male.

Need a biopsy: An ulcerated lesion at the distal esophagus can be from esophagitis due to reflux, but can be from other causes, such as cancer. Other causes include hiatal hernia and paraesophageal hernias. Risk factors such as tobacco use and alcohol intake can increase the risk of this being cancer. In any case, a brushing or biopsy can make the diagnosis, as well as response to medical therapy. ...Read more

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Montelukast and levocetrizine dihydrochloride tablet montgro-l has been prescribed for chest and nasal congestion and duodenal ulceration. Is that ok?

Montelukast and levocetrizine dihydrochloride tablet montgro-l has been prescribed for chest and nasal congestion and duodenal ulceration. Is that ok?

On duodenal ulcer?: I am not aware of any effect on ulcer from montelukast or levocetirizine. However montelukast does have potential beneficial effects on nasal and"chest" congestion (about 50% response rate). Both drugs have a good safety profile. ...Read more

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Can ulcerative collitis be a genetic disease? Explain.

Can ulcerative collitis be a genetic disease? Explain.

Yes but complex: There are potentially hundreds of genes that all contribute small amounts the the susceptibility to ulcerative colitis. Additionally there are environmental factors. So there are no good "genetic tests" to determining whether you have it. The best thing to do is to see a gastroenterologist for chronic pain, diarrhea, or blood in the stool and they will do the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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What is the prevalence and risk factors for diabetic foot ulceration?

What is the prevalence and risk factors for diabetic foot ulceration?

Multiple factors: Diabetics have a lifetime risk of 15-20% of developing a foot ulcer and of those 15-20% will go on to amputations. Those % are going to increase to 25% in the next few years. Multiple risk factors lead to ulcers and amputation, and high blood sugars is one of them. High blood sugars leads to neuropathy, poor circulation and foot deformities among other things. Trauma is another risk factor. ...Read more

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How should I prevent peptic ulcers?

How should I prevent peptic ulcers?

Avoid NSAIDs: The 2 most common causes of stomach or duodenal ulcers are infection with the helicobacter pylori bacteria and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, meloxicam, etc. ...Read more

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What are aphthous ulcerations?

Cause and treatment: Dr. Crabbe gave you an excellent answer. Although the cause is still unknown, we find they often occur with patients under stress where the area more easily ulcerates even with minimal irritation such as from a toothbrush, hard food, etc. There are numerous otc and prescription medications that speed the recovery slightly or alleviate the pain by forming a temporary covering. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ulceration?

What is the definition or description of: ulceration?

Ulcer: Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters are covered with fibrin. ...Read more

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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