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Had an ulcer for years, abdomen tight and distended. Pain constant. Could this ulcer be bleeding internally without any symptoms?

Had an ulcer for years, abdomen tight and distended. Pain constant. Could this ulcer be bleeding internally without any symptoms?

Seek help: A tight and distended abdomen with pain is not something to take likely. It could be obstruction, reflux, a bleeding ulcer, gastritis etc- the list goes on. Please see your doctor asap for this- particularly with you history I would possibly consider going to the ER today. Other conditions can mimic this such as heart disease, diabetes (gastroparesis). You need a full work-up and exam. ...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


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I get really bad pain in my upper abdomen i looked up my symptoms and it's saying an ulcer is it really dangerous if i don't get it look after?

I get really bad pain in my upper abdomen i looked up my symptoms and it's saying an ulcer is it really dangerous if i don't get it look after?

Maybe not ulcer: Get a consultation with your doctor. This may or may not be an ulcer. The treatment is directed to the correct diagnosis. Wrong diagnosis will not be helpful to you. By the way, an ulcer is generally the result of a bacterial problem and it does not solve itself. ...Read more

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Are extreme bloating and a burning feeling in the center of your abdomen symptoms of a duodenal ulcer?

Are extreme bloating and a burning feeling in the center of your abdomen symptoms of a duodenal ulcer?

Yes they could: These can certainly be symptoms of an ulcer. You should have a thorough exam including an endoscopy as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have had ulcer like symptoms for a year. I have abdominal pain and yellow stool. Abdominal pain is upper left & low right could ulcer cause this?

I have had ulcer like symptoms for a year. I have abdominal pain and yellow stool. Abdominal pain is upper left & low right  could ulcer cause this?

Its possible but...: A lot of other things can cause this as well. Best way to find out is to see your doctor for a thorough workup. ...Read more

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My ear gets plugged everytime my upper right abdomen hurts. What could cause both these symptoms? My doc thinks it's an ulcer. What else could it be?

My ear gets plugged everytime my upper right abdomen hurts. What could cause both these symptoms? My doc thinks it's an ulcer. What else could it be?

Not related : Our current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and disease do not suggest there is a connection between your symptoms. Further, things that are related in time, are not necessarily related in terms of cause and effect. Having said that, there is a lot we don't know. ...Read more

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Symptoms: severe abdominal pain nausea vomiting: worse upon eating.24/7 losing lbs. I have hiatel, multiple ulcers. On a ppi. Not working.

Symptoms: severe abdominal pain nausea vomiting: worse upon eating.24/7 losing lbs. I have hiatel, multiple ulcers. On a ppi. Not working.

Hiatal hernia: While it would be unlikely 23-year-old, a large hiatal hernia, also known as a paraesophageal hernia, can cause ulcers of the stomach that are not responsive to ppi. This would be best diagnosed with an upper G.I. Contrast study. ...Read more

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Cleared heart, endo/colon, gallbladder tests. Upper abdomen squeezing sev hrs after eat, nausea, diarrhea, weight loss, up at night. Ulcer symptoms?

Pain: It could be due to a variety of things including IBS. I would see a good gastroenterologist , he should be able to help. It does not sound like ulcer disease ...Read more

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I suffer from premenstrual symptoms (abdominal cramps, mouth ulcers, painful gums, sore breasts) for 2 weeks in every month. why so prolonged?

I suffer from premenstrual symptoms (abdominal cramps, mouth ulcers, painful gums, sore breasts) for 2 weeks in every month. why so prolonged?

Visit MD: If your body reacts to your female cycle like this every time it probably has to do with the way your body handles hormonal changes they accompany this window of time. Palliative treatment of mouth ulcers with Advil (ibuprofen) and a swizzle rinse with a numbing agent would help you get through mouth soreness. ...Read more

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Symptoms:abdominal pain, bloating, feeling movement in stomach, white mucus in stool, sometimes blood, joint pain, fatigue, mouth ulcers.What could this be?

Symptoms:abdominal pain, bloating, feeling movement in stomach, white mucus in stool, sometimes blood, joint pain, fatigue, mouth ulcers.What could this be?

INFLAMMATORY BOWEL: Your symptoms , without any investigation, sound like an autoimmune disease called crohn's disease, one of the inflammatory bowel disorders. There could be other causes, so you should definitely seek a medical opinion. In the meantime, make sure you eat well, get your rest, and avoid stress, when possible. But, i want you to call your doctor and make an appointment. Good luck. ...Read more

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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