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Are corneal ulcers are painful?

Are corneal ulcers are painful?

Generally so: These are focal deposits of growing bacteria on the surface of the cornea. The eye reacts strongly, gets very red and painful and usually is quite light sensitive. The vision almost always drops. Most come from contact lens wear problems. Remove your lens and see your ophthalmologist right away. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Is stomach ulcer painful?

Silent stomach ulcer: Not always. 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, don't wait for it to become overtly painful before you seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Why are corneal ulcers so painful?

Nerve irritation: The cornea is richly innervated with nerves of pain. An ulcer stimulates those nerves and a strong signal for pain is produced. Treatment is generally highly effective so 'honor' this pain by seeking help immediately. ...Read more

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What are stomach ulcer symptoms?

What are stomach ulcer symptoms?

Abdominal Pain: Nausea, vomiting are some of the vely symptoms. Ulcers can also be relatively painless, and present just as bleeding. Stools can become black, tarry and foul smelling- reflecting the presence of blood. If this should happen, see a dr. Immediately. ...Read more

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What are peptic ulcers?

What are peptic ulcers?

Ulcer in stomach: It can be single, multiple, . In stomach, duodenum, at different anatomical location. Can involve mucosal layer, or all layers of stomach. Asymptomatic ones can be malignant. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of peptic stomach ulcers?

What are some possible causes of peptic stomach ulcers?

Drugs and H. pylori: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) including motrin, advil, ibuprofen, aleve (naproxen) and Aspirin containing meds are the most common causes of peptic ulceration of the stomach and duodenum followed by bacterial infection helicobacter pylori (h. Pylori). ...Read more

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What are these frequent stomach cramps caused by?

What are these frequent stomach cramps caused by?

Depends: The symptom u describe is vague. More info is needed . Full history and physical , labs , xrays , stool samples, endoscopy , etc may be needed to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is peptic ulcer painful?

Is peptic ulcer painful?

Can be: Can give you pain/ stomach upset, bleeding, anemia. Please see your doctor. You may need to see a gastroenterologist for further evaluation- i.E an endoscopy. ...Read more

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What stds can cause painful swallowing and mouth ulcers?

What stds can cause painful swallowing and mouth ulcers?

I would say herpes: and hiv can cause mouth ulcers and painful swallowing , gonorrhea can cause painful swallowing. I hope this helps. For more make a virtual appointment at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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Stomach ulcers outside stomach due to herniated stomach?

Stomach ulcers outside stomach due to herniated stomach?

Hiatus hernia: Some people call it hiatal hernia, when the top part of the stomach slides into the chest cavity. This part of the stomach still has acid and can have ulcer but now with acid there, there is nothing to prevent acid from causing ulcer and irritation in the esophagus. See your doctor and get referral to GI for proper evaluation and treatment and even surgery if needed. ...Read more

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What are decubitus ulcers?

What are decubitus ulcers?

Pressure sores: They are breakdowns in the skin, usually over pressure points due to prolonged immobility such as sitting or lying in a bed because of an illness, injury, or age. ...Read more

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Can stomach ulcer cause leg pain?

No: Humans (nor animals for that matter) are not wired with the two in any link up. You can have the two at the same time, but the leg pain is more likely to create stress & aggravate your ulcer than the opposite. ...Read more

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Are stress ulcers any different than peptic ulcers and do they have the same symptons?

Are stress ulcers any different than peptic ulcers and do they have the same symptons?

Ulcers: Stress ulcers that occur in patients with severe medical stress usually those in the ICU or serious illness. Peptic ulcers are usually in people due to hyperacidity, stress, poor eating habits. ...Read more

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Do stomach ulcers cause excessive belching? Do ulcers heal on their own?

Do stomach ulcers cause excessive belching? Do ulcers heal on their own?

??: Belching can be associated with ulcers, as can pain, heartburn, epigastric pain, black stools, bloody emesis/vomit, burning in the chest. Ulcers will heal if you avoid the things that cause them - alcohol, NSAIDS like aspirin, Motrin, Aleve, (naproxen) ... and take acid reducing medications. Most ulcers will heal with medical therapy. Very few ulcers require surgery... ...Read more

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How prevalent are stomach ulcers in teens?

How prevalent are stomach ulcers in teens?

I've never seen it: I am sure there are a few out there. However, I have had a busy practice for 3 decades and never seen a confirmed case. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of painful sharp stomach pain?

What are some possible causes of painful sharp stomach pain?

Lots: Anything from gas, spasm, constipation/stool to ulcers, tumors, inflammation, kidney stones, and other causes. See your doc, get examined. ...Read more

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Are bladder biopsies very painful?

Are bladder biopsies very painful?

No: Bladder biopsies are generally an office procedure. It is performed by placing a telescope into the bladder and removing a small portion for pathological examination to determine if there is cancer present. It can safely be performed in the office with minimal discomfort during the procedure. There will be some mild burning after the procedure which will usually resolve in a few days. ...Read more

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Is stomach ulcer painful?

Silent stomach ulcer: Not always. 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, don't wait for it to become overtly painful before you seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Painful stomach ulcer, how long will it last if I keep eating same diet?

Painful stomach ulcer, how long will it last if I keep eating same diet?

No effect: Diet has no effect on the outcome of peptic ulcer disease. Avoids nsaids, use a ppi to aid in healing and treat hpylori if you have active infection. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing pain in my stomach, anytime i eat it's painful, it's as if there's a ulcer in my stomach, what should I do?

Time to see your PCP: There are multiple possible reasons from gallbladder disease to ulcer type inflammation. The next step is to see your pcp. If you want to try Omeprazole 20 mg a day for a few days until you get in to see them, feel free to give it a try. But even if the pain goes away on the omeprazole, keep the appointment. ...Read more

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Does an empty stomach actually make an ulcer worse, or does it just make it feel more painful?

Does an empty stomach actually make an ulcer worse, or does it just make it feel more painful?

Peptic ulcer: Duodenal peptic ulcer distress is usually improved by eating as opposed to gastric or stomach ulcerations where foodmay precipitate distress. The actual degree of peptic laceration doesn't necessarily increase by avoiding food intake but probably remains the same size despite its symptoms becoming more noticeable. However I would imagine that the ulceration would worsen if days go by without food ...Read more

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I had gbladder removed 3wks ago, now ER suspect ulcer in stomach. Why is the stomach tender and painful to move? What could be going on?

I had gbladder removed 3wks ago, now ER suspect ulcer in stomach. Why is the stomach tender and painful to move? What could be going on?

Could have ulcer : Possible , you could have ulcer also , see your surgeon first, could be part of post operative problem, after evaluation possibly will look into stomach ( gastroscopy ) and treat you. ...Read more

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I get the feeling like im full every time I eat I have had stomach ulcers once before I have bad dull sharp pains in stomach it hurts really Bad and when I eat at times my pain sharpens its very painful ?

I get the feeling like im full every time I eat I have had stomach ulcers once before I have bad dull sharp pains in stomach it hurts really Bad and when I eat at times my pain sharpens its very painful ?

See your doctor>exam: Based on the limited amount of information provided it would not be possible to give you specific advise other than you should consult your physician who will take a detailed medical history and ask you specific questions to narrow down the possible causes for your condition. This, coupled with your physical exam, should lead to a diagnosis or further tests(such as endoscopy and lab tests). ...Read more

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Had gbladder removed 3wks ago. Went to ER for tender stomach and pain. Doc think ulcer. Why is ulcer so painful. What's wrong?

Had gbladder removed 3wks ago. Went to ER for tender stomach and pain. Doc think ulcer. Why is ulcer so painful. What's wrong?

Ulcers: Can come from stress of surgery or long-term medical illness; also associated w/ bacteria h. Pylori. Ulcer is crater in lining of stomach (or duodenum) that allows stomach acid to irritate unprotected area & cause pain. See fp of GI specialist for egd to examine stomach directly to find ulcer or cause of pain so treatment regimen can be begun. Temporarily antacid/zantac/prevacid/prilosec may help. ...Read more

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Post hpylori homeopathic meds and a negative stool reading. 2 weeks later and had bad diarreah and painful stomach for a week. is it an ulcer?

Post hpylori homeopathic meds and a negative stool reading. 2 weeks later and had bad diarreah and painful stomach for a week. is it an ulcer?

G-scope Indicated: Hi P. You are 45 &have change in bowel habits. This is an indication for endoscopic investigations.All you knew was that you had H.Pylori, but you don't know what the pathology is.H. Pylori may cause gastritis, ulcers, and rarely malignancies.It is still Ok to choose homeopathic therapy but only once you know whats cooking. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Gbladder rmoved 3wks ago, now ulcer in stomach. Why is stomach extreme tender and painful to move and also itching on stmach where tenderness is?

Call your surgeon: You should call your surgeon asap. They will take your call day or night. You must make sure the ulcer isn't getting worse, or perforated. ...Read more

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Abdomen pain between breast and navel. Possible ulcer? Comes & goes for years now. Hurts! Nausea and painful, watery diarrhea accompany it. See a dr?

Possible ulcer: See a doctor. Take an over the counter anti acid such as nexium or prilosec once daily You May need an endoscopy and an ultrasound for further investigation ...Read more

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Recent endoscope results showed 6 stomach ulcers, 1 esophagus, 3wks of meds, now painful hard distended stomach, vomiting blood @ times. What do I do?

Recent endoscope results showed 6 stomach ulcers, 1 esophagus, 3wks of meds, now painful hard distended stomach, vomiting blood @ times. What do I do?

Ulcers: If you recently had an egd and found multiple ulcers and you are now vomiting with blood, you should go to the hospital for possible repeating egd and further evaluation. You should also call your go doctor to discuss with him for possible assessment and suggestions over the phone. ...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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What exactly is stomach ulcers?

What exactly is stomach ulcers?

Peptic Ulcers: A peptic ulcer is basically a hole in the lining of the stomach, esophagus, or duodenum. It is a sore or erosion that forms when the lining of the digestive system is corroded by acidic digestive juices. Most of them are caused by bacteria and use of medications called nsaids. ...Read more

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Are stomach ulcers are dangerous?

Are stomach ulcers are dangerous?

They are only: dangerous if they perforate the stomach wall or if they bleed profusely. Most ulcers heal with medicationlike zantac or omeprazole which reduces acid secretion and carafate (sucralfate) which coats and protects the ulcer bed. ...Read more

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What are cures for stomach ulcers?

What are cures for stomach ulcers?

Complicated: Stomach ulcers must be followed closely as they are not as common as duodenal ulcers, have a lower likelihood of being associated with acid production, and are more likely to be cancerous. If the ulcer is in the area just as the stomach exits into the intestine, lowering acid with medication and dietary modification are the standard treatment. H pylori is a bacteria that can cause ulcers. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of stomach ulcers?

What are symptoms of stomach ulcers?

Pain: Pain in the center of your stomach, empty/burning feeling, often worse at night and on an empty stomach. Can improve with eating some foods and with acid reducing drugs (tums, pepcid, (famotidine) etc). Symptoms can come and go. Severe symptoms (see your doctor!): vomiting blood, black stool or stool that looks like tar, weight loss, nausea/vomiting. ...Read more

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Best diet for ulcers in the stomach?

Seldom a diet issue: A stomach ulcer is literally a hole in the stomach lining. H.Pylori bacteria & use of nsaid's are independent but common risk factors, as are age, tobacco use, & prior history of ulceration. Admission to the ICU can result in stress-related ulceration within the first few days of hospitalization. Also, significant burns (curling's ulcer), head trauma (cushing's ulcer), sheering forces, cancer. ...Read more

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Can drugs cause oral & stomach ulcers?

Can drugs cause oral & stomach ulcers?

Yes they can: Certain classes of drugs, especially acids can cause erosion of the lining of the mouth as well as the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. In these cases it is best to take with food or an antacid. ...Read more

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What causes pre-ulcers in the stomach?

What causes pre-ulcers in the stomach?

Acid Reflux: Not sure what "pre-ulcers" are, but if you are feeling discomfort in that area, contact your physician (pcp) for a diagnosis or referral to a specialist (gastroenterologist) for the proper diagnosis. Until that time, avoid acidic foods and drinks that are acidic, such as fruit juices, coffee, soda and others with caffeine, that produce stomach acid production. ...Read more

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What can be used against stomach ulcers?

What can be used against stomach ulcers?

See your doctor: Most ulcers heal--if you still have symptoms you might have reflux, gallstones, other things. You need looking at. ...Read more

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