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Is stomach ulcer painful?

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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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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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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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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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

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