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What are Main symptoms and sign of stomach ulcer? And what is the epidemology ?

What are Main symptoms and sign of stomach ulcer? And what is the epidemology ?

Ulcer: With stomach ulcer the pain gets worse with food, with small intestine ulcer the pain is worse while hungry and in the middle of the night. The most common causes of user is H Pylori infection, Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory medications like Motrin, Smoking and Alcohol. ...Read more

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Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
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Stomach Ulcer (Definition)

Stomach ulcers, also called peptic ulcers, are erosions in the wall of the stomach that can result in bleeding or pain. They can be caused by ibuprofen and similar medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or by infection with a bacteria called H. pylori that ...Read more


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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

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What is the medication for gastric ulcer?

What is the medication for gastric ulcer?

Ranitidine omeprazol: There are three treatments for gastric ulcer. Blocking acid using a histamine blocker such as ranitidine (zantac), Famotidine (pepcid) or a proton pump inhibitor like Omeprazole (prilosec) which are stronger acid blockers and the third is to buffer the acid which is there via antacids (maalox, mylanta, tums, (calcium carbonate) etc) gastric ulcers can actually be healed in 6-8 weeks with acid blockers and diet. ...Read more

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What is the best way to detect a gastric ulcer?

What is the best way to detect a gastric ulcer?

EGD: A scope into the stomach to directly visualize the stomach lining is the best way to detect an ulcer. Many physicians will opt to try a course of treatment first. ...Read more

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What is the best diet if I have a gastric ulcer?

Antibiotic: Ulcers need treatment if they are caused by h. Pylori, a type of bacteria. Take care of the ulcer properly and you won't have to worry what food to eat. ...Read more

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What should I do if I am suffering from a gastric ulcer?

Easy Dx / Rx: If you are not yet diagnosed by endoscopy or imaging, or if this is a self-diagnosis, you need to be examined and the lesion perhaps biopsied. Today's protocol treatments are a walk in the park compared with the horrible stuff that we had to use when i was in medical school. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a person with gastric ulcer take onion, ginger, garlic etc.?

Can a person with gastric ulcer take onion, ginger, garlic etc.?

Not recommended: These foods can stimulate stomach acid which in turn can cause considerable pain if you have a gastric ulcer. ...Read more

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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

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What kind of antibiotic for gastric ulcer?

See below: Most gastric ulcers are caused by H. Pylori. If the biopsy of the ulcer is negative for any malignancy and the H. Pylori blood test (or a breath test) is positive a two weeks course of Potassium based Penicilllin and Macrolides with the use of a Proton Pump inhibitor daily (eg Nexium (esomeprazole) 40 mg) should clear the infection and slowly heal the ulcer. ...Read more

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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


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