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Bentyl Anti Ulcer Agent
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
If I have abdominal pain due to stomach ulcer. Can I take sucralfate to protect ulcer and dicyclomine for stomach pain Will it cause any reaction?
Get treatment: Any ulcers on the shaft of the penis needs to be treated. ...Read more
See PCP/GI: That means you need to see a gastroenterologist soon, if you haven't already and need some medication to calm down the nausea and vomiting which can happen with many different disorders. Your PCP dr can prescribe medication to help. It's a good place to start. It is probably not cancer, but best to check. Time for endoscopy. ...Read more
At what age do esophagal ulcers most often occur? Is it unlikely for someone to develop it in their 20s?
Yes: It's a beautiful. Day! Esophageal ulcers are uncommon at a young age. ...Read more
Exercise diabeties: A diabetic ulcer is often on the bottom of feet so that exercise would not be what we encourage; quite the contrary, we spend great efforts with these types of ulcers to relieve pressure with casts and boots and special shoes. ...Read more
What Works: Lots of various foods choices long promoted but little scientific evidence any really work. The larger issues are internal controls of micro-erosions, presence/resistance to heliobacter pylori bacteria (can be hard to eradicate ; can recur), ingestion of nsaids ; other irritants, internal controls of local blood flow, emotions, etc. ...Read more
Hard to say: It's hard to say - show the wound to your doctor and see if it's a good choice. Good luck. ...Read more
Wound care.: Diabetic ulcers will generally heal if you offload the area (decrease direct pressure with an insert, or a wheelchair), have your doctor trim the callus and dead tissue away on a regular basis, and if the ulcer is infected, you may need oral or IV antibiotics, depending on the severity of the infection. ...Read more
The nature of ulcer:
Ulcers of colonic mucosa could be seen in inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease), ischemic colitis or psuedomembranous colitis.
Ulcers of intestinal mucosa might be seen in colonic cancer.
Biopsy in time of colonoscopy might be helpful to understand the nature of ulcer.
Thank you for question. ...Read more
Fruits and vegetable: Fresh fruits and vegetables are ulcer friendly foods. Avoid caffeine, high fat foods. Lean proteins and low fat dairy products are also acceptable, eggs and fish are also ulcer friendly. Whole grains and legumes are also part of a ulcer diet. Small meals are better than large ones, low in fat intake. ...Read more
Treat venous ulcer.: Venous ulcerations are usually due to chronic venous insufficiency secondary to refluxing venous valves in the saphenous or perforating systems of veins. Once ulcers form they are difficult to heal and are painful. Medication may help to control the pain but the best way to eradicate the pain is to heal the ulcer. You should see a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation including a sonogram. ...Read more
Differences: Anytime you see a word with the suffix "itis" in medicine it means inflammation of whatever came before it, so gastritis means inflammation of the lining of the stomach (gastric). An ulcer on the other hand is an erosion, a pit or depression in the wall of the stomach lining. A few decades ago an Australian doctor guessed that ulcers were caused by an infection, proved it on himself, got Nobel Pri ...Read more
Probably an abscess: Sounds like the source of your pain very well could be an infection in the tooth that has spread to involve the supporting bone. These are usually slowly progressing problems, but can become serious quite rapidly under the right conditions. You would be wise to seek evaluation by an endodontist or general dentist for treatment. ...Read more
treat the cause: The question is, what caused the cellulitis and more, which came first? Cellulitis is an inflammation of the skin but finding the cause is most important. If you did not have a fever or elevated white count, then infection is very unlikely. A more common cause of your condition would be due to pain disease. Get to a wound care center for the appropriate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more