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Does bentyl (dicyclomine) help ulcers?

Does bentyl (dicyclomine) help ulcers?

Adjunctive use only: Dicyclomine (Bentyl) Is an anticholinergic antispasmodic medication. It reduces smooth muscle spasm in treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. It can used as an adjunctive treatment for conditions like peptic ulcer, diverticulitis, colitis, regional enteritis, etc. ...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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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?

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?

Interaction: There should be no harmful interaction between those two medications. Don't take the dicyclomine soon after the sucralafate which may interfere with the absorption of the dicyclomine. ...Read more

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Can I use a abb belt with a raw ulcer?

Can I use a abb belt with a raw ulcer?

No: Definitely do not use the abb belt until your ulcer is fully healed. The lesion will not heal if you continue using it. ...Read more

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How fast can ulcers grow if left untreated?

How fast can ulcers grow if left untreated?

Fast: Ulcers can grow deeper if left untreated. This can lead to deep infections, abscesses, bone infections and eventually gangrene. You should have this checked out quickly to avoid loss of limb. ...Read more

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Can you provide any tips on dealing with ulcer pain problems?

Can you provide any tips on dealing with ulcer pain problems?

Several.: First be sure you have an ulcer!
carafate suspension or tablets; h2 blockers (rantidine, cimetidine), antacids, and finally proton pump inhibitors, nexium, (esomeprazole) prilosec, etc.
All can work. ...Read more

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I have an ulcer and haven't been able to keep anything down lately...what could that mean?

I have an ulcer and haven't been able to keep anything down lately...what could that mean?

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

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How long does gastritis or ulcers last?

How long does gastritis or ulcers last?

It depends: It will last until changes to diet is made or treated with medication or the underlying cause is treated. ...Read more

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Can exercise help heal a diabetic ulcer?

Can exercise help heal a diabetic ulcer?

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

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Best diet for ulcer reduction, gastric problems?

Best diet for ulcer reduction, gastric problems?

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

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What does diabetic ulcer look like in beginning?

Ulcer: Ulcer is breakdown in the skin which can be shallow at first then become deeper forming a whole. ...Read more

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Does dermawound work on ulcers caused by diabetes?

Does dermawound work on ulcers caused by diabetes?

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

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How do you treat a diabetic ulcer most successfully?

How do you treat a diabetic ulcer most successfully?

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

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How common is it to find ulcers during a colonoscopy?

How common is it to find ulcers during a colonoscopy?

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

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What healthy foods can I eat that are ulcer friendly?

What healthy foods can I eat that are ulcer friendly?

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

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Do you know of a way to relieve pain from venous ulcers?

Do you know of a way to relieve pain from venous ulcers?

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

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What's the difference between severe gastritis and ulcers?

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

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What to do if I have got an ulcer above my toothache, is it serious?

What to do if I have got an ulcer above my toothache, is it serious?

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

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How long should it take for a cellulitus ulcer to heal and disappear?

How long should it take for a cellulitus ulcer to heal and disappear?

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

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dicyclomine (Definition)

Dicyclomine (Bentyl) Is an anticholinergic antispasmodic medication. It reduces smooth muscle spasm in treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. It can used as an adjunctive treatment for conditions like peptic ulcer, diverticulitis, ...Read more