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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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.

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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


Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Adam Bodian Dr. Bodian
Dermatology
31 years in practice
Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Tharesh Udupa Dr. Udupa
Podiatry
18 years in practice
California School of Podiatric Medicine at Samuel Merritt University
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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.

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Roberta Beals Dr. Beals
Family Medicine
24 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I'm having micro ulcers on shaft. With no pain and no itchness. What to do?

Get treatment: Any ulcers on the shaft of the penis needs to be treated.

Dr. Carrie Cannon Dr. Cannon
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Stuart Hickerson Dr. Hickerson
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Dr. Claude Parola Dr. Parola
Internal Medicine
36 years in practice
Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Scott Bolhack Dr. Bolhack
Wound care
31 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr Dr. Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
37 years in practice
The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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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.

Dr. Terri Washington Dr. Washington
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
12 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Maureen Mays Dr. Mays
Clinical Lipidology
years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Libby Putnam Dr. Putnam
Podiatry
8 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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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.

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Dr. Marina Landa Dr. Landa
Pathology
28 years in practice
Chuvash State University Medical Faculty
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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.

Dr. Martin Fried Dr. Fried
General Practice
32 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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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.

Dr. John Landi Dr. Landi
Phlebology
43 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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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.

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Dr. Charles Gordon Dr. Gordon
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine
years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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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

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Dr. Jonathan Richards Dr. Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics
14 years in practice
University of Minnesota Medical School
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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.

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Dr. Michael Miller Dr. Miller
Wound care
32 years in practice
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

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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


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