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Dr. Enrique Molina
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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Can you tell me how a gastic ulcer differ from a duodenal ulcer please ?

Dr. Enrique Molina
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Can you tell me how a gastic ulcer differ from a duodenal ulcer please ?

Location: gastric ulcer is in the stomach, duodenal ulcer is in the duodenum (small intestine). the risk factors to get them are usually the same, they both have the same type of complications (bleeding, pain, etc). ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Woodworth
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Duodenal Ulcer (Definition)

Duodenal ulcers are areas of damage to the tissue lining of the duodenum, which is the region of the digestive tract just beyond the stomach. Usually the ulcers are caused by excessive ...Read more


Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Board Certified, Geriatrics
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So the "books" say pain better with eating=duodenal ulcer, worse with eating=gastric ulcer. What does the "everyday medical practice" say?

Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
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So the "books" say pain better with eating=duodenal ulcer, worse with eating=gastric ulcer. What does the "everyday medical practice" say?

The same but...: The treatment for both types of ulcers is the same as long as the ulcers aren't bleeding. Serious ulcer can require surgical intervention. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Berg
Board Certified, General Surgery
27 years in practice
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Two years ago, underwent surgery perforated duodenal ulcer. After surgery yellowed eyes. Examined liver healthy. Elevated bilirubin in the blood. No k?

Dr. Tracy Berg
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Two years ago, underwent surgery perforated duodenal ulcer. After surgery yellowed eyes. Examined liver healthy. Elevated bilirubin in the blood. No k?

What is your health?: If liver is healthy now, and you are in good health now then yellow eyes after emergency GI surgery was transient/normal. During recovery the liver processes hematoma left over from bleeding. Yellow eyes, high blood bilirubin occur commonly as the liver works. It often takes time before you are ready to review and learn what happened to you during an emergency. Ok to ask your doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
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What causes duodenal ulcer?

Dr. Michael Fisher
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What causes duodenal ulcer?

Duodenal Ulcers: The most common cause of duodenal ulcer is a stomach infection associated with the helicobacter pylori (h pylori) bacteria. Other risk factors for duodenal ulcers include overuse of alcohol, tobacco, and medications such as Aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). Severe illness has also been implicated as a risk factor in the development of duodenal ulcer. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Frederick Shieh
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What sort of disorder is duodenal ulcer?

Dr. Frederick Shieh
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Ulcer: A duodenal ulcer is an ulcer located in the first part of the small intestine, right after the stomach. This can be caused by many things, most commonly from NSAID use (e.g. Advil, motrin, aspirin) and bacterial infections (e.g. Helicobacter pylori). These are treated by endoscopy and acid blocking medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
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What are the tests for duodenal ulcer?

Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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What are the tests for duodenal ulcer?

Endoscopy: Has largely replaced less clear contrast barium swallows. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
45 years in practice
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What are symptoms of a duodenal ulcer?

Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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What are symptoms of a duodenal ulcer?

Burning pain, nausea: Gnawing pain, discomfort that persists, nausea, general malaise....Pain may be in mid upper abdomen, but also could radiate toward the sides, and even thru to the back. If take simple over the counter antacids and it goes away, fine. But if it persists, and you have to keep taking them daily, not fine. Get thee to the doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Woodworth
Board Certified, General Surgery
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How long should it take to heal a duodenal ulcer?

Dr. Philip Woodworth
Board Certified, General Surgery
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How long should it take to heal a duodenal ulcer?

4-6 weeks: Need to work up the cause of the ulcer. Most commonly related to the bacteria h.Pylori. Need to have medical follow up to be sure the infection is eradicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Rossman
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Are there any natural herbs / foods that can help with a duodenal ulcer or to reduce acid?

Dr. Martin Rossman
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Are there any natural herbs / foods  that can help with a duodenal ulcer or to reduce acid?

Yes: Dgl(deglyccyrhized licorice), aloe vera gel, and a zinc containing product called zinlori 75 from metagenics all are quite helpful for this. ...Read more

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Is cooked maize cobs diet for duodenal ulcer?

Dr. Albert Pizzo
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Is cooked  maize cobs diet for duodenal ulcer?

Duodenal ulcer: Most duodenal ulcers are caused by an infection. You should see your doctor about the cause of your ulcer and treatment. If you have an infection , diet alone will not help you heal. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

Ulcer is the medical term for erosion of a normal barrier (the lining on top) exposing the surface that is normally beneath this barrier. Ulcers can occurs at sites like the skin, the ...Read more


Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Peptic Ulcer (Definition)

Peptic ulcer is a condition in which there is corrosion of the surface of the stomach and/or first part of the small intestine. Symptoms include upper abdominal pain, nausea, ...Read more


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