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Bleeding Peptic Ulcer Disease
What to do if I have a suspected peptic ulcer. Could rectal bleeding have something to do with that?
Perhaps: Bleeding from a peptic ulcer generally presents as black tarry stools, not bright red blood. If you have copious amounts of maroon and red blood this could be from a peptic ulcer, however, this is only with very severe hemorrhage. Small amounts of red blood from the rectum are usually from the colon or hemorrhoids. You should always discuss bleeding with your doctor as some evaluation is needed. ...Read more
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
How do you know if a peptic ulcer heals? On Dexalant but still have some burning and pressure at times. Would I know if got worse or started bleeding?
Is a bit complex and sometimes you will not know if it is getting worse especially if you are above 50 years of age.
At your age, abdominal pain may be one of the signs that healing is not complete, but other than that you won't know unless you get to have an endoscopy. We go by the symptoms and these are pretty accurate in most of the people.
I hope it gives you some clarity. Thanks ...Read more
Oops, my peptic ulcer is bleeding, I am seeing fresh blood in hulls and corn during defecation and vomiting, easy solution as getting back on my ppi?
GI Bleeding: I am sorry but not one of the doctors here will take on the liability of offering you reassurance. If you are bleeding you must contact the doctor who cares for you in person. ...Read more
21 years old, migraine, high pulse rate, bleeding gums, irregular periods, peptic ulcer, and rash on the skin.
2 separate problems:
1. Bleeding gums= Gingivitis. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today!
2. See your physician for the multiple general health disorders. Rec.: see your physician for examination, tests, labs and treatment. ...Read more
Signs if a peptic ulcer? If it's caused by nsaids is it differ then from hpilori? Will it start to bleed?
Not: Similar symptoms. Pain usually better or aggravated by food. Gi bleeding could occur with either. ...Read more
My mom in hospital 30 days. Signs, symptoms of peptic ulcer's. Ruptured. Bleed to death there. It was known but not mentioned. Avoidable. Why was surgery, treatment, advising not done? Thanks.
I am very sorry: I am truly so sorry for your loss. Understanding why may help ease the hurt, anger. Active bleeding ulcers can have a 10-14 percent mortality, & esophageal perforation, producing even greater rates. Medicine that prevent bleeding from stopping, such as motrin, don't help the situation. Making sure nothing congenital present, like a bleeding disorder, may help prevent this tragedy from recurring. ...Read more
Please see: Please see your gastroenterologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the correct answer. ...Read more
Weight loss and PUD: Involuntary weight loss is always considered a clinical "red flag." that being said, it is not a surprise that peptic ulcer disease patients may experience less interest in eating due to the pain that meals engender. Under such circumstance, weight loss may follow. However, stomach ulcers may on occasion arise in the setting of cancer, severe physiologic stress, trauma. Don't ignore "red flags.". ...Read more
Ulcer/infection: Vitamin B12 requires intrinsic factor secreted by the stomach in order to be absorbed. If enough of the stomach cells have been damaged by ulcers, a lack of intrinsic factor secretion could lead to a decreased absorption of B12 and pernicious anemia. Infection with helicobacter pylori can lead to chronic gastritis which can also lead to both ulcers and anemia. ...Read more
My mom is suffering from peptic ulcer disease....she went to a doctor & the doctor gave her triple therapy...but that doesn't work...what can I do?
Peptic ulcer: Triple therapy is used for the eradication of h pylori disease she may need to have a repeat course sometimes first course does not work. I f she still continue s to have pain then she needs to be reassessed by her GI doctor ...Read more
What's the drug of choice for peptic ulcer in patients with heart disease, hypertension and diabetes!??
PPI’s: The class of drug is Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI’s). ...Read more
H Pylori Infection:
Peptic ulcer is most commonly caused by infection with a bacteria called H Pylori. Other rare causes may be use of NSAIDs like ibuprofen, naproxen when used regularly. Other meds like Actonel, (risedronate)fosamax, pottasium supplements may rarely cause ulcer in stomach.
People who smoke and drink alcohol excessively are at increased risk to develop Peptic Ulcer ...Read more
What can you afford?: Best medicine for anyone is something that you can afford whether thru insurance or just cash pay. Next does this medicine actually do what you need it to do. Using epocrates. Com & drugs. Com, look for proton pump inhibitors & h2 blockers to treat stomach ulcers. Some are available over-the-counter w/o prescription at lower strength. Go see your doc to confirm diagnosis & search for h pylori. ...Read more
Ulcer may be serious: If you really have an ulcer in your stomach (found by x-ray or endoscopy) please don't self-medicate without a doctor's advice. Ulcers can bleed (sometimes massively), perforate the stomach, obstruct stomach emptying. Sometimes, an ulcer can form in a cancer so to avoid this possibility it is important to make sure the ulcer actually heals. Relief of ulcer symptoms doesn't always mean healing. ...Read more