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What to do if I have a suspected peptic ulcer. Could rectal bleeding have something to do with that?

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.

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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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?

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?

Unfortunately it: 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

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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?

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.

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21 years old, migraine, high pulse rate, bleeding gums, irregular periods, peptic ulcer, and rash on the skin.

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.

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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.

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.

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What are common symptoms of peptic ulcer disease?

What are common symptoms of peptic ulcer disease?

Pain, nausea: Most ulcers are probably asymptomatic but common symptoms include mid upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and black tarry stools.

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Who is more likely to be affected by peptic ulcer disease?

Who is more likely to be affected by peptic ulcer disease?

Someone taking NSAID: The 2 most common causes of stomach or duodenal ulcers are infection with the helicobacter pylori bacteria and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, meloxicam, etc.

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What are recently approved drugs for the management of peptic ulcer disease?

What are recently approved drugs for the management of peptic ulcer disease?

Define recent: Pylera is a combo pill used to treat helicobacter pylori which causes ulcers. Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is a proton-pump inhibitor in the same class as Prilosec and Nexium which helps to heal ulcers.

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Can peptic ulcer disease lead to cancer?

Rarely: Peptic ulcers and stomach cancer are both caused, in part, by helicobacter infection. A stomach cancer may present as an ulcer. A bona fide peptic almost never turns into cancer.

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How does a peptic ulcer disease affect your digestive system?

Varies: Ulcers can cause pain, nausea, vomiting, bleeding, anemia or weight loss. Ironically, most ulcers are probably asymptomatic.

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Are there any other treatment options for peptic ulcer disease?

Are there any other treatment options for peptic ulcer disease?

Please see: Please see your gastroenterologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the correct answer.

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Does peptic ulcer disease lead to weight loss?

Does peptic ulcer disease lead to weight loss?

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.".

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Is peptic ulcer disease also related to having pernicious anemia?

Is peptic ulcer disease also related to having pernicious anemia?

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.

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Can patients with peptic ulcer disease pud have pernicious anemia?

Can patients with peptic ulcer disease pud have pernicious anemia?

Hopefully not: If you are managed with chronic acid reducing medications, you run the risk of low B12 levels in your blood. Get tested and supplement if recommended. You should not experience B12 anemia if under medical care.

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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?

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

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What can lead to my peptic ulcer?

What can lead to my peptic ulcer?

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

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What're some safe foods for a peptic ulcer?

What're some safe foods for a peptic ulcer?

JUST AVOID: Alcohol, smoking, spicy foods. Eat small amounts more frequently, so as to not distend that irritated tissue too much.

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


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Peptic Ulcer (Definition)

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