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What are visible symptoms of a bleeding ulcer?

What are visible symptoms of a bleeding ulcer?

Black stools. : Black, tarry stools are the classic symptom of a bleeding ulcer. Vomiting bright red blood or coffee ground material could also be a sign. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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If I had a bleeding ulcer would it be constantly hurting? What kinds of symptoms would it produce if it was bleeding?

If I had a bleeding ulcer would it be constantly hurting? What kinds of symptoms would it produce if it was bleeding?

Not necessarily...: Ulcers, or gastritis without ulcer, can cause pain, or bleeding, or both. The pain can be quite severe without bleeding. On the other hand, bleeding can be severe and even fatal with no pain. Bleeding would result in nausea, vomiting of blood or digested blood looking like coffee grounds. Also, blood can appear in the stool, or the stools can be tarry black. ...Read more

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I think I have a bleeding ulcer. What are all of the signs and symptoms of having a bleeding ulcer in the lower stomach?

I think I have a bleeding ulcer. What are all of the signs and symptoms of having a bleeding ulcer in the lower stomach?

Bleeding ulcer: I'm not sure what you mean by lower stomach. but the symptoms of ulcer can be abdominal pain to of your stomach, worse by eating certain type of food or worsening heartburn, or even dizziness if you are actively bleeding or severe pain . So watch your symptoms and act accordingly. A visit to your physician might be necessary. ...Read more

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I suffer from lupus, I frequently get bleeding stomach ulcers prednisone isn't affective what else might help.

I suffer from lupus, I frequently get bleeding stomach ulcers prednisone isn't affective what else might help.

See rheumatologist: The bleeding ulcer is not the usual presentation for lupus. In fact, prednisone may worsen it. You need to talk to your rheumatologist to make sure that the medications you are taking are not causing the ulcer and then a GI consult may be in order since this may have nothing to do with your lupus. ...Read more

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How do you treat a bleeding ulcer?

How do you treat a bleeding ulcer?

It depends: Bledding ulcers are not as common as they were 30 years ago due to the availability h-2 blockers (eg, tagamet, (cimetidine) xantac) and ppi's(prilosec) over the counter now. Bleeding ulcers are more commonly occurring from either acid imbalance or bacterial overgrowth(h-pylori). The vast majority can be treated with ppi's and antibiotics. Some may require endoscopic treatments. If bleeding is severe, surgery rar. ...Read more

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Can a bleeding ulcer cause fatality?

Can a bleeding ulcer cause fatality?

Yes but rarely: It is unusual for a bleeding ulcer to be fatal today. We have many ways of controlling the problem today. It occurs singly in the string of other severe prelims such as liver or renal failure or someone who has a clotting problem that is genetic or drug induced. ...Read more

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What should I do with a bleeding ulcer?

What should I do with a bleeding ulcer?

Treatment: I am assuming that you have had proper medical evaluation with a doctor and an upper endoscopy to diagnose a bleeding ulcer. Biopsies are taken to ensure it is benign & to look for h. Pylori. Medications like h2 blockers, antacids, sucralafate & antibiotics if + h. Pylori. Endoscopy can treat the bleeding, emergency surgery if the bleeding does not stop. ...Read more

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Can a bleeding ulcer cause a fatality ?

Can a bleeding ulcer cause a fatality ?

Yes: Fortunately it is rare that a bleeding ulcer is fatal, but certain circumstances like if the patient is taking blood thinners, or has liver problems, like cirrhosis, or is far away from medical care, could cause a bleeding ulcer to be fatal. Almost always, bleeding ulcers can be treated successfully by gastroenterologists doing a scope. ...Read more

Internal Bleeding (Definition)

Also known as an internal hemorrhage, internal bleeding refers to bleeding that occurs inside the body that is not seen from the outside. This happens when there is damage to an artery or vein from trauma, an injury to the spleen, a ruptured aneurysm, or erosion into an artery or vein from cancer or gastric ulcer. Internal bleeding is a medical emergency ...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