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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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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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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, 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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Living with Ulcerative Colitis (Checklist)

See your gastroenterologist
Once
Follow recommended therapy closely
Once
Follow through with recommended cancer screening
Once
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Can you die from a bleeding ulcer?

Can you die from a bleeding ulcer?

Not common, but yes: If a stomach or duodenal ulcer has eroded into an artery,it is possible to have severe bleeding that can kill.It is also possible to have slow bleeding that does not kill.Other complications of ulcers include perforation(a hole through the stomach or duodenum),which can also kill.Ulcers are easier to treat now we have a better understanding of them,& treatment can prevent complications like these. ...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

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Living with Ulcerative Colitis (Checklist)

adjust your diet
daily
stop smoking
daily
see gastroenterologist
1 mon, once for 1 years
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I had a bleeding ulcer a few months ago that stopped on its own. What are the chances it will bleed again?

Not enough info: to provide a responsible answer. Have you consulted with your doctor about this? Take care. ...Read more

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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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Treating Peptic Ulcers (Checklist)

Get checked by a gastroenterologist
Monthly
Do not self medicate
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Avoid foods that cause dyspepsia
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What are some recipes for a bleeding ulcer diet?

What are some recipes for a bleeding ulcer diet?

No actual diet: I recommend my patients, who are dealing with ulcers, try to keep some food in their stomach, even a snack before going to bed. There's no foods that have to be avoided, except those that are personally irritating. So, super spicy foods or snacks should probably be left alone. and, avoid tobacco and alcohol while healing. Just graze all day, and take your medications as directed. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more

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