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What are Main symptoms and sign of stomach ulcer? And what is the epidemology ?

What are Main symptoms and sign of stomach ulcer? And what is the epidemology ?

Ulcer: With stomach ulcer the pain gets worse with food, with small intestine ulcer the pain is worse while hungry and in the middle of the night.
The most common causes of user is H Pylori infection, Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory medications like Motrin, Smoking and Alcohol. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

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


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I am pretty sure that I have an ulcer in my stomach. Can the ulcer cause back pain in the upper right side?

I am pretty sure that I have an ulcer in my stomach. Can the ulcer cause back pain in the upper right side?

UNUSUAL: It is vry unusul to get pain in rt upper side in the back
I wll suggest you get it checked as these are not symptoms of Ulcer in stomach ...Read more

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Can stomach ulcer make middle back pain?

Can stomach ulcer make middle back pain?

Yes: It would not be uncommon for a stomach ulcer to create referred pain to the back. ...Read more

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Does a stomach ulcer cause diarrhoea?

Does a stomach ulcer cause diarrhoea?

Can uncommonly: Ulcers usually don't cause diarrhea. Most ulcers not due to excess acid. Rare kind has too much acid production, associated with diarrhea. ...Read more

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Does a stomach ulcer cause pain anywhere else in your tummy area?

Does a stomach ulcer cause pain anywhere else in your tummy area?

Can be anywhere: Stomach ulcer pain is usually in the lower chest and upper abdomen area, but ulcers can be in intestines too, like duodenum and can radiate to the back and other parts of abdomen. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Can a stomach ulcer cause chills after eating?

Can a stomach ulcer cause chills after eating?

Chills: Yes. Chills occur when there is a discrepancy between the ambient atmospheric temperature and that of the surface of the skin. If the skin temp is lower, the body's thermostat will try to increase the temperature by chilling which is muscular and raises the temp. When you eat you may redistribute some of the circulation from the skin to the intestines, and a stomach ulcer may induce such changes. ...Read more

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WHY DOES A STOMACH ULCER CAUSE NAUSEA AFTER EATING. I DID HAVE WEAK POSTIVE OCCULT BLOOD TEST. SHOULD I WORRY. MY HGB IS STABLE. SHOULD I WORRY?

WHY DOES A STOMACH ULCER CAUSE NAUSEA AFTER EATING. I DID HAVE WEAK POSTIVE OCCULT BLOOD TEST. SHOULD I WORRY. MY HGB IS STABLE. SHOULD I WORRY?

YES: Nausea, vomiting, and blood in stool is always an ominous presentation. Hopefully you are on therapy for your ulcer. The nausea is from pain and stimulation of the vagus nerve. ...Read more

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Can a stomach ulcer cause bowel problems? Constipation/loose stool/cramping/gurgling/bloating/pain in lower left abdomen?

Can a stomach ulcer cause bowel problems? Constipation/loose stool/cramping/gurgling/bloating/pain in lower left abdomen?

No: All GI complaints mentioned are totally unrelated to a stomach ulcer. The latter produces upper midline abdominal pain relieved by food or antiacids and if perforating posteriorly into lesser sac, the space behind the stomach, back pain develops. Constipation or loose stool related to diet or inflammation of bowel and if in sigmoid colon with diverticular disease. lt. lower abodiminal pain noted ...Read more

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Can stress cause stomach ulcer?

Stress affects GI: Functioning, including stomach upset, diarrhea, constipation, increase or decrease in appetite, etc., and it certainly seems to contribute to ulcer activity in many people. But an australian physician discovered in 1982 that the bacterium helicobacter pylori plays a major role in stomach and duodenal ulcers. Manage stress and check with a physician about an antibiotic for stomach ulcers. ...Read more

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Can I drink ginger ale with a stomach ulcer? Or will it make it worse / cause it to bleed?

Can I drink ginger ale with a stomach ulcer? Or will it make it worse / cause it to bleed?

Try other drink: Although real ginger can be helpful for nausea, ginger may also cause minor irritation of the stomach lining- not a good thing if there is already an ulcer. With ulcers, avoid carbonated, acidic, caffeinated, alcoholic, spicy beverages. ...Read more

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I have severe back pains stomach pains, can somebody list the symptoms of a stomach ulcer?

There can be no : Symptoms to a constellation of ones ranging from stomach pain, aches, cramps, nausea, vomiting, fatigue related to blood loss, back pain, heartburn, bowel habit changes to changes in the stool to name a few. ...Read more

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Can stomach ulcer symptoms leave and come back weeks later?

Can stomach ulcer symptoms leave and come back weeks later?

Yes: Most ulcers are induodenum not stomach; most are caused by bacterial infection with h. Pylori; some caused by meds like Aspirin and nsaids; rare other causes. Symptoms can come and go, esp in h pylori cases that are untreated (with antibiotics). Recurring symptoms need to be checked out to make sure something more serious (like cancer) isn't the cause. ...Read more

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Can stomach ulcer cause leg pain?

No: Humans (nor animals for that matter) are not wired with the two in any link up. You can have the two at the same time, but the leg pain is more likely to create stress & aggravate your ulcer than the opposite. ...Read more

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Can pre natal vitamins cause a stomach ulcer?

Unlikely: Prenatal vitamins to my knowledge haven't been associated with stomach ulcer formation. Having said that, many women have adverse reactions to many prenatal pills. Most commonly women complain of nausea or a bad feeling in their stomach. Pregnancy, however, can be associated with new onset or worsening heartburn. See your doctor if you're worried about an ulcer, that's a serious condition. ...Read more

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Hurts really bad after i eat or drink anything. What causes a stomach ulcer?

Too much acid: Increase acid production related to stress can cause a stomach ulcer or skipping meals. Eating or drinking things that are stomach irritants like alcohol, spicy food, too much Aspirin or ibuprofen, smoking can all contribute to causing ulcers. ...Read more

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Could the stomach ulcer I assumed was healing be the cause of the numbing sensation I feel on my left side after each meal?

Could the stomach ulcer I assumed was healing be the cause of  the numbing sensation I feel on my left side after each meal?

Maybe, maybe not: Stomach pain can feel like other sensations in the upper abdomen sometimes. The doctor who is taking care of the ulcer can recheck. A patient who suspects that certain pains are related to stomach acid / reflux / ulcers can actually try taking a good-sized dose of maalox or mylanta to see what happens. If the pains or sensations go away each time, that suggests the pains are due to acidity. ...Read more

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If you have a stomach ulcer can vomiting cause it to bleed or perforate?

If you have a stomach ulcer can vomiting cause it to bleed or perforate?

Yes: Dear Girish,

Vomiting can increase the pressure in your stomach and if there is an ulcer the blood vessels can pop and cause you to bleed or perforate. If you have a stomach ulcer your physician should have you on a proton pump inhibitor. Please avoid alcohol or NSAIDs as these can make ulcers worse. Please seek care from a doctor if you have pain or any kind of bleeding. ...Read more

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If you had a stomach ulcer can it cause lightheaded ness and tremors and just a not feeling well feeling?

It may: Ulcers, especially if bleeding, may cause you to feel light headed, and just not well. See a dr. For an eval as with diet and certain medications you may feel better soon. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes stomach ulcer?

Many causes: Aside from commonly used medication such as nsaids (ibuprofen/motrin/aleve) and aspirin, smoking and alcohol use, you should also be evaluated for a bacteria called helicobacter pylori which has been associated with ulcers. ...Read more

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What kinda of pain does an stomach ulcers cause? And how do you get a stomach ulcer?

Lower chest/abdomen: Pain can be in the mid to lower chest and upper abdomen. It can be worsened with eating or sometimes even improve initially with eating. Ulcers are formed when the lining of the stomach becomes prone to acids and a sore results on the wall of the stomach. There are several causes from meds to stress and diet. Dark tarry stool is a warning sign of bleeding that may come from the GI system. ...Read more

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Can a bleeding stomach ulcer cause significant blood loss??

Can a bleeding stomach ulcer cause significant blood loss??

Life threatening: Bleeding stomach ulcers may present in different stages from superficial to full perforations when they are life threatening. ...Read more

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Why does stomach ulcer cause hunger pains a couple hours after eating???

Why does stomach  ulcer cause hunger pains a couple hours after eating???

Body self therapy: Your body is reacting in two ways. First, first helps to coat the ulcer and lessen irritation. Hunger brings in food.
Second, without food, the stomach is more irritated and the muscles will contract more causing stomach rumbling. ...Read more

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Had stomach ulcer 6 or more months ago, would drinking soda now be risky? Can soda cause ulcers to perforate/bleed?

Had stomach ulcer 6 or more months ago, would drinking soda now be risky? Can soda cause ulcers to perforate/bleed?

Not risky: We know that most ulcers are not caused by door or stomach acid, but by a bacteria which leads to gastritis. Soda won't cause ulcers. I suggest you moderate your intake, of course. You can have too much of a good thing. I am assuming you're following up with your doctors. If not, do so. Good luck. ...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


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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