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Can You Be Treated For Peptic Ulcers Without Having An Endoscopy
Ulcers without scope: Absolutely. If a person is young and the symptoms are not alarming, ie. No bleeding, a patient can be treated with strong antacid medication called ppi such as prevacid (lansoprazole). If they improve the only thing needed would be a blood test for h pylori to prevent a recurrence. Older people, such as over 50 or asians over 40, need endoscopy because of the prevalence of stomach cancer. ...Read more
I am diagnosed with peptic ulcers. The pain still on and off. Should i go for endoscopy as what the doctor recommended?
Yes: When you have peptic ulcer disease it is helpful to know what the cause is such as medication like advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin or a bacteria called h. Pylori among other rarer causes. Additionally you should confirm that the ulcer has healed by having a repeat endoscopy after taking proper medication. ...Read more
Have Crohn's and just diagnosed with peptic ulcer from endoscopy from NSAID. Been there for 3 weeks how fast does it heal? What can I do to help?
4 to 6 weeks. : Peptic ulcer disease is fairly common and with treatment it tends to stay at bay for long period of time. NSAID group is notoriously famous in casing gastritis and other similar peptic problems. Taking medicines for 4 weeks usually gives the stomach ulcers time to heal and be able to withstand the usual acid attack in the stomach. We need to avoid spices, alcohol and NSAID. Also see mD regular ...Read more
Yes. : Until relatively recently Omeprazole was a prescription drug. The otc variant is half-strength. But how do you know it's peptic ulcer disease and not something even more serious? Try to get an endoscopy for diagnosis then look at your rx options. Avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, Naproxen etc. Could you have h. Pylori? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ulcer healing: In treating peptic ulcer disease, it is essential to withdraw potential offending or contributing agents such as nsaids, cigarettes, and excess alcohol. If the bacterium h. Pylori is discovered, your doctor will try to eradicate it. Stress reduction is not believed to have much bearing on healing of ulcers. You should probably avoid foods which cause symptoms (dyspepsia). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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