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I have a stomach ulcer and I like to drink. Is there a medication that can coat my stomach before I drink alcohol?

I have a stomach ulcer and I like to drink. Is there a medication that can coat my stomach before I drink alcohol?

You seriously need: Help. Do you want to die? What you are proposing is crazy (and this is coming from a shrink). Please get help. Alcoholics anonymous is free, confidential and a great source of support. At this point, would also encourage you to let your gastroenterologist know what you are doing. An addiction medicine specialist is also very important.

Dr. Gregg Albers
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If someone gets a stomach ulcer from just heavy drinking, would abstaining from alcohol and a PPI resolve it?

If someone gets a stomach ulcer from just heavy drinking, would abstaining from alcohol and a PPI resolve it?

Anxiety, Depression: I commend you for abstaining from Alcohol, thus Caring for your HEALTH! Thank you for informing about Exercise stress test, Holter monitor, and ECG. If these tests are within normal limits, it is likely that you have unresolved feelings in relationships, work or finances. Stress can contribute to Ulcer. See a Psychiatrist for • Diagnosis • Continued abstinence from Alcohol • Therapy • AA Meetings

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I social drinker, drink moderately and go 2 weeks without alcohol once a month. I habe burning in stomach, ulcer or gastritis?

I social drinker, drink moderately and go 2 weeks without alcohol once a month. I habe burning in stomach, ulcer or gastritis?

Examination: You must be checked and examined for gastritis, GERD, peptic ulcer, pancreatic illness or gallbaldder disease. You can temporarily use OTC Mylanta and PPI (Pepcid (famotidine) or Nexium) until seen. No alcohol, aspirin, or NSAIDS (ibuprofen, naproxysn). Examination and testing are mandatory.

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Can alcohol be absorbed into the blood stream thru a stomach ulcer?

Can alcohol be absorbed into the blood stream thru a stomach ulcer?

Alcohol: I am very stumped by your question. Any alcohol you ingest will absorb into your blood stream through the lining of the stomach whether you have an ulcer or not.

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Does alcohol compound a stomach ulcer?

Does alcohol compound a stomach ulcer?

Yes: Alcohol, smoking, caffeine, spicy meal may aggravate gastritis with or without ulcer. Motrin/aspirin (nsaid) and h pylori are believed to be the cause for ulcers. Discuss with GI about your treatment. Fyi ulcers are diagnosed by scoping you stomach (egd), no doctor can tell you you have ulcer by a simple physical exam. Consult w your doctor.

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May I have a stomach ulcer was drinking one night woke up in the middle of my sleep major stomach pain. Lately 1 drink a night for about 2 weeks?

May I have a stomach ulcer was drinking one night woke up in the middle of my sleep major stomach pain. Lately 1 drink a night for about 2 weeks?

Did the stomach pain: Completely resolve after drinking alcohol on one night? If it is on-going than please have this evaluated. Can't diagnose based on the information available.

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Could I drink beer if I diagnosed with stomach ulcer?

Recommend against it: Check this great Mayo Clinic Article: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/peptic-ulcer/basics/lifestyle-home-remedies/con-20028643

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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.

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Had stomach ulcer diagnosed 2+ years ago, should be gone by now. Drinking soda still burns stomach. Can soda cause ulcer to bleed if it's still there?

Had stomach ulcer diagnosed 2+ years ago, should be gone by now. Drinking soda still burns stomach. Can soda cause ulcer to bleed if it's still there?

No: Soda will NOT cause your ulcer to bleed!! However the GAS may NOT be good for you if you have esophageal REFLUX (GERD) as well as your ulcer. Ask your Gastroenterologist! Hope this Helps Dr Z

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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.

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What can you eat or drink with a stomach ulcer?

Lots: You can maintain a normal low fat diet, and drink water, juice, milk, and soy or almond milks. Be careful with fizzy drinks and avoid alcohol. The size of the meal may be a challenge to your ulcer symptoms, start small and increase as tolerated. Coffee and tea in moderation are usually fine if combined with a small meal.

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I am in such severe pain, I can't drink. Could this be a stomach ulcer?

Yes: And ulcers can be serious. You should get examined.

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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.

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Lump in my throat. Constantly drinking water. What could this be. How can I treat it. I have acide reflux, hiatal hernia, stomach ulcer, anxiety.

Lump in my throat. Constantly drinking water. What could this be. How can I treat it. I have acide reflux, hiatal hernia, stomach ulcer, anxiety.

Not dangerous: The sensation of something stuck in the throat is common, but poorly understood. It is often referred to as a "globus" sensation. Probably not related to your hiatal hernia or gerd. It is not dangerous at all. Anxiety could have something to do with it, but that can be difficult to control as well. See your pcp for more advice, but don't worry, it won't hurt you.

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If I've had ulcers before should I drink alcohol while on prednisone?

If I've had ulcers before should I drink alcohol while on prednisone?

Avoid both: Both are to be avoided with ulcers. Discuss your history with your physician.

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I don't smoke, don't drink alcohol, don't take nsaids, don't drink caffeine & tested negative for h pylori where did my ulcer & gastritis come from?

I don't smoke, don't drink alcohol, don't take nsaids, don't drink caffeine & tested negative for h pylori where did my ulcer & gastritis come from?

Happened to me: Speak with a gasrtoeotertoiogist who has a special interesting the genesis of n. Pylori. Try the closest medical centre. A phone call may do iit or get the perfect referral. Particularly where forefront of research is being conducted. Try goggle.

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Is it actually true that an ulcer will heal to where I can drink alcohol like I did before?

Is it actually true that an ulcer will heal to where I can drink alcohol like I did before?

Was your alcohol use: The reason or a contributing factor for your ulcer? What did your treating physician say? Do you drink heavily? The answer to this question requires more information.

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I'm on pantoprazol to treat acid from a ulcer for 4 week but after 3 week I have a wedding comin up and need to no if I can drink alcohol on these?

I'm on pantoprazol to treat acid from a ulcer for 4 week but after 3 week I have a wedding comin up and need to no if I can drink alcohol on these?

Yes, but...: Alcohol is okay to take with pantoprazole, but it makes ulcer healing more difficult. I would recommend that if you do drink at the wedding, that you try to take it easy and avoid binging. If you notice red or black stools, seek immediate medical attention. Otherwise, enjoy the wedding!

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


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