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Can You Get A Stomach Ulcer In One Week
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?
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
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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I don't think I have stomach ulcer but I get severe and sharp pains in my stomach most often why is that?
Possible ulcer?: Pain is a warning sign, so your symptoms signal a problem. How serious the problem and what organ (s) is (are) involved will be determined by appropriate medical evaluation--see your doctor. In the meantime, if you're taking nsaid's (aleve, advil)--discontinue them now, since you may be describing early signs of an ulcer and these drugs may be a contributant. ...Read more
Yes: Stop all anti-inflammatory medications (ibuprofen, aspirin, aleve) and try Omeprazole 20 mg over the counter once daily for 14 days. If no better I would bit the bullet and go in to see a physician. However, if you have any gastrointestinal bleeding--bright red, or black tarry stool--or if you have had appreciable, unintentional weight loss, you should be checked out right away. ...Read more
PPI's and avoidance: Ulcers if bleeding can be treated if they are cauterized during endoscopy. But basic way to treat ulcer is with meds called ppi's- this is nexium, protonix, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) prevacid, prilosec...Etc. This keeps the acid down and allows ulcer time to heal. Avoiding things that make ulcer worse also helps-like alcohol, nsaids or Aspirin or steroids or smoking etc. If assoc w h.Pylori-treating this helps. ...Read more
I have a stomach ulcer & my dr. Said I have anxiety from the symptoms I told him im feeling. Can having an ulcer trigger these anxiety feeling I get?
Sure thing!: Just to hear a 19 yr old has an ulcer makes me anxious! Know that there are very effective treatments and you need to follow closely and make sure that ulcer is completely healed within 6-8 weeks of treatment. ...Read more
Transnasal endoscopy vs upper endoscopy! Which is better to see a stomach ulcer? I prefer to do nasal one cause I heard you can be awake.
Depends: If your doctor just wants to see if there is an ulcer there, then the transnasal is great. However often they will want to biopsy it. They cannot do this through the transnasal approach. So have a conversation with your gastroenterologist to see what the likelihood is that he/she will want biopsies. ...Read more
I have a stomach ulcer and a gallbladder stone. Is there anyway to get rid of it without going to the doctors. I don't have insurance.
Healthy diet: How do you know it is an ulcer? Gallstones hurt usually after a fatty heavy meal, while ulcers usually feel better after milk or bland meal. Sign up for obamacare this fall and get treatment because an emergency surgery is much more dangerous and expensive with longer hospital stays. ...Read more
Every time I eat something I get stomach pains and have a bowel movement could this be a stomach ulcer?
Irritable bowel syndrome seems to be more and more common these days...Symptoms may vary, but typically include bloating, gassiness/flatulence, cramping, constipation/diarrhea (could be alternating), easily full sensation with meals, may be nausea etc...Stress can make the symptoms worse...
Aerobic exercise, stress relief, and regular pattern in diet can help....But you should consult your doc.... ...Read more
I get burning sensation in the middle of the breast bone area under the rib cage when I drink or eat certain things. Heart burn or stomach ulcer?
Several things: This should be evaluated by your primary doctor (and possibly gastroenterologist). This could be ulcer, viral infection, fungal infection, bacterial infection, or allergic inflammation. Your doctor may just start you on medications or may decide you need to have an endoscopy (where a camera is placed into your mouth and down into your stomach). ...Read more
Hi I've got an stomach ulcer and its been 3 weeks what food is good to eat now and what food should I avoid?
Ulcer: There is no particular diet that is necessary for an ulcer. You should definitely avoid aspirin and NSAIDs. From a food point-of-view, , you should avoid any food which you notice gives you troubles. You should quit smoking, and avoid alcohol at least until you've verified the ulcer is healed. Be sure to take your medicine and to follow up with your doctor as advised. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Worried I have a stomach ulcer been put on omeprazole for ten weeks scared il bleed to death? How likely
Ulcer: At 26 very unlikelyGet a more detailed answer ›
I need help with this stomach ulcer what to eat and also this drug withdrawal from meth I been clean for about 2 weeks now?
Information: Ulcers respond to PPI like omeprazole OTC, may need treatment w antibiotics for H. pylori bacteria. Foods: Choose fruit, vegetables, fiber. Avoid alcohol, NSAIDS, &anything you find that upsets your stomach - this varies person to person; sadly, no definite list to provide. Re: Meth - well done! Takes hard work. Withdrawal symptoms CAN last 3 weeks - you are almost there, don't get discouraged. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Pain under right rib and in back below shoulder blade. Been there for 2 weeks. On Zantac (ranitidine) for possible stomach ulcer. What could the pain be?
Gallbladder disease: Please consult your physician ASAP to rule out gallstones, inflammed gallbladder, ulcer or pancreatic illness. Do not ignore these symptoms. ...Read more
My dad is constantly coughing every minute and has a very soar throat. Its been going on for a week and a few week ago, he had a hole in his stomach and sais it was a stomach ulcer?
Blood test ruled out h.Ployri bacteria, I have been on omeprazole for 8 weeks, what are the chance I have stomach ulcer? I do not take nsaids.
Since ulcers are definitively diagnosed by direct visualization, it's hard to quantify the probability of an ulcer.
But if you have symptoms suggestive of an ulcer, not improving with medical therapy, that's probably the time to see an gastroenterology specialist for a definitive diagnosis. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more
Do higher amount of gas for a month & stomach pain around belly button for a week (gets relieved after motion) indicate stomach ulcer or liver tumor?
Try to alter your diet to see if that brings relief. If that does not help, you should consult a doctor for the stomach pain as that may be due H pylori infection.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Silent stomach ulcer: Not always. Ulcers may not hurt if they are due to ongoing use of nsaid's that patients take for their "pain killer" property. Sometimes ulcers in the elderly are without any warning symptoms until they bleed, obstruct, perforate. If you think you have an ulcer, don't wait for it to become overtly painful before you seek medical evaluation. ...Read more
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