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When I get bad news or stress I shiver rly bad, sweat and stomach pains doc thougth ibs, ibd, hernia or ulcer why do I shiver so bad from stress?

When I get bad news or stress I shiver rly bad, sweat and stomach pains doc thougth ibs, ibd, hernia or ulcer why do I shiver so bad from stress?

Common physical: Symptom of anxiety. This can include total body trembling, shaking, shivering, and it can occur in any muscle group. Please see an excellent overview of a plethora of physical symptoms of anxiety at the following website.
www. Anxietycentre. Com/anxiety-symptoms/trembling. Shtml
anxiety symptoms - trembling, shaking, tremors trembling. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Every few mos., I get a single sharp pain or throb in my abdominal wall to the right my navel. Not tender, usually when gassy or stressed. Ulcer?

Every few mos., I get a single sharp pain or throb in my abdominal wall to the right my navel. Not tender, usually when gassy or stressed. Ulcer?

Abdominal pains: Not ulcer pain but could be hernia in abdominal wall or possible Meckel's diverticulum. Why don't you make a virtual appt or go see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Will spicy food and stress cause stomach ulcers?

Will spicy food and stress cause stomach ulcers?

Stress - yes: Stress can cause stomach ulcers by increasing the acid production in the stomach. ...Read more

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How does stress increase stomach acid and leads to ulcers?

How does stress increase stomach acid and leads to ulcers?

Ulcers and stress: Tis is a complicated answer but let me try to explain it simply. In periods of stress, there is an over production of two hormones from the adrenal. One is adrenalin, which can stimulate the cells in the stomach to produce more acid. The 2nd hormone is cortisol, which when too abundant, can thin the lining of the stomach thus leading to the ulcer. You also need to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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25.Every time I eat my stomach burns. People say its ulcers and that it comes from stress. Is this a possibility?

25.Every time I eat my stomach burns. People say its ulcers and that it comes from stress. Is this a possibility?

Yes, but......: Yes, but it could be a lot of things. Unless the "people" telling you this are doctors who have examined you, trust no one. Go see a real doctor and see what's going on with your tummy. Your primary doctor, a GI specialist or even a local free clinic is a good place to start. Don't wait - go in now. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have stomach ulcers? I’m stressed a lot & not I’m feeling nauseated & strange. Is that a symptom?

How do I know if I have stomach ulcers? I’m stressed a lot & not I’m feeling nauseated & strange. Is that a symptom?

EGD: The definitive diagnosis is made with a scope in your stomach called an EGD. Certainly, your symptoms could be ulcer related, vs simple reflux disease or gastritis, etc. See your Dr. And get an evaluation to start the correct diagnostic process, best wishes. ...Read more

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Is emotional stress the single major cause of stomach ulcers? If not, what is?

Is emotional stress the single major cause of stomach ulcers? If not, what is?

H. pylori & Ulcers: H. pylori is a type of bacteria. These germs can enter your body and live in your digestive tract. After many years, they can cause sores, called ulcers, in the lining of your stomach or the upper part of your small intestine. Stress can make any physical or psychological condition worse. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can stress cause stomach ulcer?

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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I know that ulcers are primarily caused by h. Pylori but can stress cause excessive acid buildup in my stomach?

I know that ulcers are primarily caused by h. Pylori but can stress cause excessive acid buildup in my stomach?

Yes.: The GI tract is full of nerve endings, and stress often manifests in this area...Note how many people get "butterflies in my stomach" or feel nauseated when under stress. Just as stress can hurt you, relaxation exercises can help you heal and support wellness. ...Read more

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Does it happen that people get stomach ulcers from smoking without eating?

Does it happen that people get stomach ulcers from smoking without eating?

Maybe: In days gone bye, we used to advise ulcer patients not to use alcohol, caffeine and nicotine since they increased the acid secretion we all knew caused ulcers. That was before tagamet (cimetidine) and h. Pylori. So if acid can cause ulcers, nicotine might contribute. I'd worry more about COPD and lung cancer than ulcers. ...Read more

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I have Abdominal ulcer and get treated. I have gotten enormous amount of skill on it. Shall I take cup of tea with out spice?

I have Abdominal ulcer and get treated. I have gotten enormous amount of skill on it. Shall I take cup of tea with out spice?

SKILL?: I assume by skill, you mean are able to eat certain foods and stay well? Certainly, there are known trigger food for ulcers and Acid indigestion/reflux disease, and Coffee and hot tea are on the top of the list. So I do not recommend that to my patients, even if they are controlled and "skilled." As, Diet and avoidance of triggers remains the mainstay of treatment! Good luck. ...Read more

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I get really bad pain in my upper abdomen I looked up my symptoms and it's saying an ulcer is it really dangerous if I don't get it look after?

Maybe not ulcer: Get a consultation with your doctor. This may or may not be an ulcer. The treatment is directed to the correct diagnosis. Wrong diagnosis will not be helpful to you. By the way, an ulcer is generally the result of a bacterial problem and it does not solve itself. ...Read more

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How should you get peptic ulcers in your stomach?

How should you get peptic ulcers in your stomach?

Meds or infection: Medications such as aspirin & NSAID's and infections such as H. Pylori are the most common causes of stomach ulcers. ...Read more

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How do people get an ulcer in there stomach?

How do people get an ulcer in there stomach?

Many: Reasons, habits like drinking, smoking, stress, poor sleep and then there are genetic condotions. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get stomach ulcers from chewing gum?

Is it possible to get stomach ulcers from chewing gum?

Not really: In theory at least this can be bad, as excess acid secretion in combination with pockets of damage to the stomach lining may lead to an ulcer.

N fact as long as the gum is sugar free (and particularly if it contains xylitol) it is actually good for the teeth and can prevent dental cavities.

However some moderation is necessary whichever type of gum he is eating. I'd suggest you limit him to thre. ...Read more

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Are stomach ulcers dangerous. What can be done to get rid of them?

Are stomach ulcers dangerous. What can be done to get rid of them?

Treatable...: Stomach ulcers are usually caused by either taking anti-inflammatory drugs (e.g. Motrin, ibuprofen, naprosyn (naproxen) or aspirin) or bacterial infection with helicobacter pylori. Treatment of the ulcer includes removal or eradication of the offending agent (e.g. Drugs or infection) and acid suppressive therapy with drugs like Omeprazole (prilosec). Benign peptic ulcers usually heal within weeks. ...Read more

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What are the best remedies to relieve or get rid of a stress induced ulcer?

What are the best remedies to relieve or get rid of a stress induced ulcer?

Suggestions: First of all, try to find ways to lower the stress in your life. Not, always, easy to do. Then, consider a bland diet with little spices, your doctor might suggest a ppi to lower the stomach acid, and they might want to try carafate (sucralfate) liquid to try to help heal the ulcer. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you get a stomach ulcer twice?

Can you get a stomach ulcer twice?

Yes: If you treat the first and healed and stop taking the medications it will happen again. Crude peptic ulcer recurrence rate was 3.02%. Happy holiday. ...Read more

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What can I drink to get my caffiene if I have an ulcer and coffee hurts my stomach?

What can I drink to get my caffiene if I have an ulcer and coffee hurts my stomach?

Nothing: Any form of caffeine is going to be bad for you right now, as once it hits your system to give you the caffeine buzz you are wanting, it also will increase the acid output of your stomach and irritate your ulcer. You have to go totally caffeine free until your ulcer totally heals up and your doctor tells you it's safe to consume some again, but even then, you will need to keep it light. ...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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Every time I eat or drink I get horrible stomach pains. Was treated for ulcer but it didn't help?

Every time I eat or drink I get horrible stomach pains. Was treated for ulcer but it didn't help?

Possible re-ulcer?: Pain is a warning sign, so your symptoms signal a problem. How serious the problem ; 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 recurrence. No alcohol too please, ; consider restarting acid blocker medication. ...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?

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

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I've had my stomach scoped. No ulcers, no celeac, no h-pyloria, but I still get pain above my navel after a small meal. I am trying gluten fee now?

I've had my stomach scoped. No ulcers, no celeac, no h-pyloria, but I still get pain above my navel after a small meal. I am trying gluten fee now?

Maybe not stomach: Other possibilities exist, including pancreas, bile system, small bowel, colon, vascular (blood vessel), other. Sounds like you need further evaluation. Check with doc for additional testing. ...Read more

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Once in a while I get moderate to severe pain on the right side of my abdomen area, but ice or cold in general seem to help a lot. Could still be something serious like appendicitis, hernia or ulcer?

No: Something serious on the right side of your abdomen wouldn't go away with ice or cold. It sounds more like a muscle pain in the abdominal wall if it happens occasionally and goes away with cold. See your PCP to know for sure what is going on but serious things don't generally go away that easily. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I get the feeling like im full every time I eat I have had stomach ulcers once before I have bad dull sharp pains in stomach it hurts really Bad and when I eat at times my pain sharpens its very painful?

I get the feeling like im full every time I eat I have had stomach ulcers once before I have bad dull sharp pains in stomach it hurts really Bad and when I eat at times my pain sharpens its very painful?

See your doctor>exam: Based on the limited amount of information provided it would not be possible to give you specific advise other than you should consult your physician who will take a detailed medical history and ask you specific questions to narrow down the possible causes for your condition. This, coupled with your physical exam, should lead to a diagnosis or further tests (such as endoscopy and lab tests). ...Read more

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I may have a possible stomach ulcer, but I don't have medicaid. Is there any way to get on it?

I may have a possible stomach ulcer, but I don't have medicaid. Is there any way to get on it?

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

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What to do to get rid of stomach ulcer pains?

What to do to get rid of stomach ulcer pains?

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

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I'm having oral ulcers, I often have them during my exams or when I'm in stress. I need advise on how to get of these mouth ulcers.

I'm having oral ulcers, I often have them during my exams or when I'm in stress. I need advise on how to get of these mouth ulcers.

Mouth ulcers: If you're talking about herpetic ulcers, my colleagues' suggestions of Acyclovir and lysine may be helpful. For apthous ulcers (aka canker sores), swishing with salt water may help -- also chewing dgl tablets, and sucking slippery elm lozenges can help your mouth lining heal. B complex vitamins help, and avoiding toothpaste with sodium lauryl sulphate (a foaming agent commonly found). ...Read more

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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

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Each month I have a period I get horrible pain in my stomach like ulcer pain that gets worse by eating, drinking, or taking any type of medication.?

Stress: Please check your stresslevel during your periods.
Do you take non-steroidal pain medicatons such as ibuprogen during your periods? These may cause stomach pains

also please check and make sure you don't have ulcers. ...Read more

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Can you get stomach pain after not eating for a while? If so, why? Can you get ulcers from not eating regularly?

Acidity: Yes you can, when you don't eat the acid that is in your stomach continues to be present and can irritate your stomach. If this persists, eventually the protective layer that protects your stomach from irritation breaks down and can cause ulceration. Eat regularly and continue to follow up closely with your physician. ...Read more

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How can I avoid an ulcer? I'm a student studying under a lot of stress, but I'm worried that I could get an ulcer. What can I do to minimize the chance of an ulcer?

How can I avoid an ulcer? I'm a student studying under a lot of stress, but I'm worried that I could get an ulcer. What can I do to minimize the chance of an ulcer?

Ulcer: Most ulcers are related to bacteria- h. Pylori. Stress can affect gastritis. Consult physician, but can obtain an h-2 blocker like zantac (ranitidine) or pepcid. But recommend 300 mg zantac (ranitidine) bedtime. Add probiotics, like greek style yogurt, add blueberries- excellent antioxidant and culturrelle an otac probiotic.Q need describe symptoms. Stomach ulcers cause discomfort when stomach empty, food helps reduce disc. ...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


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