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Canine Stomach Ulcers
Ulcers: Stomach ulcers may be a result of Helicobacter Pylori infection. You should see a gastroenterology to confirm if indeed you have a gastric ulcer. Gi will able to provide you the appropriate treatment for your gastrointestinal condition. Best wishes to you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain: Pain in the center of your stomach, empty/burning feeling, often worse at night and on an empty stomach. Can improve with eating some foods and with acid reducing drugs (tums, pepcid, etc). Symptoms can come and go. Severe symptoms (see your doctor!): vomiting blood, black stool or stool that looks like tar, weight loss, nausea/vomiting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Might it be possible that a a cat smight it be possible that a detect whether or not you have stomach ulcers?
Ulcer: Generally a ct scan will not see a stomach ulcer in less it is a very large also. Many times the stomach is also not distended during the ct scan making it difficult to view. Sometimes right before the ct scan is taken the technologist may give you a extra glass of contrast to distended stomach. Generally also is our best seen by an endoscopy from a gastroenterologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband was told he has stomach ulcers and everything he eats seems to hurt him what can he eat that won't upset the ulcers?
Here's what he can't: Have him cut back on spicy, greasy food, mints, chocolate, alcohol, tobacco, aspirin/Advil/Aleve/other NSAID's, caffeine in any form. Make sure he takes his acid reducer medicine as prescribed, treats H.pylori bacteria if found, and follows up with his Gastroenterologist to ensure the completeness of stomach ulcer healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do stomach ulcers go away on their own? Especially if they don't cause many symptoms? If so how long
They can: Prior to Prilosec and zantac, some ulcers would heal on their own. However it normally takes 6 to 8 weeks. Some ulcers are cause by bacteria and others are caused by medications like motrin. We can eliminate bacteria, h.Pylori, with antibiotics. By reducing acidity with medicines like Nexium and Prilosec the body can heal these ulcers. ...Read more
Many: There are many risk factors for stomach ulcers. Of these, probably the most important are use of aspirin or NSAIDS (ibuprofen, naprosyn, etc...), alcohol use, prescribed steroids (such as prednisone) and prior history of ulcers. Blood thinners don't cause ulcers, but can lead to life threatening bleeding. If you suspect you have an ulcer, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I've had stomach pauns for years I've had drs tell me its bcuz of ulcers bt theyve never actually tested me or anything lately its been getting worse im?
See a GI MD, tested: Ongoing symptoms need evaluation, once and for all; may include a thorough history, comprehensive physical exam, appropriate labs, and perhaps endoscopy and/or radiology evaluation. If people keep saying it's ulcers, and you never have been checked for ulcers, then you don't really know what it is (and neither do they). Get evaluated. ...Read more
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