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Are stomach ulcers are dangerous?

Are stomach ulcers are dangerous?

They are only: dangerous if they perforate the stomach wall or if they bleed profusely. Most ulcers heal with medicationlike zantac or omeprazole which reduces acid secretion and carafate (sucralfate) which coats and protects the ulcer bed. ...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


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What are symptoms of stomach ulcers?

What are symptoms of stomach ulcers?

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, (famotidine) 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 more

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What causes pre-ulcers in the stomach?

What causes pre-ulcers in the stomach?

Acid Reflux: Not sure what "pre-ulcers" are, but if you are feeling discomfort in that area, contact your physician (pcp) for a diagnosis or referral to a specialist (gastroenterologist) for the proper diagnosis. Until that time, avoid acidic foods and drinks that are acidic, such as fruit juices, coffee, soda and others with caffeine, that produce stomach acid production. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of stomach ulcers?

What are the symptoms of stomach ulcers?

Sxs: Symptoms of ulcers can include pain in the upper part of the abdomen or in the chest; feeling full easily; nausea and possibly vomiting (which can contain blood). The pain can wake a person from sleep at night. The person may feel hungry often (like one hour to several hours after eating). This can be accompanied by weight loss and fatigue. If an ulcer is in the stomach, eating can make it feel. ...Read more

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What are the causes of stomach ulcers in people?

What are the causes of stomach ulcers in people?

Many causes of ulcer: A stomach ulcer is literally a hole in the stomach lining. H.Pylori bacteria & use of nsaid's are independent but common risk factors, as are age, tobacco use, & prior history of ulceration. Admission to the ICU can result in stress-related ulceration within the first few days of hospitalization. Also, significant burns (curling's ulcer), head trauma (cushing's ulcer), sheering forces, cancer. ...Read more

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What should I avoid if I have ulcer of the stomach?

What should I avoid if I have ulcer of the stomach?

Drugs, alcohol...: If you have an ulcer you should avoid anti-infglammatory drugs e.g. Motrin, ibuprofen, alive and aspirin, alcohol, smoking and probably citrus fruits and drinks. If you have ulcer symptoms but are not sure if you have an ulcer make an appointment with a gastroenterologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I feel an ulcer that is in my stomach on the outside of my stomach?

Can I feel an ulcer that is in my stomach on the outside of my stomach?

Ulcer: If you have ulceration of the lining of the stomach or duodenum,that area may be tender to touch,but you will be unable to actually palpate the ulcer itself which is protected by abdominal muscles and fat tissue. ...Read more

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Can lorazepam cause stomach ulcers?

Can lorazepam cause stomach ulcers?

No, it cannot: This medicine does not cause stomach ulcers. Bacterial infection and medicines like aspirin and ibuprofen are more likely to cause injuries that look like ulcers. ...Read more

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Can percocets cause stomach ulcers?

NO: Percocet is oxycodone (an opioid) combined in a fixed dose with Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)). Neither irritates the gastric mucosa and therefore will not contribute to ulcers or gastritis. Too much tylenol (acetaminophen) can lead to liver damage. ...Read more

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Can coffee give a person stomach ulcers?

Can coffee give a person stomach ulcers?

For some people, yes: There are people with exquisite sensitivity to things that either are acidic or promote more acid flow in the stomach, and coffee (caffeine in particular, but also oils in the coffee itself) is certainly one of those, and they can be prone to stomach and duodenal ulcers, as well as reflux esophagitis and gastritis. Other people seem to have cast-iron stomachs and nothing bothers them. ...Read more

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Can Crohn's disease cause stomach ulcers?

Can Crohn's disease cause stomach ulcers?

Yes: Crohns disease can affect any portion of the GI tract from the mouth to the rectum. ...Read more

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Can stomach ulcers enlarge your pancreas?

Can stomach ulcers enlarge your pancreas?

No: Stomach ulcers will not enlarge your pancreas but both can cause pain in center of your abdomen, just below rib cage. Go see your family doc to determine which you have if you're bothered. H pylori is a treatable cause of stomach ulcers. Over-the-counter h2 blockers & ppis (ask your pharmacist) can temporarily help if you have gastritis or heartburn. But go see doc if symptoms persist or bloodypoo. ...Read more

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Does corticosteroids cause stomach ulcers?

Does corticosteroids cause stomach ulcers?

They may: Especially high dose oral corticosteroids like Prednisone taken for longer periods of time. Inhaled corticosteroids used for the treatment of asthma and allergic rhinitis rarely, if ever, cause or exacerbate existing stomach ulcers. ...Read more

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How prevalent are stomach ulcers in teens?

How prevalent are stomach ulcers in teens?

I've never seen it: I am sure there are a few out there. However, I have had a busy practice for 3 decades and never seen a confirmed case. ...Read more

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What to take for an ulcer and stomach acid?

What to take for an ulcer and stomach acid?

Would start: With an h2 blocker such as Pepcid or zantac. Could move up to a ppi such as Protonix (pantoprazole) or prevcid if the h2 blockers do not work. ...Read more

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What causes an ulcer in the stomach to bleed?

What causes an ulcer in the stomach to bleed?

Acid: Stomach acid erodes the lining of the stomach, exposing the underlying vessels which can bleed. This is why acid reduction is a mainstay of ulcer therapy. ...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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more