Top
20
Doctor insights on: Cause Of Duodenal Ulcers

Share
1

1
What causes duodenal ulcer?

What causes duodenal ulcer?

Duodenal Ulcers: The most common cause of duodenal ulcer is a stomach infection associated with the helicobacter pylori (h pylori) bacteria. Other risk factors for duodenal ulcers include overuse of alcohol, tobacco, and medications such as Aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). Severe illness has also been implicated as a risk factor in the development of duodenal ulcer. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
Dr. Scott Bolhack
2,077 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
How can nervousness and stress cause someone to have a duodenal ulcer?

How can  nervousness and stress cause someone to have a duodenal ulcer?

Increased acid: The exact mechanism may be more complicated but essentially stress increases the production of stomach acid. ...Read more

3

3
Excessive intake of tobacco with more lime for years caused erosions in my duodenum & formed ulcers which lead me to fatigue, constant low fever & pai?

Excessive intake of tobacco with more lime for years caused erosions in my duodenum & formed ulcers which lead me to fatigue, constant low fever & pai?

Etiology: Not sure you are correct about the source of the current problems. Sounds as if you should see a gastroenterologist asap and get diagnosed and treated. Do not wait. ...Read more

8

8
Can a stom..Or duodenal ulcer cause prob.W/ bowel movements? Can her.Mesh rep.Be involved with ulcer form.?

Can a stom..Or duodenal ulcer cause prob.W/ bowel movements? Can her.Mesh rep.Be involved with ulcer form.?

Yes and NO: Ulcer usually results in loose bowel movements, diarrhea, gas and bloating. I cannot see how a hernia mesh result in the increase in stomach acid. ...Read more

10

10
Can an ulcer cause burning achy feeing in right upper abdomen? Prilosec helps

Can an ulcer cause burning achy feeing in right upper abdomen? Prilosec helps

Yes: Fup with a doctor to come up with a long term treatment plan. Do you need to be tested for HPylori? Do you have a bed board? Have you made some lifestyle changes like diet and exercise to curb the ulcer? Have long have you been taking Prilosec? Do you need an EGD? Doctor can helo guide the treatment.. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Can stomach ulcer cause Dull pain and burn on right upper abdomen? Slight acid feeling. Have GI appt. scared

Can stomach ulcer cause Dull pain and burn on right upper abdomen? Slight acid feeling. Have GI appt. scared

RUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the right upper quadrant (RUQ) of the abdomen includes: liver, gallbladder, pancreatic head, bile ducts and ampulla, c-loop of the duodenum, stomach antrum and pylorus, the hepatic flexure of the colon. Don't forget the diaphragm and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing RUQ pain. GI exam is appropriate. ...Read more

12

12
What is a duodenum ulcer?

What is a duodenum ulcer?

Intestinal ulcer: The duodenum is the first portion of the small intestine where the stomach empties. It is exposed to stomach acid and is at significant risk of ulcer formation. The 2 most common causes of stomach or duodenal ulcers are infection with the helicobacter pylori bacteria and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, meloxicam, etc. ...Read more

13

13
How long till duodenal ulcers heal?

Duodenal ulcer heal: Complex issue. 1. What is the cause of the ulcer 2. Where exactly in duo is it. 3. What other illness do you have. 4. What treatments are being given. 5.Surgery will fix it immediately-usually. Let's chat so I can give the best answer in YOUR situation. ...Read more

14

14
Can duodenal ulcers heal on their own?

Can duodenal ulcers heal on their own?

Not really: Duodenal ulcers do not heal on their own as these are caused by h pylori infection and need antibiotics and acid suppression therapy to heal.In rare cases these may heal on its own with proper diet and acid suppression, that was the case in past before we knew that these ulcers are caused by bacteria. ...Read more

15

15
How to heal duodenal ulcers.I have it for last 1 yr.Thx?

HPylori?: The majority of duodenal ulcers occur in the setting of hpyloriminfection, so that needs to be eradicated. In addition one should be on a ppi and avoid nsaids. ...Read more

16

16
Why is rantidine administered to patients with duodenal ulcers?

Cuts down stom acid: It is an effective medicine in treating inflammation and pain in the stomach. It is in a class of drugs known as an H2 blocker and has been used for years to treat stomach related issues. There are now other, stronger medicines available, so Zantac (ranitidine) is less frequently used. ...Read more

17

17
How can stress lead to chronic duodenal ulcers?

How can  stress lead to chronic duodenal ulcers?

Very complex: The pathophysiology of stress-related ulcers is complex. Infection with h pylori is by now a well-known factor. Chronic stress can lead to changes in GI blood flow that allows breakdown and disrepair of protective barriers to stomach & intestinal lining -- resulting in tiny micro-erosions that proceed to larger ones (ulcers). Patients in the ICU often experience such changes also. ...Read more

18

18
What are the differences between duodenal and gastric ulcers in symptoms !? And which one food will releif its pain !?

See details: The symptoms are quite similar. Epigastric pain, bloating, nausea, abdominal tenderness are possible symptoms. Food may help but consider seeing a GI specialist and starting meds to help heal the ulcer. ...Read more

19

19
What is active duodenal ulcer?

What is active duodenal ulcer?

Currently ongoing: Active means that it is actually ongoing at this time. As opposed to a resolved, or healed ulcer. The difference can be seen on direct visualization by a procedure known as gastro-esophageal-duodenoscopy, or EGD for short ...Read more

20

20
What are the tests for duodenal ulcer?

Endoscopy: Has largely replaced less clear contrast barium swallows. ...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