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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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


Duodenum (Definition)

The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine. It is responsible for aspects of digestion and nutrient absorption immediately after ...Read more