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What are Main symptoms and sign of stomach ulcer? And what is the epidemology ?

What are Main symptoms and sign of stomach ulcer? And what is the epidemology ?

Ulcer: With stomach ulcer the pain gets worse with food, with small intestine ulcer the pain is worse while hungry and in the middle of the night. The most common causes of user is H Pylori infection, Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory medications like Motrin, Smoking and Alcohol. ...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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Male, 35, blood in stool and black stool. Continuing and extreme stomach pain. What is the cause? May have stomach ulcer, no diagnosis

Male, 35, blood in stool and black stool. Continuing and extreme stomach pain. What is the cause? May have stomach ulcer, no diagnosis

Ulcers: Bright red blood in the stool is from hemorrhoids. Black stool is digested blood from stomach ulcers. These can be treated with Prilosec and suppositories. Get tested for h.Pylori. You're not too far gone to recover, but this is going to take some work. Hopefully, your fp can discover the cause of your bleeding (alcohol?), diagnose and treat properly, so that you can get to feeling better soon! ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of peptic stomach ulcers?

What are some possible causes of peptic stomach ulcers?

Drugs and H. pylori: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) including motrin, advil, ibuprofen, aleve (naproxen) and Aspirin containing meds are the most common causes of peptic ulceration of the stomach and duodenum followed by bacterial infection helicobacter pylori (h. Pylori). ...Read more

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Can pre natal vitamins cause a stomach ulcer?

Can pre natal vitamins cause a stomach ulcer?

Unlikely: Prenatal vitamins to my knowledge haven't been associated with stomach ulcer formation. Having said that, many women have adverse reactions to many prenatal pills. Most commonly women complain of nausea or a bad feeling in their stomach. Pregnancy, however, can be associated with new onset or worsening heartburn. See your doctor if you're worried about an ulcer, that's a serious condition. ...Read more

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Hurts really bad after i eat or drink anything. What causes a stomach ulcer?

Too much acid: Increase acid production related to stress can cause a stomach ulcer or skipping meals. Eating or drinking things that are stomach irritants like alcohol, spicy food, too much Aspirin or ibuprofen, smoking can all contribute to causing ulcers. ...Read more

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What causes stomach ulcer?

Many causes: Aside from commonly used medication such as nsaids (ibuprofen/motrin/aleve) and aspirin, smoking and alcohol use, you should also be evaluated for a bacteria called helicobacter pylori which has been associated with ulcers. ...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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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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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 may any physical or psychological conditon worse. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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If testosterone did cause my stomach ulcers, will I have to stop testosterone or are there alternatives?

If testosterone did cause my stomach ulcers, will I have to stop testosterone or are there alternatives?

Testosterone: Does not cause stomach ulcers, but if you're a female you should not be taking any form of testosterone! there are no alternatives, because it isn't needed in the first place. Your body makes normal amounts of testosterone when it needs it, and that's sufficient. Any excess can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Can drugs cause oral & stomach ulcers?

Can drugs cause oral & stomach ulcers?

Yes they can: Certain classes of drugs, especially acids can cause erosion of the lining of the mouth as well as the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. In these cases it is best to take with food or an antacid. ...Read more

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Can amoxycillin be bad for my liver or cause stomach ulcers?

Can amoxycillin be bad for my liver or cause stomach ulcers?

Yes: Potential adverse effects on the liver by Amoxicillin include acute cytolytic hepatitis with a resulting increase in serum transaminases (ast and alt); cholestatic jaundice; and hepatic cholestasis. Although there are some GI side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea; a short course of Amoxicillin or Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) should not cause peptic ulcer disease. ...Read more

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If a cavity hurt for 7 years and all of a sudden stopped hurting, then you had it filled, will it cause bad breath and possibly stomach ulcers?

If a cavity hurt for 7 years and all of a sudden stopped hurting, then you had it filled, will it cause bad breath and possibly stomach ulcers?

Neglect: Having a cavity for 7 years without getting a filling, can lead to the nerve dying and stop hurting. However, the tooth can abcess and hurt your health. Since you have neglected you teeth and gums, you can develop gums disease and have bad breath. Your stomach ulcers are not from your cavity but from you not caring for yourself. See your md and a dentist. ...Read more

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Can percocets cause stomach ulcers?

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 Chronic Pancreatitis cause stomach ulcers?

Can Chronic Pancreatitis cause stomach ulcers?

Chronic pancreatitis: Interesting question. Chronic pancreatitis per se does not cause gastric ulcers, but the level of physiologic stress caused by the disease can certainly be a causative factor. Judging by your history of chronic pancreatitis, abdominal pain and diarrhea you should be on some form of gastric acid blocker such as Omeprazole and also pancreatic enzyme supplements. ...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


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Peptic Ulcer (Definition)

A condition in which there is corrosion of the surface of the stomach and/or first part of the small intestine. Symptoms include upper abdominal pain, nausea, ...Read more