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What are the symptoms of a duodenal ulcer compared to a stomach ulcer?

What are the symptoms of a duodenal ulcer compared to a stomach ulcer?

Relieved by food: Burning epigastric pain 90 min-3 hours after meals relieved by food is probably the most distinguishing symptom of duodenal ulcer. Other symptoms, like weight loss, blood in stool can be seen. Apparently gastric ulcer is made worse by or unrelated to food. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of duodenal ulcer vs. A stomach ulcer?

About the same: Regardless of size or location, if you really have an ulcer (found by x-ray or endoscopy) please seek doctor's advice. Even small ulcers can bleed (sometimes massively), perforate, obstruct stomach emptying. Sometimes, an ulcer can form in a cancer so to avoid this possibility it is important to make sure at least gastric ulcer actually heals. Relief of ulcer symptoms doesn't always mean healing. ...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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Do stomach ulcers cause a lot of gas?

Do stomach ulcers cause a lot of gas?

Pain yes,gas no: The gas you produce is a combination of swallowed air and gas arising from the action of gut germs on undigested food. Beans as an example have fucose,a sugar humans don't metabolize, but germs do. Eat a lot, and germ action makes you gassy. Ulcers are just holes in the upper layers of the tissue lining the inside of the gut. ...Read more

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How is a duodenal ulcer different from stomach ulcer?

How is a duodenal ulcer different from stomach ulcer?

Location: One is in the small intestine and the other in the stomach. Duodenal ulcers are also more likely to be a consequence of hpylori. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a stomach ulcer?

What are symptoms of a stomach ulcer?

Pain and bleeding: A stomach ulcer is a hole in the lining of your stomach. It can bleed and cause pain in the stomach that gets better after eating, black tarry stools, decreased appetite and nausea. ...Read more

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What's difference between the pain of a gallstone and a stomach ulcer?

What's difference between the pain of a gallstone and a stomach ulcer?

SimilarButDifferent: Both of these diseases may cause mid-upper abdominal pain. However, ulcer pain tends to be burning and relieved by food ("hunger" pain). In contrast, a gallbladder attack is often precipitated by food (esp fatty foods) and causes a dull, constant, pressure-like pain. Both may be associated with nausea+/-vomiting, although this is more common w/gallbladder attacks. ...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

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What can cause the sensation of burning in stomach, without acid reflux and negative for h. pylori? Could it still be ulcer or gastritis?

Dyspepsia: It could be ulcer or gastritis. Have you tried OTC meds like zantac (ranitidine) or prilosec? If these have not helped at all then you need to see a GI specialist for further testing. If you haven't tried these meds then try for 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Is a gurgling in my stomach a sign of the stomach virus?

Is a gurgling in my stomach a sign of the stomach virus?

Likely not: A stomach virus usually would give you symptoms of nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain. A gurgling sound is due to gas moving in your intestines or hunger pangs. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a bloated stomach?

What are the causes of a bloated stomach?

Find the cause: Many different things can cause stomach bloat. True bloating due to a large amount of gas can best be avoided by avoiding the foods, activities that cause the gas accumulation. Many other things feel like bloating but may be due to inflammation or adhesions or gallstone problems etc. See your primary to figure out the cause of your symptoms http://digestive.Niddk.Nih.Gov/ddiseases/pubs/gas/. ...Read more

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What is the cause of gastric ulcers?

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What is the cause of gastric ulcers?

Gastric ulcer: Most common cause is stomach infection associated with h. Pylori, the origin of which is not known, although it may spread thru contaminated food or water. ...Read more

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What causes the swelling of a stomach?

What causes the swelling of a stomach?

Find the cause: Many different things can cause stomach swelling true bloating due to a large amount of gas can best be avoided by avoiding the foods, activities that cause the gas accumulation. Many other things feel like bloating but may be due to inflammation or adhesions or gallstone problems etc. See your primary to figure out the cause of your symptoms http://digestive.Niddk.Nih.Gov/ddiseases/pubs/gas/. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a duodenal ulcer?

What are symptoms of a duodenal ulcer?

Burning pain, nausea: Gnawing pain, discomfort that persists, nausea, general malaise....Pain may be in mid upper abdomen, but also could radiate toward the sides, and even thru to the back. If take simple over the counter antacids and it goes away, fine. But if it persists, and you have to keep taking them daily, not fine. Get thee to the doc. ...Read more

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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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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