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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Esophageal Ulcers

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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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I was diagnosed with chronic esophageal inflammation, stomach ulcer and hiatal hernia. Will that cause chest pain L side? Card. Said heart was fine

I was diagnosed with chronic esophageal inflammation, stomach ulcer and hiatal hernia. Will that cause chest pain L side? Card. Said heart was fine

Its possible: Depends on the size of the hernia. It also depends on the characteristics if the pain. Could also be esophageal spasm. Ask your doctor if an esophageal Manometry test is appropriate, and/or a referral to a GI doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What's the symptoms of an esophageal ulcer?

What's the symptoms of an esophageal ulcer?

Pain: Generally ulcerated esophagus is painful, especially with swallowing food, even liquids. Pain may be in chest, referred to back or between the ribs or upper abdomen. May also have difficulty swallowing-food gets stuck going down. Can lead to weight loss. ...Read more

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What is a diet plan for esophageal ulcers?

What is a diet plan for esophageal ulcers?

Diet and reflux: The following foods worsen gastroesophageal reflux: caffeine, alcohol, mint, chocolate. Acidic foods, such as citrus fruits and juices and tomatoes, exacerbate the injury to the esophagus caused by reflux, and usually worsen heartburn. Other common offenders are peppers, spicy foods, and fried foods. A higher protein content in a meal can help decrease reflux. ...Read more

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What happens when you get surgery for an esophagus ulcer?

What happens when you get surgery for an esophagus ulcer?

Hmm: Surgery usually is endoscopic with a camera. This is usually a simple outpatient procedure. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get an esophageal ulcer from gerd? 3 months? A year? Several years?

Unknown: Since everybody is different, and gerd is complex, it is not known the exact time it takes to develop an ulcer in the esophagus from gerd. Depends on the severity, of gerd, your natural defense mechanisms to injury, diet, smoking, immune status, etc. Could be weeks, months, or years. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have an esophageal ulcer and am gettin treated. How do I know if it starts bleeding? It's near the end of the esophagus.

I have an esophageal ulcer and am gettin treated. How do I know if it starts bleeding? It's near the end of the esophagus.

Bleeding esophagus: If you are being treated and watching your diet and alcohol intake the chances are low; if it rebleeds you will either throw up blood or pass dark/black stools - and then you go back to the doctor. ...Read more

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Have an esophageal ulcer. Already avoiding certain foods, on antiacids and coating medication. What are some other steps I should take to cure this?

Have an esophageal ulcer. Already avoiding certain foods, on antiacids and coating medication. What are some other steps I should take to cure this?

If you have: An ulcer, consider the class of medicines called proton pump inhibitors, like prilosec, if you are not on that. Stop smoking, make sure your anxiety is controlled though unsure exactly the role of stress and an ulcer. Main think, proton pump inhibitor and stay on them as long as your doc suggests but i would likely stay on them. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can aspirin make an existing esophageal ulcer worse?

Can aspirin make an existing esophageal ulcer worse?

Yes: Aspirin can cause ulcers anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract. ...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


Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more