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Is it gastritis or an ulcer? I have sharp middle/lower abdominal pain that is worse after I eat and at night with nausea and diarrhea.

Is it gastritis or an ulcer? I have sharp middle/lower abdominal pain that is worse after I eat and at night with nausea and diarrhea.

It can be either: We can not tell you what it is withput getting history in detail as to how long you have had these syptoms and if you have tried any over the counter medicine and what gives you the relief.
You should get it checked by your doctor as it can be gastritis or an Ulcer as symptoms can be overlapping.You may need a consult with Gastroenterologist and may need Endoscopy ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Abdomen pain between breast and navel. Possible ulcer? Comes & goes for years now. Hurts! Nausea and painful, watery diarrhea accompany it. See a dr?

Abdomen pain between breast and navel. Possible ulcer? Comes & goes for years now. Hurts! Nausea and painful, watery diarrhea accompany it. See a dr?

Possible ulcer: See a doctor. Take an over the counter anti acid such as nexium or prilosec once daily
You May need an endoscopy and an ultrasound for further investigation ...Read more

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Cleared heart, endo/colon, gallbladder tests. Upper abdomen squeezing sev hrs after eat, nausea, diarrhea, weight loss, up at night. Ulcer symptoms?

Pain: It could be due to a variety of things including IBS. I would see a good gastroenterologist , he should be able to help. It does not sound like ulcer disease ...Read more

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Does a stomach ulcer cause diarrhoea?

Does a stomach ulcer cause diarrhoea?

Can uncommonly: Ulcers usually don't cause diarrhea. Most ulcers not due to excess acid. Rare kind has too much acid production, associated with diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can stomach ulcers cause diarrhea?

Can stomach ulcers cause diarrhea?

Not directly: Stomach or gastric ulcers are not likely to cause diarrhea, but treatments for it can (side effects). Many of the antacid meds such as zantac/pepcid, prilosec, Prevacid (lansoprazole) etc...All can do that. Also, people having ulcers may try to change their diet which may cause trouble with stool. Diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel can ulcer-like pain too, so consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can metformin cause ulcers? I just had diarrhea but it was mixed with this black-ish color which i've been told might be blood. I take victoza (liraglutide) also.

Can metformin cause ulcers? I just had diarrhea but it was mixed with this black-ish color which i've been told might be blood. I take victoza (liraglutide) also.

Go see your doctor: Neither metformin (https://online.Epocrates.Com/noframe/showpage.Do?Method=drugs&monographid=787) nor victoza (liraglutide) (https://online.Epocrates.Com/noframe/showpage.Do?Method=drugs&monographid=5628&activesectionid=5) show ulcers as an adverse reaction by epocrates.Com, although both cause some dyspepsia. Black stool needs to be evaluated in person. Go see your family doc now. Go to hospital er if dizzy. ...Read more

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Can metformin cause ulcers? I had diarrhea but there was black/dark liquid (blood? Can't tell) among normal-looking feces. I take victoza (liraglutide) as well.

Not likely: Although the most common side effect of metformin is diarrhea, it is usually not bloody or dark. Victoza (liraglutide) can cause nausea, occasional vomiting, but not ulcers or bleeding. You should see your doctor if this continues. ...Read more

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What are diseases or causes that produce a chronic bowel ulcers (4 years) associated with non bloody diarrhea other than TB or ibd?

What are diseases or causes that produce a chronic bowel ulcers (4 years) associated with non bloody diarrhea other than TB or ibd?

UC and Crohn's : Ulcerative colitis, crohn's disease are the 2 low hanging fruit. Tb of the gut is very rare. A biopsy of one of the ulcer bed is usually what is called for, and the pathology helps diagnosis. ...Read more

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Peptic ulcer, diarrhea, severe headaches and blood after painful yet minimal urination. What could be the cause ?

Peptic ulcer, diarrhea, severe headaches and blood after painful yet minimal urination. What could be the cause ?

Hematuria: Please ask your doctor to order TODAY a urinalysis and culture, and consider initiating antibiotics for possible urinary tract infection. Any history of stones? Have you been taking a lot of NSAID's for your headache--if so, please stop! ...Read more

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Gi test show diverticulosis and peptic ulcers. Hida showed 33%.Have diarrhea after eating and headaches. Which one could cause the diarrhea/headaches?

Gi test show diverticulosis and peptic ulcers. Hida showed 33%.Have diarrhea after eating and headaches. Which one  could cause the diarrhea/headaches?

Not sure?: Divericulosis can sometimes cause diarrhea/constipation if they become infected(diverticulitis), but it is unlikely to cause headaches. Likewise with gallbladder dysfunction(your hida ef was 33% which is a little low and may indicate that your function is abnormal) as it can sometimes result in diarrhea after eating. ...Read more

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Had once-off prescription oxycodone for severe headaches. Worked well. Depleted, can't afford another rx. Asa causes diarrhea. Pcm not work. Ulcer, no nsaids.

Had once-off prescription oxycodone for severe headaches. Worked well. Depleted, can't afford another rx. Asa causes diarrhea. Pcm not work. Ulcer, no nsaids.

Opiates no go: Chronic opiate use is not recommended for headaches. You need to see a neurologist for a through discussion of your treatment options. There are wide range of meds available depending on type of headache. ...Read more

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On colchicine for Behcet's, caused diarrhea for 3 months but helping. Stomach pain, nausea today. Wiped and bright blood covered toilet paper. Ulcer?

On colchicine for Behcet's, caused diarrhea for 3 months but helping. Stomach pain, nausea today. Wiped and bright blood covered toilet paper. Ulcer?

Likely: not. Stomach ulcers will typically show oxidized (black) stool unless it was a big perforated artery. Fresh blood likely from rectal fissures or hemorrhoid. Also, consider other treatments for Bechets. ...Read more

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Post hpylori homeopathic meds and a negative stool reading. 2 weeks later and had bad diarreah and painful stomach for a week. is it an ulcer?

Post hpylori homeopathic meds and a negative stool reading. 2 weeks later and had bad diarreah and painful stomach for a week. is it an ulcer?

G-scope Indicated: Hi P. You are 45 &have change in bowel habits. This is an indication for endoscopic investigations.All you knew was that you had H.Pylori, but you don't know what the pathology is.H. Pylori may cause gastritis, ulcers, and rarely malignancies.It is still Ok to choose homeopathic therapy but only once you know whats cooking. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Constipation load gurgling extremely swollen stomach severe stomach cramps now have diarreah pain not gone have been on ulcer tablets for a week?

Constipation load gurgling extremely swollen stomach severe stomach cramps now have diarreah pain not gone have been on ulcer tablets for a week?

Bowel Obstruction: Your symptoms are concerning for a bowel obstruction / obstipation. Would suggest ED evaluation for X-ray of your abdomen and possible other necessary interventions to resolve / improve your condition. ...Read more

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On cefuroxime for sinus infection. Have stomach ulcers.Took my AM dose and PM dose. And probiotic at lunch.Will diahrea get better. First day on med.

On cefuroxime for sinus infection. Have stomach ulcers.Took my AM dose and  PM dose. And probiotic at lunch.Will diahrea get better. First day on med.

Diarrhea : It depend on how much probiotics you are taking and weather you are taking your antibiotics with food . I suggest you tske the antibiotics with food . Take at least 30 M count probiotics two hours after each antibiotics dose . Be sure to eat cultured yogurt snd drink cultured buttred milk snd you might gain ground over the diarrhea . Good luck !!! ...Read more

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I have mouth ulcers , anal fissure, severe diahrea & stomach pain what could this be?

I have mouth ulcers , anal fissure, severe diahrea & stomach pain what could this be?

See: See dentist to determine what's causing your mouth ulcers. See physician to determine what's causing GI symptoms. May be coincidental and not related. Need more info to be able to diagnose. ...Read more

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Does ulcers make you have diarrhea?

Does ulcers make you have diarrhea?

Sometimes: it depends on the location, size and amount of ulcers. it can cause malabsorptive diarrhea. also if you produce too much acid, this can lead to diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can you have diarrhea if you have an ulcer?

Can you have diarrhea if you have an ulcer?

Yes: Neither one excludes the other and in some settings they may be related if there is a systemic illness that can cause both. ...Read more

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What does having ulcers bloody stool and diarrhea indicate?

What does having ulcers bloody stool and diarrhea indicate?

Bloody diarrhea : Usually indicate colitis. Differential includes infectious, inflammatory (ulcerative and crohns) and ischemic. Depending on the severity of the disease they can present with ulcerations. These are diagnosed with a colonoscopy where biopsies are taken. Stool cultures are required to look for the source of infection and treatment depends on the etiology. ...Read more

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I googled ulcer and read the symptoms but it doesn't say anything about diarrhea anywhere. do you think i could have something else? Havingstomachpain

I googled ulcer and read the symptoms but it doesn't say anything about diarrhea anywhere. do you think i could have something else?
Havingstomachpain

See below: A rare condition that causes both ulcers and diarrhea is Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. See this site for more information on this topic.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/zollinger-ellison-syndrome/basics/definition/CON-20024097 ...Read more

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What to do if I have chronic diarrhea, high fecal inflammation normal endoscopy and small ulcers in small bowel?

What to do if I have chronic diarrhea, high fecal inflammation normal endoscopy and small ulcers in small bowel?

Talk to your GI: assume you had to see one for the procedures. the small bowel ulcers - on capsule endoscopy, EGD or colonoscopy? need to rule out IBD, though small ulcers can be due to anything from idiopathic to NSAID use. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have chronic diarrhea, high fecal inflammation normal endoscopy and small ulcers in small bowel?

What do you suggest if I have chronic diarrhea, high fecal inflammation normal endoscopy and small ulcers in small bowel?

Talk to your GI: assume you had to see one for the procedures. the small bowel ulcers - on capsule endoscopy, EGD or colonoscopy? need to rule out IBD, though small ulcers can be due to anything from idiopathic to NSAID use. ...Read more

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Very severe back pain on left side made worse when I breathe. ER says ulcer but pain is very severe. No fever or diarrhea. What else could it be?

Ulcer is a good. ...: bet, a dose of antacid will give fast relief, so Dx made. If could B pulmonary in origin so a chest x-ray is a must. C an internist 4 a good eval. ...Read more

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Do I have an ulcer? Last night I had severe upper stomach pain at midnight for 2 hrs. It hurt to press on, I had hot and cold flashes and diarrhea.

Do I have an ulcer? Last night I had severe upper stomach pain at midnight for 2 hrs. It hurt to press on, I had hot and cold flashes and diarrhea.

Stomach pain: Can be reflux or gastritis a pre-ulcer phase. May also be gastritis related to H pylori which can cause diarrhea. or may just be a bout of gastroenetertis if it is resolved. You can test for H pylori and it should be treated if h pylori negative and still symptomatic may try OTC ranitidine / prevecid and see if improves. F/u/ w/ doc ...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


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