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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

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Why does aspirin cause me diarrhea? Allergic? I haven't taken any nsaids in a long time so my ulcer could heal so I do not think ulcer is the reason.

NSAID's can: Be hard on the GI tract for some, even there isn't an ulcer. Perhaps you are particularly sensitive.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!!!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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


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