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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes appendicitis, flatulence, ulcers, diabetes, and constipation?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes appendicitis, flatulence, ulcers, diabetes, and constipation?

That's a lot...: ...To answer in 400 characters or less (which is the limit we can input for your answer). For starters, do you have all these conditions and are trying to determine if they are related, or are you just curious about a bunch of different disorders? Happy to help, but you may find your answers in the many excellent healthtap responses already posted for each disease entity above. ...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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I have stomach pain when I am hungry. In addition I have constipation too. Does constipation create gas that cause pain? Or is it a symptom of ulcer

I have stomach pain when I am hungry. In addition I have constipation too. Does constipation create gas that cause pain? Or is it a symptom of ulcer

Unclear cause: Ulcers typically cause upper abdominal pain and could be associated with nausea and/or GI bleeding. Pain from constipation is typically in the lower abdomen. I'd suggest you address the constipation first with a high fiber diet, stool softeners (e.g. Colace) and fiber supplement (e.g. Metamucil). You may also need a laxative in which case i suggest mom or miralax (polyethylene glycol). Avoid taking asa/nsaids. ...Read more

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Could my stomach ulcer be the cause of my weight gain, (and inability to loose it) bloating, burning upper stomach, constipation, and dhiarria?

Could my stomach ulcer be the cause of my weight gain, (and inability to loose it) bloating, burning upper stomach, constipation, and dhiarria?

No.: Ulcers don't cause weight gain, although they can certainly cause burning in the stomach area. Bloating, constipation and diarrhea are likely separate from the ulcer. Any time i hear this many abdominal complaints, what comes to mind is the probable need for dietary change, at the very least. You could have irritably bowel syndrome or several other problems as well. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a stomach ulcer cause bowel problems? Constipation/loose stool/cramping/gurgling/bloating/pain in lower left abdomen?

Can a stomach ulcer cause bowel problems? Constipation/loose stool/cramping/gurgling/bloating/pain in lower left abdomen?

No: All GI complaints mentioned are totally unrelated to a stomach ulcer. The latter produces upper midline abdominal pain relieved by food or antiacids and if perforating posteriorly into lesser sac, the space behind the stomach, back pain develops. Constipation or loose stool related to diet or inflammation of bowel and if in sigmoid colon with diverticular disease. lt. lower abodiminal pain noted ...Read more

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Can taking to many laxatives cause serious stomach issues, like ulcer? I've been taking lax.per dr. cause constipated but been having TUMMY PAINS

Can taking to many laxatives cause serious stomach issues, like ulcer? I've been taking lax.per dr. cause constipated but been having TUMMY PAINS

Absolutely-depending: on agents, quantities & what altered responses, within you, which they stimulate. Many laxatives stimulate ?ed intestinal activity & contractions, easily inducing intestinal cramping. While ulcers unlikely, intestinal cramping can be quite variable & painful, yet not effective for & promote constipation. Your primary physician is always self; Docs only advise & are paid for client's failures. ...Read more

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I have been suffering with constipation for the past 9 mon, i also struggle with constant heartburn feels like an ulcer and an absent period, help!

I have been suffering with constipation for the past 9 mon, i also struggle with constant heartburn feels like an ulcer and an absent period, help!

You need check up: With all these symptoms you need to see your doctor or go to a clinic as you need thorough history and physical examinatin and find the right therapy for your symptoms. ...Read more

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My mum had a history of an ulcer, constipation and a hernia which tells me poor blood supply. Numerous visits to the hospital and they sent her home.

My mum had a history of an ulcer, constipation and a hernia which tells me poor blood supply. Numerous visits to the hospital and they sent her home.

What is UR question?: Did you just want confirmation of your suspicion, or want clarity regarding your mom's condition while she's in the hospital? If so, you need to give us her issues you are worried about, and what meds she's on, and specific questions you'd like answer. We can help! ...Read more

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Hi Dear doctor Unfortunately I had gastric ulcers when I was 21, it doesn't exist any more but i'm suffering from Constipation ; what's the treatment?

Constipation: Gastric ulcers are serious. I hope you are taking best care of your stomach. Constipation is typically a food and activity problem. Daily, make sure you eat high fiber foods: apple with skin, pear with skin, bran, whole grain oatmeal, peach with skin, apricot with skin, celery, asparagus, prune, prune juice; then walk for 20 min twice a day; minimize bread, sugar, muffin, pizza, pasta; ...Read more

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Suffer from rectal ulcer with sessile polyp, I have continuos bloody mucous bleeding with constipation, am on pentasa (mesalamine) what to do else?

Suffer from rectal ulcer with sessile polyp, I have continuos bloody mucous bleeding with constipation, am on pentasa (mesalamine) what to do else?

Rectal Ulcer: You are on Mesalamine for uc? Of course, the bleeding and mucus is likely associated with active ulcerative colitis. A large sessile polyp, if it is a true polyp and not a uc pseudo polyp, can secrete mucus itself. It sounds to me that your ulcerative colitis is still not under control. Having said that, the rectal ulcer is likely associated also with your active disease. Get a 2nd opinion. ...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


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more