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Does bentyl (dicyclomine) help ulcers?

Does bentyl (dicyclomine) help ulcers?

Adjunctive use only: Dicyclomine(Bentyl) Is an anticholinergic antispasmodic medication. It reduces smooth muscle spasm in treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. It can used as an adjunctive treatment for conditions like peptic ulcer, diverticulitis, colitis, regional enteritis, etc. ...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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If i have abdominal pain due to stomach ulcer. Can i take sucralfate to protect ulcer and dicyclomine for stomach pain Will it cause any reaction?

If i have abdominal pain due to stomach ulcer. 
Can i take sucralfate to protect ulcer and dicyclomine for stomach pain
Will it cause any reaction?

Interaction: There should be no harmful interaction between those two medications. Don't take the dicyclomine soon after the sucralafate which may interfere with the absorption of the dicyclomine. ...Read more

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What is the prevalence of pressure ulcers in the U.S.?

What is the prevalence of pressure ulcers in the U.S.?

2.5 million in USA: This is an estimate and represents the number of TREATED pressure sores. The incidence is likely to be much much higher. http://www.uptodate.com/contents/epidemiology-pathogenesis-and-risk-assessment-of-pressure-ulcers?source=outline_link&view=text&anchor=H2#H2For a good summary: ...Read more

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Is there any way to ease pain from finger ulcers due to c.R.E.S.T. Sndrome?

Is there any way to ease pain from finger ulcers due to c.R.E.S.T. Sndrome?

Several: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How do I treat an ulcer?

Treating Ulcers: That would depend on what kind and what caused the ulcer. Many ulcers are in fact caused by an infection with helicobacter pylori or "h. Pylori". This treatment would include antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can ulcers heal completely?

Yes: You need to eliminate the cause of the ulcer, which is usually a result of pressure and/or lack of blood flow, edema. ...Read more

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What can be done for ulcers?

Biopsy: If they are biopsied for sign of cancer or infection those issues can be addressed. If uninfected & not malignant, acid suppression therapy & diet can be instituted. Consult with a medical practitioner. ...Read more

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What can I take for an ulcer?

What can I take for an ulcer?

PPI, H2B.: Proton pump inhibitors (prilosec, prevacid, etc), or h2 blockers (e.g. Zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid) usually do the trick. See your family physician to get checked for h. Pylori and determine if you need eradication therapy along with ppi. ...Read more

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How do you control ulcer pains?

Treat the cause: Gastrointestinal ulcers will continue to cause pain until the cause is removed or treated. If the severity of pain has suddenly worsened, this is reason to seek emergent evaluation and treatment because rupture of the gut wall can occur. If the diagnosis was made by endoscopy, then the gastroenterologist should have some idea of cause and treatment strategy (treating H. pylori infection for ex.) ...Read more

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Can eating takis give you ulcers ?

Can eating takis give you ulcers ?

Possibly: This chips are very spicy so ulcer issues are not out of the question. ...Read more

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How many different types of ulcers?

How many different types of ulcers?

4 types: Arterial ulcers due to poor circulation. Venous ulcers due to venous stasis or venous insufficiency, diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers and surgical or traumatic ulcers. More than four. All have different treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best things to do for ulcer?

What is the best things to do for ulcer?

Cure for Ulcers: Yes most of the time combination of antibiotics and acid supressing agents called ppis can cure the stomach ulcers called peptic ulcers along with that you avoid non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs and avoid alcohol, tobacco, in your diet avoid high fat and processed meats, and other consume low fat diary products. ...Read more

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What we can do for relieving from ulcer?

Ulcerations: Could apply a form of lidocaine topically for comfort. If non-resolving and re-occurring would need further evaluation.. ...Read more

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What is the symptom of ulcer in general?

Upper abdominal pain: Epigastric pain is the most common symptom of both gastric and duodenal ulcers. It is characterized by a gnawing or burning sensation and occurs after meals—classically, shortly after meals with gastric ulcer and 2-3 hours afterward with duodenal ulcer. Food or antacids relieve the pain of duodenal ulcers but provide minimal relief of gastric ulcer pain. ...Read more

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Which medecine for ulcer is most effective?

Which medecine for ulcer is most effective?

See below: Ulcers of the stomach do not occur in the absence of acid. Prozac (fluoxetine) is a proton pump inhibitor that basically blocks acid production it is an over the counter medication. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have an ulcer or not?

EGD: The test is called endoscopy, you run a camera with a light and you can see it. Symptoms of ulcer include stomach pain, nausea, and heart burn, in extremes you can vomit blood. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dicyclomine (Definition)

Dicyclomine(Bentyl) Is an anticholinergic antispasmodic medication. It reduces smooth muscle spasm in treatment of irritable bowel syndrome. It can used as an adjunctive treatment for conditions like peptic ulcer, diverticulitis, ...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