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Does Smoking Marijuana Cause Stomach Ulcer
Yes, very harmful: If you have an ulcer it is less likely to heal if you are a smoker. Smoking is of course also very harmful if you don't have a stomach ulcer. So many reasons to quit! You can quit if you make a committed effort and use the help of your doc, family, friends, & FDA approved smoking cessation aids. Don't worry if you relapse, just keep trying! Most smokers require 3-5 quit attempt to win the battle. ...Read more
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
Stress affects GI: Functioning, including stomach upset, diarrhea, constipation, increase or decrease in appetite, etc., and it certainly seems to contribute to ulcer activity in many people. But an australian physician discovered in 1982 that the bacterium helicobacter pylori plays a major role in stomach and duodenal ulcers. Manage stress and check with a physician about an antibiotic for stomach ulcers. ...Read more
Chills: Yes. Chills occur when there is a discrepancy between the ambient atmospheric temperature and that of the surface of the skin. If the skin temp is lower, the body's thermostat will try to increase the temperature by chilling which is muscular and raises the temp. When you eat you may redistribute some of the circulation from the skin to the intestines, and a stomach ulcer may induce such changes. ...Read more
Unheard of this --: Connection between the 2.Get a more detailed answer ›
Life threatening: Bleeding stomach ulcers may present in different stages from superficial to full perforations when they are life threatening. ...Read more
Body self therapy:
Your body is reacting in two ways. First, first helps to coat the ulcer and lessen irritation. Hunger brings in food.
Second, without food, the stomach is more irritated and the muscles will contract more causing stomach rumbling. ...Read more
Had stomach ulcer 6 or more months ago, would drinking soda now be risky? Can soda cause ulcers to perforate/bleed?
Not risky: We know that most ulcers are not caused by door or stomach acid, but by a bacteria which leads to gastritis. Soda won't cause ulcers. I suggest you moderate your intake, of course. You can have too much of a good thing. I am assuming you're following up with your doctors. If not, do so. Good luck. ...Read more
Had stomach ulcer diagnosed 2+ years ago, should be gone by now. Drinking soda still burns stomach. Can soda cause ulcer to bleed if it's still there?
Unlikely: Prenatal vitamins to my knowledge haven't been associated with stomach ulcer formation. Having said that, many women have adverse reactions to many prenatal pills. Most commonly women complain of nausea or a bad feeling in their stomach. Pregnancy, however, can be associated with new onset or worsening heartburn. See your doctor if you're worried about an ulcer, that's a serious condition. ...Read more
Probably yes: But cardiac nature of the pain should be rule out. ...Read more
Could the stomach ulcer I assumed was healing be the cause of the numbing sensation I feel on my left side after each meal?
Maybe, maybe not: Stomach pain can feel like other sensations in the upper abdomen sometimes. The doctor who is taking care of the ulcer can recheck. A patient who suspects that certain pains are related to stomach acid / reflux / ulcers can actually try taking a good-sized dose of maalox or mylanta to see what happens. If the pains or sensations go away each time, that suggests the pains are due to acidity. ...Read more
Vomiting can increase the pressure in your stomach and if there is an ulcer the blood vessels can pop and cause you to bleed or perforate. If you have a stomach ulcer your physician should have you on a proton pump inhibitor. Please avoid alcohol or NSAIDs as these can make ulcers worse. Please seek care from a doctor if you have pain or any kind of bleeding. ...Read more
If you had a stomach ulcer can it cause lightheaded ness and tremors and just a not feeling well feeling?
Could a stomach ulcer from using celebrex (celecoxib) be asymptomatic perforate suddenly and cause pancreatits?
If someone have stomach ulcer cause by h.pylori, but they didn't treat the bacteria. How long will h.pylori cause another ulcer?
Unknown: It is difficult to predict. You could have multiple new ulcers, which could start the minute you go off of the stomach medication, or you may have no other ulcers the rest of your life. If you have documented H pylori, however, it is important to completely eradicate it so that they are less likely to recur and to decrease the risk of stomach cancer. You should avoid NSAIDs. ...Read more
Transnasal endoscopy vs upper endoscopy! Which is better to see a stomach ulcer? I prefer to do nasal one cause I heard you can be awake.
Depends: If your doctor just wants to see if there is an ulcer there, then the transnasal is great. However often they will want to biopsy it. They cannot do this through the transnasal approach. So have a conversation with your gastroenterologist to see what the likelihood is that he/she will want biopsies. ...Read more
Lower chest/abdomen: Pain can be in the mid to lower chest and upper abdomen. It can be worsened with eating or sometimes even improve initially with eating. Ulcers are formed when the lining of the stomach becomes prone to acids and a sore results on the wall of the stomach. There are several causes from meds to stress and diet. Dark tarry stool is a warning sign of bleeding that may come from the GI system. ...Read more
Can stomach ulcer cause Dull pain and burn on right upper abdomen? Slight acid feeling. Have GI appt. Scared
RUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the right upper quadrant (RUQ) of the abdomen includes: liver, gallbladder, pancreatic head, bile ducts and ampulla, c-loop of the duodenum, stomach antrum and pylorus, the hepatic flexure of the colon. Don't forget the diaphragm and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing RUQ pain. GI exam is appropriate. ...Read more
I don't have stomach ulcer or h pylori but I still have fullness and discomfort after eating small food....what could be the cause and solution??
Gastroenterologist: Is a gastroenterologist involved in your care? Have you had an endoscopic examination of your stomach? Do you have evidence of delayed gastric emptying? Avoid fatty or oily foods which delay stomach emptying. Are you having gas buildup in your stomach when eating? If so, avoid gassy foods and beverages. Taking simethicone after meals prevents gas buildup. Eat smaller meals more often; avoid big o ...Read more
I recently found out I have a stomach ulcer from a bacteria that causes it I throw up everyday for several months y did it take so long to notice?
Campylobacter: Campylobacter jeujeni is a well known cause of peptic ulcer disease. Doctors, usually do not do labs, such as trying to detect the bacteria in blood or do a culture and sensitivity. Stomach ulcers, usually do not make you throw up everyday for several months. If needed, an upper GI endoscopy may help with diagnosis. Please consult your pcp. Thanks. ...Read more
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