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My husband has three ulcers and night sweats are they related and what causes the ulcers to prevent them....?

My husband has three ulcers and night sweats are they related and what causes the ulcers to prevent them....?

Ulcers & night sweat: I assume you mean he has 3 ulcers in his stomach. Peptic ulcers are now known to be caused by a germ called h pylori, which should be treated with at least 2 antibiotics and omeprazole. Night sweats are not usually a symptom of peptic ulcer, but can be a symptom in anyone who is very uncomfortable. Ulcers tend to hurt the most at night because there is nothing to buffer the normal acid. ...Read more

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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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Does zinc cause ulcers?

Does zinc cause ulcers?

Peptic ulcers: Assuming you are taking about peptic ulcers, normal amounts of zinc do not cause this type of ulcer. Overdoses of zinc can be very irritating to the stomach and may cause stomach ulcers. ...Read more

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Can too much of Ampiclox cause ulcer?

Can too much of Ampiclox cause ulcer?

No: Taking too much antibiotic would not cause an ulcer. It could cause diarrhea and other side effects so take the prescribed dose. ...Read more

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What may have caused me to develop this ulcer?

What may have caused me to develop this ulcer?

NSAIDs, h.pylori: The 2 most common causes of stomach or duodenal ulcers are infection with the helicobacter pylori bacteria and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, meloxicam, etc. ...Read more

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What exactly causes ulcers and what conditions will irritate them?

What exactly causes ulcers and what conditions will irritate them?

Skin ulcers: These are mostly due to excess friction that wears thru the skin. Tight shoes will add to the problem as well as walking barefoot. ...Read more

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What causes oral ulcers?

What causes oral ulcers?

No certain reason: Unfortunately there hasnt been a sure reason found for why ulcers occur. Some of the reasons that contribute are increased stress, insufficient sleep, and vitamin deficiencies. ...Read more

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What causes tongue ulcers?

What causes tongue ulcers?

Tongue ulcers: Some are the result of a viral infection from the herpes simplex virus. Some are mouth ulcers (aphthous ulcers), which are of unknown origin, but are thought to occur from stress, injury (biting the tongue), acidic foods, hormonal changes, allergies, or certain systemic diseases. ...Read more

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Can ulcers cause olvary pain?

Can ulcers cause olvary pain?

Probably not: A peptic ulcer (in the stomach or duodenum) will usually cause pain in the upper abdomen, and sometimes the pain radiates into the back. A rare but very serious complication is a perforation, which causes more generalized severe abdominal pain, but not pain that you would call an ovary pain. (but a cyst or other problem on the ovaries can occasionally cause upper abdominal pain). ...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