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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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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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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

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Can eating hot wings cause ulcers?

Can eating  hot wings cause ulcers?

1: No. Spicy food has never been known to cause ulcers. The 2 big reasons are nsaids (arthritis medicines) and an infection called h pylori. Spicy food can however cause epigastric pain (dyspepsia). ...Read more

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What is the cause of gastric ulcers?

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What is the cause of gastric ulcers?

Gastric ulcer: Most common cause is stomach infection associated with h. Pylori, the origin of which is not known, although it may spread thru contaminated food or water. ...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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Can spicy foods really cause an ulcer?

Unlikely to happen: They are not the cause but often aggravate an existing ulcer and or reflux esophagitis, a different issue. ...Read more

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Does hot sauce cause gastritis or ulcers?

Does hot sauce cause gastritis or ulcers?

No: It may cause dyspeptic symptoms but it won't cause ulcers or gastritis. ...Read more

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Headache caused by ulcer, is that possible?

Headache caused by ulcer, is that possible?

No: I am assuming you mean stomach ulcers. No ulcers cause cause headaches. ...Read more

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Does dermawound work on ulcers caused by diabetes?

Does dermawound work on ulcers caused by diabetes?

Hard to say: It's hard to say - show the wound to your doctor and see if it's a good choice. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you treat ulcers caused by hobo spider bites?

How do you treat ulcers caused by hobo spider bites?

Infected????: The simple bites can be treated with OTC hydrocortisone Cream. If Infected should check with Primary Care Provider. Try NOT to scratch if itchy. Cool moist compresses will alleviate symptoms Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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How does the sickling of cells cause jaundicr, ulcer and episodes of pains?

How does the sickling of cells cause jaundicr, ulcer and episodes of pains?

Sickle cell pain: The vaso-occlusive crisis is caused by sickle-shaped red blood cells that obstruct capillaries and restrict blood flow to an organ, resulting in ischemia, pain, necrosis and often organ damage. Damage to the liver causes jaundice.The pathogenesis of chronic ulcers in scd is complex: mechanical obstruction, venous incompetence, in situ thrombosis, arteriovenous shunting, decreased local oxygen. ...Read more

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Docs, could an asiprin overdose cause a ulcer?

Docs, could an asiprin overdose cause a ulcer?

Yes: Aspirin interferes with the inherent natural defense of the stomach to protect itself from the corrosive acid which it produces for breakdown of food. Usually chronic and prolonged use of aspirin can cause an ulcer but so can acute high doses as in an overdose. I would advise against it. ...Read more

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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