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Doctor insights on: Duodenal Bulb Ulcer

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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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What is a duodenum ulcer?

What is a duodenum ulcer?

Intestinal ulcer: The duodenum is the first portion of the small intestine where the stomach empties. It is exposed to stomach acid and is at significant risk of ulcer formation. 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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Can duodenal ulcers heal on their own?

Can duodenal ulcers heal on their own?

Not really: Duodenal ulcers do not heal on their own as these are caused by h pylori infection and need antibiotics and acid suppression therapy to heal.In rare cases these may heal on its own with proper diet and acid suppression, that was the case in past before we knew that these ulcers are caused by bacteria. ...Read more

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How to heal duodenal ulcers.I have it for last 1 yr.Thx?

How to  heal duodenal ulcers.I have it for last 1 yr.Thx?

HPylori?: The majority of duodenal ulcers occur in the setting of hpyloriminfection, so that needs to be eradicated. In addition one should be on a ppi and avoid nsaids. ...Read more

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What causes duodenal ulcer?

What causes duodenal ulcer?

Duodenal Ulcers: The most common cause of duodenal ulcer is a stomach infection associated with the helicobacter pylori (h pylori) bacteria. Other risk factors for duodenal ulcers include overuse of alcohol, tobacco, and medications such as Aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). Severe illness has also been implicated as a risk factor in the development of duodenal ulcer. ...Read more

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Why is rantidine administered to patients with duodenal ulcers?

Cuts down stom acid: It is an effective medicine in treating inflammation and pain in the stomach. It is in a class of drugs known as an H2 blocker and has been used for years to treat stomach related issues. There are now other, stronger medicines available, so Zantac (ranitidine) is less frequently used. ...Read more

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How can stress lead to chronic duodenal ulcers?

How can  stress lead to chronic duodenal ulcers?

Very complex: The pathophysiology of stress-related ulcers is complex. Infection with h pylori is by now a well-known factor. Chronic stress can lead to changes in GI blood flow that allows breakdown and disrepair of protective barriers to stomach & intestinal lining -- resulting in tiny micro-erosions that proceed to larger ones (ulcers). Patients in the ICU often experience such changes also. ...Read more

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What are the differences between duodenal and gastric ulcers in symptoms !? And which one food will releif its pain !?

See details: The symptoms are quite similar. Epigastric pain, bloating, nausea, abdominal tenderness are possible symptoms. Food may help but consider seeing a GI specialist and starting meds to help heal the ulcer. ...Read more

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What is active duodenal ulcer?

What is active duodenal ulcer?

Currently ongoing: Active means that it is actually ongoing at this time. As opposed to a resolved, or healed ulcer. The difference can be seen on direct visualization by a procedure known as gastro-esophageal-duodenoscopy, or EGD for short ...Read more

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What are the tests for duodenal ulcer?

What are the tests for duodenal ulcer?

Endoscopy: Has largely replaced less clear contrast barium swallows. ...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


Duodenum (Definition)

The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine. It is responsible for aspects of digestion and nutrient absorption immediately after ...Read more