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Duodenal Bulb Ulcer
Recent egd showed erythematous in the antrum and a single bleeding ulcer in the distal duodenal bulb. Can these be from the nissen i had ?
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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