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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.

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How long till duodenal ulcers heal?

How long till duodenal ulcers heal?

Duodenal ulcer heal: Complex issue. 1. What is the cause of the ulcer 2. Where exactly in duo is it. 3. What other illness do you have. 4. What treatments are being given. 5.Surgery will fix it immediately-usually. Let's chat so I can give the best answer in YOUR situation.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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What are symptoms of a duodenal ulcer?

What are symptoms of a duodenal ulcer?

Burning pain, nausea: Gnawing pain, discomfort that persists, nausea, general malaise....Pain may be in mid upper abdomen, but also could radiate toward the sides, and even thru to the back. If take simple over the counter antacids and it goes away, fine. But if it persists, and you have to keep taking them daily, not fine. Get thee to the doc.

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What sort of disorder is duodenal ulcer?

What sort of disorder is duodenal ulcer?

Ulcer: A duodenal ulcer is an ulcer located in the first part of the small intestine, right after the stomach. This can be caused by many things, most commonly from NSAID use (e.g. Advil, (ibuprofen) motrin, aspirin) and bacterial infections (e.g. Helicobacter pylori). These are treated by endoscopy and acid blocking medications.

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What can you eat if you have duodenal ulcer?

No real restrictions: My only suggestion would be to avoid "NSAIDs" (such as motrin, aleve, (naproxen) advil, naprosyn) and avoid alcohol. no dietary restrictions otherwise.

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Is cooked maize cobs diet for duodenal ulcer?

Is cooked maize cobs diet for duodenal ulcer?

Duodenal ulcer: Most duodenal ulcers are caused by an infection. You should see your doctor about the cause of your ulcer and treatment. If you have an infection, diet alone will not help you heal.

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How long should it take to heal a duodenal ulcer?

4-6 weeks: Need to work up the cause of the ulcer. Most commonly related to the bacteria h.Pylori. Need to have medical follow up to be sure the infection is eradicated.

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What is the definition or description of: Duodenal ulcer?

Duodenal ulcer: Any break in the lining mucosa of the first portion of the small intestine.

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Please tell me how long it takes for to heal a duodenal ulcer?

See below: The duodenal epithelium replaces itself every 3-7 days. That means if you are taking rx for the ulcer-treatment for h pylori and a proton pump inhibitor such as Prozac (fluoxetine) the ulcer should heal 3-7 days.

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Please tell me what should you eat if you have duodenal ulcer?

Meds will help: Previously recommendations were to avoid spicy foods, acidic foods, coffee and the like. More recently it has be determined that for most people those dietary restrictions are not needed. But if a certain food bothers you, coffee etc., by all means, avoid those foods.

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