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Diarrhea within 1 hour of eating. I have a duodenal ulcer. I CAN eat bread. NOT milk, fruit, veg or anything after a nap. I'm miserable. Why?

Diarrhea within 1 hour of eating. I have a duodenal ulcer. I CAN eat bread. NOT milk, fruit, veg or anything after a nap. I'm miserable. Why?

Diarrhea post food: Check for H pylori it is usually a cause of ulcers and could cause diarrhea post eating. Would also check for biliary dyskinesia and may benefit from questran (cholestyramine). There may be bacteria overgrowth that sometimes occurs in inidviduals with Gi dysfunction, may respond to course of Flagyl F/U w/ GI. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Peptic ulcer, diarrhea, severe headaches and blood after painful yet minimal urination. What could be the cause ?

Peptic ulcer, diarrhea, severe headaches and blood after painful yet minimal urination. What could be the cause ?

Hematuria: Please ask your doctor to order TODAY a urinalysis and culture, and consider initiating antibiotics for possible urinary tract infection. Any history of stones? Have you been taking a lot of NSAID's for your headache--if so, please stop! ...Read more

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I have diarrhea as well as I [feel] constipated. I have the going and going... my stomach hurts -- and I think it's similar to what two of my friends had recently. I don't have a history of this sort of thing, however, I have had a peptic ulcer before in

I have diarrhea as well as I [feel] constipated. I have the going and going... my stomach hurts -- and I think it's similar to what two of my friends had recently. I don't have a history of this sort of thing, however, I have had a peptic ulcer before in

Duration is key: The most intriguing part of your question is that two of your friends had something similar recently. To me that raises the question of whether you have an infectious colitis: parasite/Giardia, bacteria, etc. You need a stool culture after evaluation with your doctor. These symptoms can also be due to irritable bowel syndrome (which is common/your friends could have this, too!) Take care:) ...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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel pain during duodenal ulcer treatment?

No: You may have pain initially, but should start feeling better if initial pain was due to ulcer, ...Read more

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How can nervousness and stress cause someone to have a duodenal ulcer?

Increased acid: The exact mechanism may be more complicated but essentially stress increases the production of stomach acid. ...Read more

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How long should it take for the aching pain to go and the duodenal ulcer to heal?

See below: Have you beeen treated for h pylori? Are you taking a proton pump inhibitor such as prozac (fluoxetine)? If both of these are yes than the pain should go away in a few days-2-3 and the ulcer should heal almost as rapidly. ...Read more

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Kindly inform me with the best diet for duodenal ulcer patient , what is the most recomnded food in the three meals , in between and what can I avoid?

Kindly inform me with the best diet for duodenal ulcer patient , what is the most recomnded food in the three meals , in between and what can I avoid?

Suggestions 4 ulcer: Once you've ruled out &/or treated h.Pylori and avoided nsaid's, combine acid suppression medication with the following: minimize meal size as well as intake of alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, fatty/fried foods, fizzy drinks. Advice changes, of course, if ulcers are due to crohn's, cancer, "stress-related" (systemic disease), caustic ingestion, etc. Check with diagnosing doctor who knows you best. ...Read more

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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have a duodenal ulcer , what can I drink?

Water,sodas: You can drink water milk noncarbonated drinks.No alcohol and acidic fruit juices .You can drink tea or coffee in moderation.I hope you are being treated for h pylori infection with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is eating carrot worsening symptoms of duodenal ulcer?

No: It should not as long as your are taking medication to heal the ulcer. Avoid too much alcohol, spicy food and medications like aspirin, aleve, (naproxen) Ibuprofen ect. ...Read more

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What is the best diet components suitable for duodenal ulcer patient?

What is the best diet components suitable for duodenal ulcer patient?

Ulcer diet: Avoid fried food, greasy or fatty food, dairy, and spicy products. Stay on bland food with simple carbs like rice, pasta, bread and skinless chicken or turkey. No caffeine or alcohol or sodas. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how a gastic ulcer differ from a duodenal ulcer please ?

Location: gastric ulcer is in the stomach, duodenal ulcer is in the duodenum (small intestine). the risk factors to get them are usually the same, they both have the same type of complications (bleeding, pain, etc). ...Read more

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


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