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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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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

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