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Doctor insights on: Effects Of Stomach Ulcers On The Body

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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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Thanks Doctor.Got a CBC count of 46% Normal Range 40%. Was given antibiotics but still have a high body temp.What can that be?Have Stomach ulcers too.

Thanks Doctor.Got a CBC count of 46% Normal Range 40%. Was given antibiotics but still have a high body temp.What can that be?Have Stomach ulcers too.

Different meds: I don't know which part of your CBC ( complete blood count) you are referring to but if you still have a fever and aren't feeling well you need to see your doctor again. This could be a resistant infection or a different diagnosis. Some times the diagnosis is confusing and we get it wrong at first. ...Read more

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Can a brain tumor cause problems in other parts of the body? (ex: stomach ulcers, sickness) if a brain tumor is present near the optical part of the brain, can it cause problems in the body such as sickness?

Can a brain tumor cause problems in other parts of the body? (ex: stomach ulcers, sickness) if a brain tumor is present near the optical part of the brain, can it cause problems in the body such as sickness?

Yes and no: The tumor itself does not cause other problems but the side effects of the medicines used in treatment, like steroids, can. Optical tract brain tumors do not usually cause symptoms other than visual disturbances unless they are very large in size. ...Read more

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I suffer occasional severe abdomen pain. Diagnosed with peptic ulcer. I take 40 mg esomeprazole tablets every morning. Any side effects? Treatment?

I suffer occasional severe abdomen pain. Diagnosed with peptic ulcer. I take 40 mg esomeprazole  tablets every morning. Any side effects? Treatment?

Nexium (esomeprazole) S.E.'s: Esomeprazole is a very well tolerated medication, but in the short term it can cause a number of dose-dependent side effects including commonly headache and diarrhea. Longer term use carries other consequences (please see my earlier answer on this topic in healthtap). ...Read more

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What exactly is stomach ulcers?

What exactly is stomach ulcers?

Peptic Ulcers: A peptic ulcer is basically a hole in the lining of the stomach, esophagus, or duodenum. It is a sore or erosion that forms when the lining of the digestive system is corroded by acidic digestive juices. Most of them are caused by bacteria and use of medications called nsaids. ...Read more

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Are stomach ulcers are dangerous?

Are stomach ulcers are dangerous?

They are only: dangerous if they perforate the stomach wall or if they bleed profusely. Most ulcers heal with medicationlike zantac or omeprazole which reduces acid secretion and carafate (sucralfate) which coats and protects the ulcer bed. ...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