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What are Main symptoms and sign of stomach ulcer? And what is the epidemology?

What are Main symptoms and sign of stomach ulcer? And what is the epidemology?

Ulcer: With stomach ulcer the pain gets worse with food, with small intestine ulcer the pain is worse while hungry and in the middle of the night.
The most common causes of user is H Pylori infection, Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory medications like Motrin, Smoking and Alcohol. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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Hi I've got an stomach ulcer and its been 3 weeks what food is good to eat now and what food should I avoid?

Hi I've got an stomach ulcer and its been 3 weeks what food is good to eat now and what food should I avoid?

Ulcer: There is no particular diet that is necessary for an ulcer. You should definitely avoid aspirin and NSAIDs. From a food point-of-view, , you should avoid any food which you notice gives you troubles. You should quit smoking, and avoid alcohol at least until you've verified the ulcer is healed. Be sure to take your medicine and to follow up with your doctor as advised. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which type of foods should I eat for a stomach ulcer or gastritis?

Which type of foods should I eat for a stomach ulcer or gastritis?

Need to determine: Cause. Gastritis and stomach ulcer may be due to helicobacter infection, Aspirin and other drugs, vascular problems, alcohol etc. Please see your doctor for an evaluation and treat the cause. ...Read more

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Can any doc explain why avoid certain foods when you have a stomach ulcer when they're actually alkalising?

Can any doc explain why avoid certain foods when you have a stomach ulcer when they're actually alkalising?

Unsure about?: Actually diet has very little to do in causing stomach ulcer although coffee and tea tend to stimulate more acid production and NSAID should be avoided. I presume you have been checked for H pylori infection. ...Read more

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I have a stomach ulcer what can't I eat?

I have a stomach ulcer what can't I eat?

Acidic/fatty foods: In researching this question I found many lists of food to avoid that were completely undocumented & questionable- for example, most lists said to avoid cabbage, which is the food most proven to help heal ulcers! We don't have much science to answer this, but most find it beneficial to avoid acidic foods like citrus & coffee, alcohol & fatty foods. If spicy foods irritate then avoid. See comment:. ...Read more

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What should I eat if I have a stomach ulcer and what is the best thing to do to make it go away?

No food restrictions: If you have a stomach ulcer its important to know if you have an infection with h. Pylori. This can be determined with a breath test, stool test or endoscopy with biopsy. If positive for infection treatment is advised. A potent acid inhibitor e.g. Prilosec or one of its brethren is necessary to help heal the ulcer. Also, if the ulcer was drug induced then stop taking the offending drug. ...Read more

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My friend have a stomach ulcer I want to help her. What foods should not be cooked? No vinegar, right?

My friend have a stomach ulcer I want to help her. What foods should not be cooked? No vinegar, right?

Ulcers: Generally acidic foods like vinegar, wine, oj, lemon juice, lime juice, tomatoes as well as spicy foods, fried/fatty foods, caffeine/coffee & soda pop exacerbate ulcers. Even milk should have as low fat content as person can tolerate. Hopefully she is taking medication to help heal the ulcer; then she will gradually be able to eat the foods she enjoys again. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink something acidic like orange juice after a meal if u have a stomach ulcer? Would the food act as a barrier ie protect the lining

OK IF YOU ARE TREATE: Even though orange juice is very acidic and is adviced not to be consumed if you have peptic ulcer, but if you are being treated with antibiotics for h pylori which causes the ulcer and you have finished the two weeks course and are taking proton pump inhibiters to suppress the acid production in your stomach, you may be able to tolerate orange juice or you can get low acidity orange juice. ...Read more

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What are stomach ulcer friendly foods?

See answer: Eat a variety of healthy foods from all the food groups. Eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat dairy foods. Whole grains include whole-wheat breads, cereals, pasta, and brown rice. Choose lean meats, poultry (chicken and turkey), fish, beans, eggs, and nuts. A healthy meal plan is low in unhealthy fats, salt, and added sugar. Healthy fats include olive oil and canola oil. ...Read more

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Which foods are recommended for someone with a stomach ulcer?

Which foods are recommended for someone with a stomach ulcer?

No fried food: Avoid all greasy food, fried food, and very spicy food. ...Read more

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What can you eat or drink with a stomach ulcer?

Lots: You can maintain a normal low fat diet, and drink water, juice, milk, and soy or almond milks. Be careful with fizzy drinks and avoid alcohol. The size of the meal may be a challenge to your ulcer symptoms, start small and increase as tolerated. Coffee and tea in moderation are usually fine if combined with a small meal. ...Read more

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Hurts really bad after I eat or drink anything. What causes a stomach ulcer?

Too much acid: Increase acid production related to stress can cause a stomach ulcer or skipping meals. Eating or drinking things that are stomach irritants like alcohol, spicy food, too much Aspirin or ibuprofen, smoking can all contribute to causing ulcers. ...Read more

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I need help with this stomach ulcer what to eat and also this drug withdrawal from meth I been clean for about 2 weeks now?

I need help with this stomach ulcer what to eat and also this drug withdrawal from meth I been clean for about 2 weeks now?

Information: Ulcers respond to PPI like omeprazole OTC, may need treatment w antibiotics for H. pylori bacteria. Foods: Choose fruit, vegetables, fiber. Avoid alcohol, NSAIDS, &anything you find that upsets your stomach - this varies person to person; sadly, no definite list to provide. Re: Meth - well done! Takes hard work. Withdrawal symptoms CAN last 3 weeks - you are almost there, don't get discouraged. ...Read more

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Keep getting pain between ribs lasting 2-3 days goes then back. Gnawing pain, better after food, wakes me up. Back hurts also. Stomach ulcer likely?

Not likely, but...: It is not likely that you have an ulcer, but with symptoms such as that, it is certainly possible. For now, I would avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, and any over-the-counter pain relievers except for Tylenol (acetaminophen). I would use over-the-counter antacids such as Tums whenever you have stomach pain. If you find that you need antacids more than 2 to 3 times per week, I would see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I don't have stomach ulcer or h pylori but I still have fullness and discomfort after eating small food....what could be the cause and solution??

I don't have stomach ulcer or h pylori but I still have fullness and discomfort after eating small food....what could be the cause and solution??

Gastroenterologist: Is a gastroenterologist involved in your care? Have you had an endoscopic examination of your stomach? Do you have evidence of delayed gastric emptying? Avoid fatty or oily foods which delay stomach emptying. Are you having gas buildup in your stomach when eating? If so, avoid gassy foods and beverages. Taking simethicone after meals prevents gas buildup. Eat smaller meals more often; avoid big o ...Read more

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I have done endoscopy, I don't have h.pylori and stomach ulcer but I still have fullness after eating small food. What is the cause and solution pls??

I have done endoscopy, I don't have h.pylori and stomach ulcer but I still have fullness after eating small food. What is the cause and solution pls??

Plan: This is make sense to ask this question your doctor, who perform endoscopy on you. He know your condition and can provide professional explanation. We do not know anything about you to make any professional decision. Sorry. ...Read more

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Every time I eat something I get stomach pains and have a bowel movement could this be a stomach ulcer?

Every time I eat something I get stomach pains and have a bowel movement could this be a stomach ulcer?

Maybe IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome seems to be more and more common these days...Symptoms may vary, but typically include bloating, gassiness/flatulence, cramping, constipation/diarrhea (could be alternating), easily full sensation with meals, may be nausea etc...Stress can make the symptoms worse...
Aerobic exercise, stress relief, and regular pattern in diet can help....But you should consult your doc.... ...Read more

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Stomach ulcer like symptoms past 3 years when I eat or don't eat. Blood work normal but CT scan came back w/ multiple enlarged periaortic lymph nodes?

Enlarged lymph nodes: There are many causes for enlarged para aortic lymph nodes. Depending on the size and location different etiologies should be considered. The possibility of malignant lymph nodes must be considered. Correlation with blood tests, physical exam and possible biopsy or pet scan should be considered. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in stomach after eating certain foods for few years. Doctor said if it was a stomach ulcer I would have blood in stool by now. True?

Burning sensation in stomach after eating certain foods for few years. Doctor said if it was a stomach ulcer I would have blood in stool by now. True?

Hard to see blood in: Blood is often difficult to see when it is in small amounts /mixed with stools.
The commonest cause of symptoms like you have is acid reflux (one/ of 5 people have it). Usually it causes lots of burps and regurgitation of acid/food in the throat/ mouth. A short trial of an antacid like Pepcid (famotidine) at bed time daily might help clarify the cause. There are stronger antacids you can use, if Pepcid (famotidine) helps. ...Read more

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I get burning sensation in the middle of the breast bone area under the rib cage when I drink or eat certain things. Heart burn or stomach ulcer?

I get burning sensation in the middle of the breast bone area under the rib cage when I drink or eat certain things. Heart burn or stomach ulcer?

Several things: This should be evaluated by your primary doctor (and possibly gastroenterologist). This could be ulcer, viral infection, fungal infection, bacterial infection, or allergic inflammation. Your doctor may just start you on medications or may decide you need to have an endoscopy (where a camera is placed into your mouth and down into your stomach). ...Read more

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What is a good way to determine if you have a stomach ulcer?

Pain: Burning pain is the most common peptic ulcer symptom. The pain is caused by the ulcer and is aggravated by stomach acid coming in contact with the ulcerated area. The pain typically may be felt anywhere from your navel up to your breastbone, be worse when your stomach is empty, often be temporarily relieved by eating certain foods and disappear and then return for a few days or weeks.
Check with dr. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a stomach ulcer, and how do you treat it, if so?

How do you know if you have a stomach ulcer, and how do you treat it, if so?

See your doctor: Your doctor can test you for H. Pylori. This is a bacteria found to be responsible for peptic ulcer disease. If positive, medication can be prescribed by your doctor. After you are examined and a careful history obtained, your doctor may order additional tests. See your doctor to be properly diagnosed and treated. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Will an EUS procedure also be able to show if you have a stomach ulcer or gastritis?

Will an EUS procedure also be able to show if you have a stomach ulcer or gastritis?

Depends.: The answer is whether they use a regular endoscope first as part of the procedure for placement of the endoscopic ultrasound scope. Some do, and some don't, so you cannot be guaranteed that all of the stomach and intestines are visualized. If there is a reason that you are concerned about it, you can ask your gastroenterologist how they perform the procedure. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you take ex lax or miralax if you have a stomach ulcer?

Can you take ex lax or miralax if you have a stomach ulcer?

Yes. There are no: Known drug interactions with most medications that treat stomach ulcers. However, since I don't know what other meds you're taking, to be on the safe side, take your laxative 1 hour before or two hours after you take your other meds. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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If you have a stomach ulcer can vomiting cause it to bleed or perforate?

If you have a stomach ulcer can vomiting cause it to bleed or perforate?

Yes: Dear Girish,

Vomiting can increase the pressure in your stomach and if there is an ulcer the blood vessels can pop and cause you to bleed or perforate. If you have a stomach ulcer your physician should have you on a proton pump inhibitor. Please avoid alcohol or NSAIDs as these can make ulcers worse. Please seek care from a doctor if you have pain or any kind of bleeding. ...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


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Peptic Ulcer (Definition)

A condition in which there is corrosion of the surface of the stomach and/or first part of the small intestine. Symptoms include upper abdominal pain, nausea, ...Read more