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I've been on Nexium (esomeprazole) for 17 years and stopped it a few weeks ago. Before i started it i had gastric and duodenal ulcers. Will these return?
Possibly: Ulcers in the duodenum and stomach are usually caused by excess acid production. Nexium (esomeprazole) lowers acid production and thus decreases ulcer formation. Stopping Nexium (esomeprazole) may cause ulcers to form due to increase acid production. After 17 years, your body may have charged and ulcers may not form after stopping nexium (esomeprazole). There is no guarantee. ...Read more
Gastric: Ulcers of the three you list are more likely to be malignant. ...Read more
It will be hard to p: Metaplasia can be caused by any number of irritants. In the duodenum, it could be related to bile exposure, acid exposure and unknown causes. It will be very hard to pin point the cause. But you already know it is there, so better monitor it regularly through your gastroenterologist's supervision. ...Read more
What are the differences between duodenal and gastric ulcers in symptoms !? And which one food will releif its pain !?
What causes mild inflammation and gastric foveolar metaplasia in duodenum. On biopsy. No h pylori ? No medications.
Secretions: Foveolar hyperplasia and metaplasia is a response of one epithelium to injury or as a reactive pattern. This is most often seen in the stomach. However, if there is irritation (chemical by secretions from the pancreas or liver) or inflammation (gallstones, alcohol, etc), you can get metaplasia in the duodenum. In general, helicobacter pylori don't grow in the duodenal ph. ...Read more
What inhibits gastric contractions: secretion, somatostatin or distention of duodenal stretch receptors?
Why are you asking?: Its either because you're in school for something in which case you should have the resources to answer your question OR it's because you're doing way too much research/thinking about a situation that you don't really understand. You can't teach yourself to become a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Diffuse mild inflammation of gastric body and antrum characterized by congestion (edema) along with la grade a esophagitis. G.E.R.D? Duodenum isnormal
So the "books" say pain better with eating=duodenal ulcer, worse with eating=gastric ulcer. What does the "everyday medical practice" say?
The same but...: The treatment for both types of ulcers is the same as long as the ulcers aren't bleeding. Serious ulcer can require surgical intervention. ...Read more
Considering possible complications and treatment-difficulties, is a gastric ulcer more worrisome or a duodenal ulcer?
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