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What is gastric ulcer?

What is gastric ulcer?

GASTRIC ULCER: Gastric ulcer is an ulcer in stomach.It is caused by an imbalance of pepsin and stomach acid and gastric lining.Can be caused by Aspirin or drugs like ibuprophen, h pylori infection, chronic gastritis, smoking and cancer.It causes pain which may be relieved with antiacids.It is diagnosed by endoscopy and treated with antibiotics if h pylori is positive along with acid supression, or just acid supressi. ...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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Why do I have signs and symptoms of gastric ulcer?

Non-specific : Common symptoms of PUD including abd pain, nausea, vomiting, early satiety or loss of appetite can be seen in a variety of conditions besides gastric ulcers. ...Read more

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What do doctors usually do to test for gastric ulcers?

What do doctors usually do to test for gastric ulcers?

LOOK IN STOMACH: Introduce a scope through mouth, esophagus into stomach and look around. ...Read more

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I was directed to take a laxative a day and i was wondering if these could cause gastric ulcers?

I was directed to take a laxative a day and i was wondering if these could cause gastric ulcers?

Thankfully not....: Not typically - a common cause of stomach ulcers are overuse of nsaids. Bowel regimen agents (laxatives / stimulants) are more likely to cause diarrhea, bloating, and nausea. You can also consider trying probiotics to help regulate your GI tract. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for gastric ulcer nd healing time..?

What is the treatment for gastric ulcer nd healing time..?

Depends: Bacterial infection, medication, chemical exposure (alcohol, tobacco, etc.) can all contribute to ulcer formation and affect how it heals. Acid reducer, antibiotic, coating agent, alcohol and tobacco cessation all help. If you're not diabetic and not taking steroid or other known mucosal irritants, healing is usually expected in ~ 6 wks. Beware that some ulcers are due to tumors. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure gastric ulcers? Can it be done with a special diet?

What is the best way to cure gastric ulcers? Can it be done with a special diet?

Depends on cause of: .Most ulcers are caused by an infection with h pylori.And if it is treated with antibiotics and acid suppression
other causes are from prolonged use of non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs.
Alcohol and tobacco use
these are treated with stopping the drugs, alcohol and nicotine along with long term acid suppression
diet is also important to avoid red meat, corn beef, hot dogs, sausage etc, diary prod. ...Read more

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How to prevent gastric ulcer?

How to prevent  gastric ulcer?

Reason for question: Are u having problems now you think are due to ulcer? If so, get checked. It could be something else.

Smoking, stress and large amnts of sugar or alcohol can irritate ur stomach. You may have noticed that certain foods, habits or activities make your stomach feel bad, and avoiding those things is obvious to do.

Hx & exam cann tell u if meds to prevent ulcer r a good idea for u. ...Read more

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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

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What is gastric ulcer?

GASTRIC ULCER: Gastric ulcer is an ulcer in stomach.It is caused by an imbalance of pepsin and stomach acid and gastric lining.Can be caused by Aspirin or drugs like ibuprophen, h pylori infection, chronic gastritis, smoking and cancer.It causes pain which may be relieved with antiacids.It is diagnosed by endoscopy and treated with antibiotics if h pylori is positive along with acid supression, or just acid supressi. ...Read more

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What is the medication for gastric ulcer?

What is the medication for gastric ulcer?

Ranitidine omeprazol: There are three treatments for gastric ulcer. Blocking acid using a histamine blocker such as ranitidine (zantac), Famotidine (pepcid) or a proton pump inhibitor like Omeprazole (prilosec) which are stronger acid blockers and the third is to buffer the acid which is there via antacids (maalox, mylanta, tums, (calcium carbonate) etc) gastric ulcers can actually be healed in 6-8 weeks with acid blockers and diet. ...Read more

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What is the best way to detect a gastric ulcer?

EGD: A scope into the stomach to directly visualize the stomach lining is the best way to detect an ulcer. Many physicians will opt to try a course of treatment first. ...Read more

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What is the best diet if I have a gastric ulcer?

Antibiotic: Ulcers need treatment if they are caused by h. Pylori, a type of bacteria. Take care of the ulcer properly and you won't have to worry what food to eat. ...Read more

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What should I do if I am suffering from a gastric ulcer?

Easy Dx / Rx: If you are not yet diagnosed by endoscopy or imaging, or if this is a self-diagnosis, you need to be examined and the lesion perhaps biopsied. Today's protocol treatments are a walk in the park compared with the horrible stuff that we had to use when i was in medical school. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a person with gastric ulcer take onion, ginger, garlic etc.?

Not recommended: These foods can stimulate stomach acid which in turn can cause considerable pain if you have a gastric ulcer. ...Read more

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How to prevent gastric ulcer?

Reason for question: Are u having problems now you think are due to ulcer? If so, get checked. It could be something else.

Smoking, stress and large amnts of sugar or alcohol can irritate ur stomach. You may have noticed that certain foods, habits or activities make your stomach feel bad, and avoiding those things is obvious to do.

Hx & exam cann tell u if meds to prevent ulcer r a good idea for u. ...Read more

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Why do I have signs and symptoms of gastric ulcer?

Non-specific : Common symptoms of PUD including abd pain, nausea, vomiting, early satiety or loss of appetite can be seen in a variety of conditions besides gastric ulcers. ...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


Dr. Sidney Vinson
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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


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