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Gastric Ulcer Vs Duodenal Ulcer
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
Stomach ulcer is also known as Peptic ulcer. Stomach ulcers, also called peptic ulcers, are erosions in the wall of the stomach that can result in bleeding or pain. They can be caused by ibuprofen and similar medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or by infection with a bacteria called H. pylori that ...Read more
Considering possible complications and treatment-difficulties, is a gastric ulcer more worrisome or a duodenal ulcer?
About the same: Regardless of size or location, if you really have an ulcer (found by x-ray or endoscopy) please seek doctor's advice. Even small ulcers can bleed (sometimes massively), perforate, obstruct stomach emptying. Sometimes, an ulcer can form in a cancer so to avoid this possibility it is important to make sure at least gastric ulcer actually heals. Relief of ulcer symptoms doesn't always mean healing. ...Read more
Location: One is in the small intestine and the other in the stomach. Duodenal ulcers are also more likely to be a consequence of hpylori. ...Read more
Gastric: Ulcers of the three you list are more likely to be malignant. ...Read more
If they have a gastric ulcer or one in the duodenum, can they have pernicious anemia due to the stomach of duodenum being destroyed somewhere?
Possibly.: Pa is associated with antibodies that attack cells in the stomach. Besides interfering with B12 absorption, the stomach can develop atrophic gastritis, an inflammation of the stomach that results in the loss of all glandular tissue and scarring of the stomach. But ulcers are not a sign of this, and definitely not duodenal ulcers. The B12 problems come first, other stomach issues later. ...Read more
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