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Gastric Ulcer Vs Peptic Ulcer
9 yards: It s not only about an antibiotic, or one medication. A general dr, or GI specialist will most likely study the case, determine the cause of the ulcer, and offer the alternatives for a specific case. Many causes and treatments exist, all of them good for its indication; and it s always better to personalize it based on preferences / particularities of the patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They can overlap.: Some symptoms of gastritis and gastric ulcer can be the same - abdominal pain and discomfort. Some times an ulcer can cause more severe pain and if it is causing bleeding people will have black bowel movements or "melena " as a result. Sometimes an evaluation by a physician with lab work and possibly EGD (scope to look in stomach to visualize esophagus and stomach lining) is the only way to tell ...Read more
Doc,why does it happen that peptic ulcer is most common in blood group O and gastric carcinoma in blood group A??!!
Minor mystery: This remains a puzzler, but is probably important that helicobacter binds to the blood group antigens on the cells of the inner surface of the stomach, and is the not-altogether-understood factor in the development of both illnesses. Perhaps some of my teammates in gastroenterology can clarify. ...Read more
Gastric bypass 2008, peptic ulcer since 2009, quit smoking seven weeks ago, pain is much worse and more often than before. Protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate?
Need close follow-up: When symptoms like pain get worse, the questions include: is the disease spreading, is the medication no longer working, is there a new problem, etc.? An ulcer 3 years ago should have healed. Is there a problem with recurrent gastritis or repeat ulcers? Is there stomach cancer, or is there a gallstone problem? A G.I. Specialist can recheck to figure things out. Another endoscopy may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Peptic/gastric ulcer? Dull burning pain in sternum, slightly left center. Woke with "acid throat"? Tums (calcium carbonate) helps a bit. If "p/c" when is it an emrgcny?
Probably esophagus: Description is more for reflux of stomach content/acid into esophagus. Avoid coffee, tobacco, alcohol, fatty foos, spicy food, lying down after eating, eating before bedtime, chocolate. Short term ppi meds may help. Any shprtness of breath, sweats, etc see md asap. Doubt cardiac; unlikely ulcer. Call md if continues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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