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Gastric Ulcer Vs Peptic Ulcer
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
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
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
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 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 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
Actual doctor needed: Unfortunately there is no way to truly determine if you have a peptic ulcer without testing. This is either with endoscopy or a barium swallow. Also, sometimes gastric cancers mimic ulcers so the correct diagnosis is critical. If they erode to deeply you can actually bleed to death. So in this case a doctor is really really necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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