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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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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?

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.?

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 treat gastric ulcer, please I need ur help thank u?

No doctor?: If you can't get to a doctor, the best alternatives will be a gentle diet. Avoid acidic food, spice, salt, fatty or heavy foods. Smaller, slow meals. Chew a long time before swallowing for digestion help from saliva. Don't drink during meals or right after - before is good. Be active - but before meals, not right after. Rest & relax as possible. ...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

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I have a gastric ulcer. I also gave a gastric band. Can I be scoped with the band on?

Very likely: The gastroenterologist will be able to maneuver and reach beyond your band and see what is going on. ...Read more

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What kind of antibiotic for gastric ulcer?

Gastric ulcer: Hi, if the gastric ulcer is due to H.Pylori then there are multiple regimens available to treat it, one regimens includes Amoxicillin, clarithromycin plus a PPI, another regimen includes bismuth subsalicylate, metronidazole, and tetracycline plus a PPI. In case of resistance and treatment failure clarithromycin can be replaced by a Quinolone (Levofloxacin/Moxifloxacin). ...Read more

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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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Why do many gastric ulcer patients respond to antibiotics?

Why do many gastric ulcer patients respond to antibiotics?

H. Pylori causes it: A bacterial infection of the stomach (helicobacter pylori) causes most ulcers. About 10-15% of the population carries this bacteria in their stomach, often without symptoms. In some cases, extra stress, aspirin, or other issues might further aggravate your stomach, leading to ulcers when combined with the h. Pylori. A combination of antibiotics can usually cure this infection. ...Read more

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Why do many gastric ulcer patients respond favorably to antibiotics?

Why do many gastric ulcer patients respond favorably to antibiotics?

H. Pylori causes it: A bacterial infection of the stomach (helicobacter pylori) causes most ulcers. About 10-15% of the population carries this bacteria in their stomach, often without symptoms. In some cases, extra stress, aspirin, or other issues might further aggravate your stomach, leading to ulcers when combined with the h. Pylori. A combination of antibiotics can usually cure this infection. ...Read more

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Difference between gastric ulcer and gastric erosion?

The definition: Ulcer is defined as erosion greater than half a centimeter. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Is paracetamol safe to use when a person has a gastric ulcer?

Not recommended: The only arthritis drug I use in patients with ulcer is tylenol (acetaminophen). If the arthritis is advanced and painful, narcotic and acetominephorin combinations can be used. For inflammatory bowel or skin conditions, topical drugs and biologics are considered. High use of tylenol (acetaminophen) has been associated with ulcer as well. ...Read more

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Does acidic food aggravate signs and symptoms of a gastric ulcer?

It may: But not always. Some patients have no problems with eating while others have exacerbation of symptoms. ...Read more

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Gastric ulcer and barrett's esophagus. Any connection between the two?

Gastric ulcer and barrett's esophagus. Any connection between the two?

Gastric acid: If you have gastric acid hypersecretion (too much gastric acid), you may develop gastric ulcers, and if this acid goes up to the esophagus for a long time, you can develop barrett's esophagus. ...Read more

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Dr. Give pantoprazol 80mg per day for my grandma, is it right (she have cirrhosis and gastric ulcer)?

Dr. Give pantoprazol 80mg per day for my grandma, is it right (she have cirrhosis and gastric ulcer)?

High dose...: Pantoprazole is a PPI (proton pump inhibitor) commonly used to suppress HCl secretion by the stomach and commonly used to treat heartburn and ulcers and is usually well tolerated. 80 mg of Pantoprazole is a high dose and might be appropriate if your grandma had a bleeding ulcer. There is no indication for Pantoprazole in the routine treatment of cirrhosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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When you have a gastric ulcer, why do you take antihistamines?

When you have a gastric ulcer, why do you take antihistamines?

H2 blockers: H2 blocker medications (zantac, pepcid) are used to reduce the amount of acid made by the stomach. These are different then the other types of antihistamines that are used for allergies (zyrtec, clartin) which are h1 blocker medications. ...Read more

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Is HIV transmittable through saliva if I have a gastric ulcer?

Is HIV transmittable through saliva if I have a gastric ulcer?

No: Only if either or one of the parties has cuts or lacerations in there mouths or lips, then it is possible since HIV virus lives and transmits in blood only. ...Read more

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Can someone with gastric ulcer and anovulation get pregnant?

Pregnancy: The gastric ulcer would have no bearing, but if you are not ovulating you cannot become pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use dantrolene if I have gastric ulcer? Would it be better for me to take injection?

Is it safe to use dantrolene if I have gastric ulcer? Would it be better for me to take injection?

Hepatotoxicty: I am assuming that you are not taking Dantrolene in an emergent life-threatening condition. If so the injectable form should be used. Otherwise, Dantrolene pills has a potential for hepatotoxicity. It should be safe to take with gastric ulcer unless it is very severe and actively bleeding and you are not allowed to take oral medications. ...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