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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


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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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Can Remicade (infliximab) and Methotrexate cause gastric ulcers?

Can Remicade (infliximab) and Methotrexate cause gastric ulcers?

Methotrexate usually: causes the GI upset, including nausea/vomiting, stomach ulceration and inflammation, abdominal discomfort, and diarrhea. If I were to to blame one of those, it would be Methotrexate! I would talk to your doctor more about this concern. ...Read more

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Can you drink lemon water with an NSAID-caused gastric ulcer? I've heard lemon is actually alkalizing when ingested but not sure.

Can you drink lemon water with an NSAID-caused gastric ulcer?  I've heard lemon is actually alkalizing when ingested but not sure.

Not true.: Despite a lot of hype on the Internet and a book trying to espouse this theory, lemon juice is not alkalinizing. It contains citric acid and does not convert to any alkaline form. It would not be recommended in the setting of a gastric ulcer. ...Read more

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What is the cause of gastric ulcers?

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What is the cause of gastric ulcers?

Gastric ulcer: Most common cause is stomach infection associated with h. Pylori, the origin of which is not known, although it may spread thru contaminated food or water. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy showed a cecal ulcer. What is a cecal ulcer, and can it be caused by long term NSAID use(like a gastric ulcer)?

Colonoscopy showed a cecal ulcer. What is a cecal ulcer, and can it be caused by long term NSAID use(like a gastric ulcer)?

Yes: cecal ulcer is ulcer in the cecum of your colon, where the small intestine and appendix attach. NSAIDs are the most common cause of isolated ulcer in this location, and agree ur meds naproxen, motrin and asa are likely culprits. It's not a local effect, so you can also form ulcers elsewhere including stomach while on these medications. Key is rehab/therapy for ur back. Happy to consult further. ...Read more

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What could cause hydronephrosis of 1 kidney without stones or uti, rbcs 0-5 in urinalysis. Hx of GI issues, gastric ulcers, chronic gastritis?

What could cause hydronephrosis of 1 kidney without stones or uti, rbcs 0-5 in urinalysis. Hx of GI issues, gastric ulcers, chronic gastritis?

You: could very well have a "stricture" of the ureter leading from that kidney and emptying in your bladder. Peritoneal fibrosis is another condition which can cause obstructive uropathy..(Overuse of certain pain medications have been implicated) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Why are some people prone to gastric ulcers?

One reason: Is stomach infection from h. Pylori. Can be tested by your doctor and treated with antibiotics. Other causes can be related to excess alcohol drinking, cigarette smoking, larger use of Aspirin or ibuprofen, etc. ...Read more

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Best diet for ulcer reduction, gastric problems?

Best diet for ulcer reduction, gastric problems?

What Works: Lots of various foods choices long promoted but little scientific evidence any really work. The larger issues are internal controls of micro-erosions, presence/resistance to heliobacter pylori bacteria (can be hard to eradicate ; can recur), ingestion of nsaids ; other irritants, internal controls of local blood flow, emotions, etc. ...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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Are gastric ulcers incurable?

Are gastric ulcers incurable?

Usually not: There are rare cases of retractable peptic ulcer disease requiring surgery, but most are curable with ppi, avoidance of nsaids and treatment of hpylori if present. ...Read more

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Do gastric ulcers need tissue culture?

Do gastric ulcers need tissue culture?

Yes: They need culture and biopsy through an endoscope to make sure they're not cancerous. ...Read more

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How effective is the moringa plant for treating gastric ulcers?

How effective is the moringa plant for treating gastric ulcers?

Not certain.: Although this traditional medicinal plant has been used to treat ulcers - I don't have any personal experience with it. ...Read more

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Has anyone had much success with gastrectomy for gastric ulcers?

Has anyone had much success with gastrectomy for gastric ulcers?

Less common: For severe cases, gastrectomy is still an option. But with the advent of acid suppression therapy like proton pump inhibitors, as well endoscopic techniques, such surgeries are not needed as often. ...Read more

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I just had endoscopy and they found 4 gastric ulcers. Is that alot?

Yes: Multiple gastric ulcers are less common and you require careful treatment as well as follow-up exams to ensure that these gastric ulcers heal.The gastroenterologist is best qualified to treat you and follow you. ...Read more

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I am suffering from gastric ulcers what dry fruits, fruits and vegetables should I eat?

Diet for ulcer: there is no specific diet for gastric ulcers. You should be cautioned to avoid any particular foods that you notice cause you trouble. A lot of people have difficulty with spicy foods. If your gastric ulcers have been diagnosed by endoscopy, it is important to follow through with the medication prescribed for them. Avoid aspirin and NSAIDs. Treat H. pylori if present. Good luck. ...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

Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more


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