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So the "books" say pain better with eating=duodenal ulcer, worse with eating=gastric ulcer. What does the "everyday medical practice" say?

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

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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Considering possible complications and treatment-difficulties, is a gastric ulcer more worrisome or a duodenal ulcer?

Considering possible complications and treatment-difficulties, is a gastric ulcer more worrisome or a duodenal ulcer?

Yes: Duodenal ulcers have no risk of ever being cancerous. On the other hand there is a small, but real 2-5% risk of gastric ulcers being cancerous. Therefore, all gastric ulcers need verification that they have healed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how a gastic ulcer differ from a duodenal ulcer please ?

Can you tell me how a gastic ulcer differ from a duodenal ulcer please ?

Location: gastric ulcer is in the stomach, duodenal ulcer is in the duodenum (small intestine). the risk factors to get them are usually the same, they both have the same type of complications (bleeding, pain, etc). ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can a gastic ulcer differ from a duodenal ulcer please ?

Yes: Gastric ulcer is in the stomach. Duodenal ulcer is in the small bowel. They can both bleed, cause pain. The reasons for having them are similar (most commonly pain meds such as nsaids or aspirin, and a bacteria called hpylori). ...Read more

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What can you eat if you have duodenal ulcer?

What can you eat if you have duodenal ulcer?

No real restrictions: my only suggestion would be to avoid "NSAIDs" (such as motrin, aleve, (naproxen) advil, naprosyn) and avoid alcohol. no dietary restrictions otherwise. ...Read more

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Please tell me what should you eat if you have duodenal ulcer?

Please tell me what should you eat if you have duodenal ulcer?

Meds will help: Previously recommendations were to avoid spicy foods, acidic foods, coffee and the like. More recently it has be determined that for most people those dietary restrictions are not needed. But if a certain food bothers you, coffee etc., by all means, avoid those foods. ...Read more

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I have a duodenal ulcer , what can I drink?

Water,sodas: You can drink water milk noncarbonated drinks.No alcohol and acidic fruit juices .You can drink tea or coffee in moderation.I hope you are being treated for h pylori infection with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel pain during duodenal ulcer treatment?

No: You may have pain initially, but should start feeling better if initial pain was due to ulcer, ...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


Dr. Philip Woodworth
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Duodenal Ulcer (Definition)

Duodenal ulcers are areas of damage to the tissue lining of the duodenum, which is the region of the digestive tract just beyond the stomach. Usually the ulcers are caused by excessive ...Read more