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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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Decubitus ulcers. What is happening to the skin in the body?

Decubitus ulcers. What is happening to the skin in the body?

Decibitus ulcers: The terms decubitus ulcer and pressure sore often are used interchangeably in the medical community. Decubitis ulcers occur in many positions, such as prolonged sitting (eg, the commonly encountered ischial tuberosity ulcer). Because the common denominator of all such ulcerations is pressure. ...Read more

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Constant upper ab. Pain, Dr suspects ulcer but tomato soup doesn't hurt? Ultrasound of head and body of pancreas good also enzymes. Any other ideas?

Constant upper ab. Pain, Dr suspects ulcer but tomato soup doesn't hurt? Ultrasound of head and body of pancreas good also enzymes. Any other ideas?

See GI: If gastric ulcer is suspected, you should see a gastroenterologist, schedule an endoscopy. He will look down your stomach with a camera, this will confirm or exclude upper gastrointestinal ulcer. ...Read more

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I'm always having weird annoying symptoms, mouth and nose ulcers, uncontrollably itchy skin, anxiety achy body etc. ANA positive, but can't get diagno?

I'm always having weird annoying symptoms, mouth and nose ulcers, uncontrollably itchy skin, anxiety achy body etc. ANA positive, but can't get diagno?

Rheumatologist : Can definitely help with such symptoms and a positive ANA, further blood work after careful history and physical examination, would help establish a working diagnosis ...Read more

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Roughness on inner cheeks and im suffering from mouth ulcer also.Can any body tell what is it?

Roughness on inner cheeks and im suffering from mouth ulcer also.Can any body tell what is it?

No diagnosis: Anyone who could tell you what you have without examining it would be both foolish and possibly dangerous. Even dental experts will tell you that a visual exam is sometimes not enough, but it certainly is the bare minimum. Find yourself a reputable dentist and have this examined before you participate in the dangerous practice of self-treating - it is unwise to count on someone's "guess". ...Read more

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Their any way to permanently heal "aphthous ulcer" (canker sore)? Is there something wrong inside my body?

Their any way to permanently heal "aphthous ulcer" (canker sore)?  Is there something wrong inside my body?

No Prevention known: Researchers are not sure of the cause of aphthous ulcers. There is no known preventive measure. Treatment is palliative with low level laser therapy able to relieve pain and accelerate healing with about 5 minutes of trea. Dment. Biolase waterlase iplus or md works well in my practice, of the lasers I have tried. ...Read more

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I have a good size hiatal hernia, with peptic ulcers. Can this cause me to get chills an body aches only at night almost every night.

I have a good size hiatal hernia, with peptic ulcers. Can this cause me to get chills an body aches only at night almost every night.

Doubtful: The hiatal hernia and the peptic ulcers are unlikely to give you night chills and aches. Are you being treated medically for your ulcers? If not then you could certainly have complications from them, but they would not present as you have described. Best to see your doc. ...Read more

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Can BODY FORTRESS Super Advanced Whey Protein be taken with bleeding ulcers or bleeding hemorrhoids?

Can BODY FORTRESS Super Advanced Whey Protein be taken with bleeding ulcers or bleeding hemorrhoids?

Yes, no problem: the type of protein you take should not affect what happens with your hemorrhoids. But do eat a lot of fiber and vegetables to avoid constipation which can make hemorrhoids worse. ...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