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How Do Ulcers Affect 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have history of eczema on upper body. Big wound (ulcer?)on front of lower leg, and one under foot. Caused by eczema?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Is it more likely to vomit or poop blood from an ulcer? Which is more concerning? And why would your body do one or the other?
Depends where ulcer: Brisk bleeding may result in hematochezia (passing blood per rectum), but more likely present as hematemesis (vomiting blood) or melena (black stool). Patients with bleeding ulcers above the end of stomach (pylorus) will likely vomit blood sooner than it will be seen as rectal effluent, whereas ulcers bleeding far down from the pylorus may first manifest their bleeding in stool. Both are serious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mother was taking arthritis meds for a few years then was recently taken off due to an ulcer, she started feeling stiffness all over her body, she can not move and was admitted to the hospital today...Help!?
Rheumatology consult: This requires the expertise of your rheumatologist. It needs to clarify what kind of arthritis she has and what's the best way to treat her. Depending on diagnosis we have a lot of medications we can use in the face of an ulcer. Please have her see a rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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