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What are Main symptoms and sign of stomach ulcer? And what is the epidemology ?

What are Main symptoms and sign of stomach ulcer? And what is the epidemology ?

Ulcer: With stomach ulcer the pain gets worse with food, with small intestine ulcer the pain is worse while hungry and in the middle of the night. The most common causes of user is H Pylori infection, Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory medications like Motrin, Smoking and Alcohol. ...Read more

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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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How do you know if you have a stomach ulcer, and how do you treat it, if so?

How do you know if you have a stomach ulcer, and how do you treat it, if so?

See your doctor : Your doctor can test you for H. Pylori. This is a bacteria found to be responsible for peptic ulcer disease. If positive, medication can be prescribed by your doctor. After you are examined and a careful history obtained, your doctor may order additional tests. See your doctor to be properly diagnosed and treated. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How do you know if you have gastroenteritis or stomach ulcer because of ibuprofen?

How do you know if you have gastroenteritis or stomach ulcer because of ibuprofen?

Cause and effect: If you are a chronic user of Ibuprofen or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and you are symptomatic (abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, blood in the stool etc) it is very possible that the drug is the cause. A more common cause of a stomach ulcer is helicobacter pylori (a bacterium that can infect the stomach). A gastroenterologist can help make the diangosis with endoscopy if needed. ...Read more

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What is a good way to determine if you have a stomach ulcer?

Pain: Burning pain is the most common peptic ulcer symptom. The pain is caused by the ulcer and is aggravated by stomach acid coming in contact with the ulcerated area. The pain typically may be felt anywhere from your navel up to your breastbone, be worse when your stomach is empty, often be temporarily relieved by eating certain foods and disappear and then return for a few days or weeks. Check with dr. ...Read more

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Will an EUS procedure also be able to show if you have a stomach ulcer or gastritis?

Will an EUS procedure also be able to show if you have a stomach ulcer or gastritis?

Depends.: The answer is whether they use a regular endoscope first as part of the procedure for placement of the endoscopic ultrasound scope. Some do, and some don't, so you cannot be guaranteed that all of the stomach and intestines are visualized. If there is a reason that you are concerned about it, you can ask your gastroenterologist how they perform the procedure. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you take ex lax or miralax if you have a stomach ulcer?

Can you take ex lax or miralax if you have a stomach ulcer?

Yes. There are no: known drug interactions with most medications that treat stomach ulcers. However, since I don't know what other meds you're taking, to be on the safe side, take your laxative 1 hour before or two hours after you take your other meds. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Can any doc explain why avoid certain foods when you have a stomach ulcer when they're actually alkalising?

Can any doc explain why avoid certain foods when you have a stomach ulcer when they're actually alkalising?

Unsure about ?: Actually diet has very little to do in causing stomach ulcer although coffee and tea tend to stimulate more acid production and NSAID should be avoided. I presume you have been checked for H pylori infection. ...Read more

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If you have a stomach ulcer can vomiting cause it to bleed or perforate?

If you have a stomach ulcer can vomiting cause it to bleed or perforate?

Yes: Dear Girish, Vomiting can increase the pressure in your stomach and if there is an ulcer the blood vessels can pop and cause you to bleed or perforate. If you have a stomach ulcer your physician should have you on a proton pump inhibitor. Please avoid alcohol or NSAIDs as these can make ulcers worse. Please seek care from a doctor if you have pain or any kind of bleeding. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a stomach ulcer?

What to do if I have a stomach ulcer?

Upper gi: First have an endoscopy and they can check to see if bacteria are a cause. Then start a treatment plan probably a medication to block acid production allowing for it to heal ...Read more

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How to know if I have a stomach ulcer?

Endoscopy: You would need an upper endoscopy, which is a camera that is inserted through your mouth to look directly at the stomach. ...Read more

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I have a stomach ulcer what can't I eat?

I have a stomach ulcer what can't I eat?

Acidic/fatty foods: In researching this question i found many lists of food to avoid that were completely undocumented & questionable- for example, most lists said to avoid cabbage, which is the food most proven to help heal ulcers! we don't have much science to answer this, but most find it beneficial to avoid acidic foods like citrus & coffee, alcohol & fatty foods. If spicy foods irritate then avoid. See comment:. ...Read more

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How would i be able to tell if I have a stomach ulcer?

Look for the signs: Many patients describe it as a burning or gnawing feeling between the bellybutton and the chest. The stomach upset caused by ulcers typically lasts anywhere from a few minutes to several hours and may be temporarily relieved by taking antacids. Foods that are high in acid, such as citrus fruits, tomatoes, and coffee, may exacerbate ulcer pain; alcohol can also make ulcers hurt more. See your doc. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a stomach ulcer or something else?

How to know if I have a stomach ulcer or something else?

Upper endoscopy: With an upper endoscopy the doctor can directly look into your stomach and evaluate if you have any ulcers or inflammation or anything else going on in the stomach, duodenum, esophagus. ...Read more

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I have a stomach ulcer, and I want to know what to do to make it better?

I have a stomach ulcer, and I want to know what to do to make it better?

OTC Prilose: This may work for you but I am not sure if you actually have an ulcer. There are a large number of things that feel like ulcers. If this continues after you try otc medicines then get checked. ...Read more

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I think i may have a stomach ulcer. What are the most common signs to look for?

I think i may have a stomach ulcer. What are the most common signs to look for?

Stomach ulcer: Usually middle upper abdominal pain/discomfort exacerbated or alleviated by food, blood in the stool or black stool, nausea-vomiting etc. ...Read more

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I think I have a stomach ulcer. What are the symptoms of having a stomach ulcer?

Sx of stamach ulcer: Dull, burning pain in the stomach area, aggrevated by food (so not want to eat). Sometime, associated with nausea, vomiting, or bloating. ...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. 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