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How long does it take for stomach ulcers to form after you start having gastritis pains?

How long does it take for stomach ulcers to form after you start having gastritis pains?

Already formed.: Burning epigastric pain made worse by or unrelated to food is probably the most distinguishing symptom of stomach ulcer. When these symptoms occur, the ulcer is probably already formed. Symptoms like these can occur when there is no ulcer and are less responsive to therapy. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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Pain in the middle of the left and right side of stomach. I have gastritis and ulcer, take protonix (pantoprazole) everyday and have burning and pain when pushing.

Pain in the middle of the left and right side of stomach. I have gastritis and ulcer, take protonix (pantoprazole) everyday and have burning and pain when pushing.

Gastritis & ulcer: If you're still suffering from burning pain in stomach despite taking Protonix (pantoprazole) every day, ask your prescribing doc for another option like omeprazole or lansoprazole. Think of Chevy vs Dodge vs Ford (or Honda vs Nissan vs Toyota). All make reasonable cars but one might have better product for your specific needs. Same concept applies to PPIs. If no better, may need to check fo H pylori etc. ...Read more

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Yellow stool stomach cramps and gas pain upper GI scope done I have ulcers and gastritis. No fever no nausea always hungry take protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate?

Yellow stool stomach cramps and gas pain upper GI scope done I have ulcers and gastritis. No fever no nausea always hungry take protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate?

GI care: It seams that you are being evaluated for these conditions. How long on Protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate and how much benefit? Are some of your symptoms newer since on this regimen? Bloating and yellow stool may be suggestive of a need for eval of liver, your blood work would better tell this story. Follow up with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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If its not gastritis or ulcer what can it be? Constant knawing below the breasted bone and sometimes stomach pains. Zantec and Prilosec hasn't helped

Wide Range Possible: Pains around the breast bone can be from your heart or gallbladder as well as from the stomach. I'd humbly suggest you see your pcp for a quick work up (or go to the er if pain is more severe). Heart atacks can sometimes seem like heartburn or indigestion. This would be the worst case scenario. Continued pain in this area needs to be evaluated rather urgently though, because of that fact. ...Read more

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Gastritis or stomach ulcers stomach pains in my head it loss appetite pains in legs lower back pain hard to breeze?

Gastric Ulcer: These can produce back pain and various other sequelae such as sepsis and lung injury. I would recommend evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to eat when you have gastritis or stomach ulcers?

What is the best thing to eat when you have gastritis or stomach ulcers?

Cabbage and aloe: Cabbage and cabbage juice has been found to have remarkable effects in helping ulcers to heal. A nice discussion of this can be found at http://www. Naturalnews. Com/027454_cabbage_ulcers. Html
aloe vera juice is also very helpful.
In general fresh fruits & vegetables (other than citrus) tend to be helpful- esp. Apples, kale, kelp & green tea. See http://www. Ulcer-cure. Com/treatments/ulcer-diet. Php. ...Read more

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Can gastritis and ulcers cause a tearing or ripping sensation in stomach?

Can gastritis and ulcers cause a tearing or ripping sensation in stomach?

Yes: If gastitis progresses it can ulcerate the mucosa of the stomach leading to a number of symptoms including epigastric pain and bleeding. ...Read more

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I have had three attacks of gastritis can it be because of ulcers in my stomach?

I have had three attacks of gastritis can it be because of ulcers in my stomach?

Gastritis causes: Was the gastritis documented by endoscopy? That is really the only accurate way to diagnose it. Gastritis could be a precursor to getting an ulcer if caused by h. Pylori or nsaids. ...Read more

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I have mild to moderate middle stomach gnawing pain that comes and goes for weeks, relieved when laying down. Ulcer or gastritis or something else?

I have mild to moderate middle stomach gnawing pain that comes and goes for weeks, relieved when laying down. Ulcer or gastritis or something else?

Need a visit to Dr: Symptoms such as yours could be due to stomach ulcer or
gastritis. It could also be due to a number of other conditions. It's not possible to offer a diagnosis without knowing your complete medical history and without being able to ask you various questions about your symptoms that help to narrow the possibilities and without being able to examine you. You need to see a physician. ...Read more

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What is the difference btween stomach inflammation, gastritis, and ulcer? Which is common n not worrisome?

What is the difference btween stomach inflammation, gastritis, and ulcer? Which is common n not worrisome?

Clarification: The suffix '-itis' implies inflammation so stomach inflammation and gastritis are the same thing. Gastritis is fairly common but usually transient and although uncomfortable, usually not dangerous. Prolonged gastritis and ulcerations (erosions in the stomach lining) are concerning health issues often caused by infection with H. pylori, medications, illness or excessive alcohol use. ...Read more

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I've been told I have gastritis and its eroded my stomach lining and made an ulcer. I feel as though my food is getting stuck now is this normal?

I've been told I have gastritis and its eroded my stomach lining and made an ulcer. I feel as though my food is getting stuck now is this normal?

Yes: Most ulcers of the stomach are associated with edema of tissue. In prepyloric area temporary blockage of food can occur. In the GE junction blockage can occur making it difficult to swallow. Use of antiacids, H2blockers to reduce acid production and possible antibiotics to eliminate H. Pylori if necessary should be employed followed by gastroscopy bx of ulcer if immediate healing does not occur. ...Read more

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Can Coumadin (warfarin) be given to people with gastritis/ stomach ulcers?

Can Coumadin (warfarin) be given to people with gastritis/ stomach ulcers?

Yes, but: It can and is every day, but the risk of bleeding is higher when those conditions co-exist. Coumadin (warfarin) should not be given to anyone with active bleeding. The decision to use or withhold Coumadin (warfarin) is based on the potential risk versus the expected gain and is a judgment call best made by the doc who knows you and your health history the best. ...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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What are side effects of taking too much cabbage to help with stomach gastritis & stomach ulcer?

What are side effects of taking too much cabbage to help with stomach gastritis & stomach ulcer?

Tends to be heavy: Cabbage tends to be heavy on the stomach and many people experience increased gas. Probably won't hurt gastritis or an ulcer but probably won't help a lot either. Broccoli is known to contain molecules that do help the stomach and is actually the source of molecules used in many reflux medications ...Read more

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Hi doctor, Now I had severe gastritis and stomach ulcer, I want to cure it. Help me please?

Gastritis/ Ulcer: It would be irresponsible for Healthtap doctors to recommend home 'cures' for such serious conditions. The needed information is not available. Furthermore - this portion of Healthtap is designed to provide medical education - not for patient treatment. Would encourage you to work with your medical provider on this. Take care. ...Read more

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Does abdominal ultrasound see things like: gastritis, stomach ulcers, or gerd?

Does abdominal ultrasound see things like: gastritis, stomach ulcers, or gerd?

Yes and No: It can see a thickening of the stomach wall that suggests gastritis, it can see some large ulcers, and it can see signs in the esophagus that suggest long standing gastroesphageal reflux disease. However, ultrasound would not be the primary method to diagnose these conditions. ...Read more

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I have a lot of belching and farting I also have stomach and duodenum ulcers and gastritis How to fix that?

I have a lot of belching and farting I also have stomach and duodenum ulcers and gastritis How to fix that?

Check for h. pylori,: You should see a doctor and get checked for a bacteria called H. Pylori. This baceteria can cause stomach ulcers = if you have it you will need to take antibiotics to treat it. YOu can also start taking peptobismol.
For the gas, try activated charcoal. ...Read more

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Which type of foods should I eat for a stomach ulcer or gastritis?

Which type of foods should I eat for a stomach ulcer or gastritis?

Need to determine: Cause. Gastritis and stomach ulcer may be due to helicobacter infection, Aspirin and other drugs, vascular problems, alcohol etc. Please see your doctor for an evaluation and treat the cause. ...Read more

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I got told I either have a stomach ulcer or gastritis I feel dizzy and have indigestion and keep getting movmement feelings in my stomach?

I got told I either have a stomach ulcer or gastritis I feel dizzy and have indigestion and keep getting movmement feelings in my stomach?

Gastritis or ulcer: Are you on treatment with bland diet, medications like prilosec or zantac? Avoid caffeine, alcohol and nicotine. Worrisome signs would be black bowel movements which are seen with bleeding in the stomach or duodenum. Ongoing weakness or lightheadedness are also concerning. If you're feeling very weak, go to the hospital emergency room for prompt evaluation and blood tests. Otherwise notify your doc ...Read more

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What's the best alternative to Dexlansoprazole to treat a stomach antrum gastritis + duodenum tiny ulcer? Dexlansoprazole is too expensive here.

What's the best alternative to Dexlansoprazole to treat a stomach antrum gastritis + duodenum tiny ulcer? Dexlansoprazole is too expensive here.

ProtonPump Inhibitor: Dexslansoprazole is a member of the proton pump inhibitor class of medications which effectively reduce stomach acid.
Members of this class of medication with similar effect include omeprazole, lansoprazole, pantoprazole, rabiprexole. Esomeprazole, and deslansoprazole. ...Read more

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If I have gastritis or an ulcer, will the PPIs always help? I've been taking pantoprazole for a month, and I'm still experiencing stomach burning.

If I have gastritis or an ulcer, will the PPIs always help? I've been taking pantoprazole for a month, and I'm still experiencing stomach burning.

Return to your doc.: If you are still having symptoms after one month of a PPI, you should return to your doctor to see if further testing needs to be done, or if you need a different medication or a change in the dosage of the current one. In the meantime, it will not hurt to add over-the-counter antacids, such as Tums, (calcium carbonate) to your regimen. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I drink milk with a mild stomach antrum gastritis and tiny duodenum ulcer?

That sounds fine.: Milk should have no deleterious effect on gastritis nor ulcer. Citrus drinks, like orange juice, would cause some irritation. ...Read more

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Had an endoscopy today and heme were seen. Also severe gastritis and ulcers. 4 family members died of stomach cancer. Should I be concerned of heme?

Had an endoscopy today and heme were seen. Also severe gastritis and ulcers. 4 family members died of stomach cancer. Should I be concerned of heme?

Yes, somewhat.: This indicates that there has been bleeding in your GI tract, most likely in your stomach. You should get any ulcer biopsied, and, at least, stop the bleeding. You should get a full work-up of any ulcers, tested for h. Pylori infection, and very aggressive follow-up due to your family history, along with therapy for your gastritis. You should start your follow-up and see your doctor very soon. ...Read more

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What is usually done when gastritis or a stomach ulcer doesn't heal within 5months on ppi (lanoprazole and omeprazole)?

What is usually done when gastritis or a stomach ulcer doesn't heal within 5months on ppi (lanoprazole and omeprazole)?

PUD, Gastritis: First it is important to know that gastric ulcer or gastritis is due to h.Pylori or not? With h. Pylori the treatment is triple and not mono, like you mentioned with one ppi. You have to get egd now to see the status of ulcer/ gastritis. Sucralfate is added with regimen. If still no healing and bleeding episodes, the surgery is next option. ...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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Gastritis (Definition)

Inflammation associated with mucosal injury in the stomach. Gastritis is commonly a result of infectious or autoimmune diseases, although it can also result from drugs, extreme stress ...Read more