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How Long Does It Take For Stomach Ulcers To Heal If Treated
6 to 8 wks: Typically for gastric/duodenal ulcers, recommended treatment with an acid-blocker for about 6-8 wks for complete healing. Mild cases may need less time and severe cases may need more. Your health and nutritional status, age, and adherance to treatment all determine how quickly and complete you heal. Removing/treating the cause is very important. If u have trouble, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Stomach ulcer: The best treatment for stomach ulcer with h. Pylori is triple med. One antibiotic from amoxicillin, tetracycline, Clarithromycin or metronidazole;one from ranitidine bismuth sub salicylate or bismuth subsalicylate; one ppi. Protonix, Nexium (esomeprazole) or Prilosec for10days to 2 weeks. Ulcer without h.Pylori like from nsaids & alcohol needs one ppi for 8 weeks. Prilosec is good. Avoid alcohol. Thanks. ...Read more
Depends on cause: One cause of gastric ulcer is an infection with H.pylori, and in that situation, both antibiotics, PPI's and often Bismuth are given and Rx is recommended for at least 8 weeks. Ulcers often tend to recur unless the original cause is identified, which can include aspirin like drugs, alcohol, steroids, acidic foods, delayed stomach emptying, & poss. stress. If persistent, biopsy for tumor or ZE synd. ...Read more
How long do stomach ulcers take to heal. On medication but still very sore pain in my stomach when I eat?
Depends.: it depends on many factors, including the initial size of the ulcer, what medicine you're taking to heal it, whether H pylori is present, and what caused the ulcer in the first place. In general, however, if you're not starting to see some relief within 7 to 10 days of starting medication for a proven ulcer, I would call your doctor back. Good luck. ...Read more
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
It depends.: ... On what is causing the ulcer. Most ulcers are caused by a combination of stomach bacteria and or medications which induced ulcers, such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or similar compounds. If multiple factors are present, ulcers could form within several days to a week. Usually, however, they former much more slowly than that. ...Read more
No set time: We are unable to say how long it takes for ulcer to perforate- most of the time if someone perforates- they did not know they had an ulcer. It is depends on the cause of the ulcer and how much exposure the lining of stomach is getting from it- like alcohol, nsaids, aspirin, steroids, etc. Also if the bacteria assoc w ulcers if present is treated and how thick the lining of your stomach is. ...Read more
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