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How long does it take for stomach ulcers to heal if treated?

How long does it take for stomach ulcers to heal if treated?

PPI: Proton pump inhibitors like Prilosec will definitely help to clear it up. Healing time is generally 4-6 weeks. ...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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How long does it take for stomach ulcers to heal fully?

How long does it take for stomach ulcers to heal fully?

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

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How long does it take to heal stomach ulcer?

How long does it take to heal stomach ulcer?

Gastric ulcer: It usually takes 6-8 weeks for ulcers to heal with therapy. ...Read more

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What are the best remedies for a stomach ulcer? And how long does it take for an ulcer to heal?

What are the best remedies for a stomach ulcer? And how long does it take for an ulcer to heal?

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

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How can cancer be associated with ulcers? And how long does it take to heal? Is blood in stool (a man) - for a few days - and soreness of stomach?

How can cancer be associated with ulcers? And how long does it take to heal? Is blood in stool (a man) - for a few days - and soreness of stomach?

Stomach cancers: Cancer, by its nature, grows uncontrollably & steals the blood supply / nutrients from healthy cells. Stomach cancers often present as a non-healing ulcer (with bleeding, blood in stool, stomach pain) as they grow into the lining of the stomach & ravenously eat away at the blood vessels. Even the treated ulcer won't heal as long as the cancer is present. Use HealthTap Prime to discuss complex dzez ...Read more

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How long does stomach ulcers take to heal?

How long does stomach ulcers take to heal?

Ulcers: How long it takes an ulcer to heal depends on whether the underlying factors which caused it are improved. Ulcers could heal in as little as a week, but if, for example, H pylori is still present or if the patient is taking NSAIDs, or if they are not put on any medicines to heal the ulcer, it could take much longer. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take for a medium size stomach ulcer to heal?

How long does it typically take for a medium size stomach ulcer to heal?

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

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How long can it take for multiple stomach ulcers (biopsy shows no cancer) to fully heal?

How long can it take for multiple stomach ulcers (biopsy shows no cancer) to fully heal?

6 weeks minimum: Usually stomach ulcers are treated with proton pump inhibitors for at least 6 weeks. Everyone is different so please follow the recommendations of the doctor that diagnosed your ulcers. ...Read more

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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

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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

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How long does it take for a stomach ulcer to forn?

How long does it take for a stomach ulcer to forn?

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

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How long does it take for a stomach ulcer to destroy your stomach?

How long does it take for a stomach ulcer to destroy your stomach?

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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How long does it take before a stomach ulcer completely perforates your stomach?

How long does it take before a stomach ulcer completely perforates your stomach?

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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I just started taking antibiotics and Prilosec for a stomach ulcer, how long does it take for the medicine to kick in start to feel better?

Varies: The length of time a patient may feel symptomatic improvement as a result of a treatment can vary from patient to patient. A patient should expect anywhere from a few days to a week to notice improvements. Speak with your doctor if you feel you are not improving. Cessation of smoking and alcohol can be beneficial to your condition. Take great care! ...Read more

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I have Abdominal ulcer and get treated. I have gotten enormous amount of skill on it. Shall I take cup of tea with out spice?

I have Abdominal ulcer and get treated. I have gotten enormous amount of skill on it. Shall I take cup of tea with out spice?

SKILL?: I assume by skill, you mean are able to eat certain foods and stay well? Certainly, there are known trigger food for ulcers and Acid indigestion/reflux disease, and Coffee and hot tea are on the top of the list. So I do not recommend that to my patients, even if they are controlled and "skilled." As, Diet and avoidance of triggers remains the mainstay of treatment! Good luck. ...Read more

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Ulcer in stomach confirmed today. Since I can't take anything for pain how can I heal costochondritis by reducing inflamation naturally.

Ulcer in stomach confirmed today. Since I can't take anything for pain how can I heal costochondritis by reducing inflamation naturally.

Topical: You can apply either heat or ice to the area. The ice will decrease inflamation, the heat will help the intercostal muscle irratation. Also you can take acetaminophen for pain. Always have food in your stomach so decrease nausea. Some topical creams with anesthetic will also help, but less then ice. ...Read more

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How long would it take to die from an actively bleeding stomach ulcer

Depends: Can happen within an hour or two. Not all ulcers are created the same. Some ulcers erode into minor blood vessels other erode into major arteries and the bleeding can vary accordingly. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take a stomach ulcer to form?

Depends: Some ulcers are silent, without pain, found during medical assessment, and the time they have existed is unclear. Some people have a high pain threshold and the problems appear chronic (months) when diagnosed. Superficial ulcerations can occur in days. One third of people on some prescription arthritis drugs have evidence of ulceration if tested in 3 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does pantoprazole take to work on a stomach ulcer?

How long does pantoprazole take to work on a stomach ulcer?

4-6 weeks: The medication should begin healing the ulcer immediately and symptoms should resolve within a week. In general it takes about 6 weeks to heal an ulcer. ...Read more

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I recently found out I have a stomach ulcer from a bacteria that causes it I throw up everyday for several months y did it take so long to notice?

Campylobacter: Campylobacter jeujeni is a well known cause of peptic ulcer disease. Doctors, usually do not do labs, such as trying to detect the bacteria in blood or do a culture and sensitivity. Stomach ulcers, usually do not make you throw up everyday for several months. If needed, an upper GI endoscopy may help with diagnosis. Please consult your pcp. Thanks. ...Read more

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After how long does omez fully treat stomach ulcers?

Treating an ulcer: First, I do not know what is omez
next, with proper treatment (ie prilosec, nexium, (esomeprazole) pepcid) the ulcer ought to be fully healed in 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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How long are people usually hospitalized for stomach ulcers?

How long are people usually hospitalized for stomach ulcers?

USUALLY ARE NOT.: Unless severe case you arenot hospitalized, being treated as outpatient. ...Read more

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How long should stomach ulcers last IV had them 3 years all ready?

Gastric ulcers: A benign gastric ulcer should heal within weeks with proper diet and medication. Any gastric ulcer that does not heal is suspicious and must be investigated and followed closely by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Do stomach ulcers go away on their own? Especially if they don't cause many symptoms? If so how long

They can: Prior to Prilosec and zantac, some ulcers would heal on their own. However it normally takes 6 to 8 weeks. Some ulcers are cause by bacteria and others are caused by medications like motrin. We can eliminate bacteria, h.Pylori, with antibiotics.

By reducing acidity with medicines like Nexium (esomeprazole) and Prilosec the body can heal these ulcers. ...Read more

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History of ulcer, used to be on Nexium (esomeprazole). He works long hours. He has big round inflated abdomen for years, I noticing it bigger now? Help please.

History of ulcer, used to be on Nexium (esomeprazole). He works long hours. He has big round inflated abdomen for years, I noticing it bigger now? Help please.

Exam: Get a physical examination, blood testing and an abdominal ultrasound. Certainly have liver, gallbladder stomach and pancreas checked. ...Read more

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Helo is it ok to take laxo if you have a slight stomach ulcer and esophigitis thanx?

Helo is it ok to take laxo if you have a slight stomach ulcer and esophigitis thanx?

Yes: Yes, there should be no interaction. Taking liquid antacids that contain magnesium (maalox, mylanta, etc.) can help the esophagitis, and is a mild laxative also. ...Read more

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What to take for an ulcer and stomach acid?

What to take for an ulcer and stomach acid?

Would start: With an h2 blocker such as Pepcid or zantac. Could move up to a ppi such as Protonix (pantoprazole) or prevcid if the h2 blockers do not work. ...Read more

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How can I take care of my stomach ulcer?

Change diet: Avoid foods that can irritate your stomach like spicy foods, alcohol and caffeine. Also smoking can decrease the blood supply to your stomach and delay healing. Taking medication like antacids decrease the acid in your stomach which allows the ulcer to heal. Omeprazole or Prilosec is otc and is very effective in reducing stomach acid. ...Read more

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What should I take for my stomach ulcer pain?

Depends: Pain is not expected during the treatment of your ulcer. See your physician to personalize your treatment to your particular situation or other diagnoses. Narcotic pain medication will increase reflux symptoms and are not generally recommended in ulcer. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take antacids for stomach ulcers?

Is it okay to take antacids for stomach ulcers?

Yes: Sometimes that's all you need to treat a mild ulcer. A more serious one will more potent reducers called h2-blockers and proton pump inhibitors. ...Read more

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How much time need to heal stomach ulcer totally?

Depends: Everyone is different. Time to heal depends on the size of the ulcer and if you are taking anything or doing anything that promotes stomach acid. Decreasing stomach acid allows it to heal faster and also avoiding stomach irritants like spicy food, alcohol, nsaid, aspirin, caffeine. If you have lots of stress, that can increase your stomach acid and increases healing time. ...Read more

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Can prolonged over consumption of wine cause stomach ulcers?

Yes: As well as a variety of other adverse and interrelated general medical/psychological conditions. ...Read more

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Can an ulcer cause stomach bleeding? Will it heal on it's own?

Can an ulcer cause stomach bleeding? Will it heal on it's own?

Yes; depends on caus: A stomach ulcer can cause bleeding, especially if the stomach acid eats a hole near to any of the myriad of arteries & veins in the stomach. To determine whether or not an ulcer will heal, u have to know the cause, ur overall health, & any treatments that u've tried - so it is not an easy Q to answer. TTYD or use HealthTap Prime for more info. Mainstay of treatment is an acid-blocking medicine PPI ...Read more

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Do stomach ulcers cause excessive belching? Do ulcers heal on their own?

Do stomach ulcers cause excessive belching? Do ulcers heal on their own?

??: Belching can be associated with ulcers, as can pain, heartburn, epigastric pain, black stools, bloody emesis/vomit, burning in the chest. Ulcers will heal if you avoid the things that cause them - alcohol, NSAIDS like aspirin, Motrin, Aleve, (naproxen). .. and take acid reducing medications. Most ulcers will heal with medical therapy. Very few ulcers require surgery... ...Read more

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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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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