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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

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

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

It depends.: 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 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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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 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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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 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 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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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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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 recently found out I have a stomach ulcer from a bacterium that causes it I throw up every day 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 every day for several months. If needed, an upper GI endoscopy may help with diagnosis. Please consult your pcp. Thanks. ...Read more

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Gastric ulcer. 1 pms-pantoprazole 40mg daily, in the morning, but I fell most of the pain at night and when I wake up. Shouldn't I take one at night?

Gastric ulcer. 1 pms-pantoprazole 40mg daily, in the morning, but I fell most of the pain at night and when I wake up. Shouldn't I take one at night?

Pantoprazole: You can only maximally suppress the acid. It may be that you could get benefit from two pills, but first change the dosing time. Since it is a once daily, you can take in pm. Most important, t should be taken 30 mins before a meal. It is most effective this way. By taking before meal, it give the acid cells a chance to activate. This activation is wht makes the pill effective! ...Read more

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What to do if I have a peptic stomach ulcer how long will the pain last?

What to do if I have a peptic stomach ulcer how long will the pain last?

Let me help: Pain is the most common symptom it take about 6-8 weeks after the proper treatment given to disappear. ...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 as well. ...Read more

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If I have a stomach ulcer and experience a gout attack, what medication should I take?

If I have a stomach ulcer and experience a gout attack, what medication should I take?

Try cherry juice: The real stuff not soda provided your not diabetic. Cherry juice is uricosuric meaning that it clears your system of uric acid which in excess causes the gout attack ...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) every day 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) every day 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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Can I take Tylenol for a headache if I have a stomach ulcer?

Can I take Tylenol for a headache if I have a stomach ulcer?

YES: Tylenol or "acetaminophen" is generally considered "safe" when used by people with stomach ulcers.HOWEVER follow instructions on the package and discontinue if you develop stomach distress!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Can you take muscle relaxers with a stomach ulcer?

Can you take muscle relaxers with a stomach ulcer?

Usually, it is NSAID: Drugs that R 2 B avoided. If they R needed & do irritate Ur stomach take Tumms or Maalox. if does not help. Stop immediately & call Ur MD. ...Read more

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Can any doctor offten to a person that takes omeprazol (for inhibiting stomach ulcer), tramadol that has 10mg hcl?

Can any doctor offten to a person that takes omeprazol (for inhibiting stomach ulcer), tramadol that has 10mg hcl?

Hydrochloride: Most medications exist in a "salt" form and HCl salt is the therapeutic form of tramadol. It is made so that it can have a therapeutic pH for its intended function. It will not be harmful to the stomach as it is. You should not combine it with an anti-inflammatory drug such as ibuprfen when there are stomach symptoms. I hope this clarifies your doubts. ...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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What medicines should I take to treat stomach ulcer.I'm 23 years of age?

Stomach ulcer?: First, see doc to confirm it is an ulcer. If already diagnosed, can use otc ppi like Prilosec or Prevacid or can have doc rx optimal dose of ppi. Sometimes carafate (sucralfate) is added to heal ulcers more quickly. It bonds to ulcer site(s) like a patch to prevent further erosion by acid. Important to take it on empty stomach as food interferes with its function. Avoid acidic foods, caffeine, soda pop, fats. ...Read more

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Painful stomach ulcer, how long will it last if I keep eating same diet?

Painful stomach ulcer, how long will it last if I keep eating same diet?

No effect: Diet has no effect on the outcome of peptic ulcer disease. Avoids nsaids, use a ppi to aid in healing and treat hpylori if you have active infection. ...Read more

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What can you do to help a stomach ulcer or what med could you take? How can you sooth it?

See answer: Avoid classic trigger foods such as spicey, acidic, fatty foods. Avoid or at least decrease stress/anxiety. Increase water intake, try otc omeprazole. Some ulcers are caused by bacteria (h. Pylori), which you should be checked for by a dr., as if you have that, you would need to be treated for it. Best wishes. ...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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I have a hpylori stomach ulcer, how to cure it; I take Prilosec for reflux, what else should I do?

H Pylori: H. Pylori usually treated with a combination of three medications taken twice a day for a period of 7-14 days. Variability for duration depends upon the medications used. One of those medications could be prilosec. Also, depending upon the location of the ulcer in the stomach, repeat endoscopy may be done to assure healing of the ulcer 6-8 weeks after the original diagnosis. ...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


Pantoprazole (Definition)

Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor. It is used to decrease acid secretion in the stomach as a treatment for many conditions including peptic ulcer ...Read more