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

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

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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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 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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If someone have stomach ulcer cause by h.pylori,but they didn't treat the bacteria. how long will h.pylori cause another ulcer ?

If someone have stomach ulcer cause by h.pylori,but they didn't treat the bacteria.  how long will h.pylori cause another ulcer ?

Unknown : it is difficult to predict. You could have multiple new officers, which could start the minute you go off of the stomach medication, or you may have no other ulcers the rest of your life. If you have a documented ulcer, however. It is important to completely eradicate the H pylori so that it is less likely to recur. ...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 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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I have a stomach ulcer,I'm negative to hpylori I'm on dexilant& ranitidine when I sit for long my tummy feels like a ripping sensation is that normal?

I have a stomach ulcer,I'm negative to hpylori I'm on dexilant& ranitidine when I sit for long my tummy feels like a ripping sensation is that normal?

More information: How long ago were you diagnosed with the ulcer and how long have you been on those two medications? Sometimes it can take 4-8 weeks before feeling better while taking those drugs consistently. If it's been longer than that, you may want to see you GI doc again for reevaluation and to consider if another EGD is necessary to see if the ulcer has healed at all and if not, change your therapy. ...Read more

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My boyfriend had a stomach ulcer not that long ago and now he has blood in stool and after working all day there was blood residue on his boxers?

My boyfriend had a stomach ulcer not that long ago and now he has blood in stool and after working all day there was blood residue on his boxers?

See Doctor: Ulcers can only be diagnosed by an endoscopy and should heal in a few months with medication. Dark blood in stool could indicate that the ulcer is bleeding. Bright red blood in stool could indicate colon cancer, inflammatory bowel diseases (ex crohns or ulcerated colitis) or medical problems. See a doctor immediately to determine the source of the bleeding. ...Read more

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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