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How To Fake A Stomach Ulcer
Silent stomach ulcer: Not always. Ulcers may not hurt if they are due to ongoing use of nsaid's that patients take for their "pain killer" property. Sometimes ulcers in the elderly are without any warning symptoms until they bleed, obstruct, perforate. If you think you have an ulcer, don't wait for it to become overtly painful before you seek medical evaluation. ...Read more
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
Nausea, vomiting are some of the vely symptoms. Ulcers can also be relatively painless, and present just as bleeding. Stools can become black, tarry and foul smelling- reflecting the presence of blood.
If this should happen, see a dr. Immediately. ...Read more
If you have a: diagnosed ulcer you may wish to avoid alcohol & tobacco as well as coffee, black tea, soda, Peppermint/spearmint tea, citrus juices, foods with cream/whole milk, tomato products,peppers, hot chilies or heavy seasonings. See your medical provider for actual treatment. Take care. ...Read more
PPI's and avoidance: Ulcers if bleeding can be treated if they are cauterized during endoscopy. But basic way to treat ulcer is with meds called ppi's- this is nexium, protonix, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) prevacid, prilosec...Etc. This keeps the acid down and allows ulcer time to heal. Avoiding things that make ulcer worse also helps-like alcohol, nsaids or Aspirin or steroids or smoking etc. If assoc w h.Pylori-treating this helps. ...Read more
See answer: Eat a variety of healthy foods from all the food groups. Eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat dairy foods. Whole grains include whole-wheat breads, cereals, pasta, and brown rice. Choose lean meats, poultry (chicken and turkey), fish, beans, eggs, and nuts. A healthy meal plan is low in unhealthy fats, salt, and added sugar. Healthy fats include olive oil and canola oil. ...Read more
Pain and bleeding: An ulcer can present with pain in your upper abdomen, or a burning sensation. You can also vomit blood or have black or bloody stool. However, some people have an ulcer and have no symptoms. See your doctor and get evaluated to see if you have one. If you have severe pain, dizziness and/or black or bloody stools, that is an emergency and go to the ER (never drive if dizzy or in severe pain). ...Read more
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The major symptom of an ulcer is a burning or gnawing feeling in the stomach area that lasts between 30 minutes and 3 hours. This pain is often interpreted as heartburn, indigestion or hunger. The pain usually occurs in the upper abdomen, but sometimes it may occur below the breastbone. But sometimes it may occur below the breastbone.
In some individuals the pain occurs immediately after eating. ...Read more
Acidic/fatty foods: In researching this question i found many lists of food to avoid that were completely undocumented & questionable- for example, most lists said to avoid cabbage, which is the food most proven to help heal ulcers! we don't have much science to answer this, but most find it beneficial to avoid acidic foods like citrus & coffee, alcohol & fatty foods. If spicy foods irritate then avoid. See comment:. ...Read more
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
Gnawing pain/None: Interestingly, one can have a severe gnawing pain in the middle and upper stomach and some have no symptoms at all. Usually painful and will go away at times with use of antacids, Zantac (ranitidine) type drugs, Prilosec type drugs and food. If you are concerned about an ulcer, please see your pcp or GI doctor. There are tests to help find out and procedures to help diagnosis and heal. Cancer can cause it! ...Read more
Exercise and GERD: Gi disorders are relatively common in athletes. Vigorous exercise has been shown to be associated with increased acid production and decreased blood flow to the GI tract. Gerd (reflux) occurs more frequently with exercise and can sometimes be pre-treated with medications such as h2 receptor antagonists and proton pump inhibitors. You should consult with your physician for a formal evaluation. ...Read more
Look for those signs:
Many patients describe it as a burning or gnawing feeling between the bellybutton and the chest.
The stomach upset caused by ulcers typically lasts anywhere from a few minutes to several hours and may be temporarily relieved by taking antacids.
Foods that are high in acid, such as citrus fruits, tomatoes, and coffee, may exacerbate ulcer pain; alcohol can also make ulcers hurt more. ...Read more
Pain and bleeding: A stomach ulcer is a hole in the lining of your stomach. It can bleed and cause pain in the stomach that gets better after eating, black tarry stools, decreased appetite and nausea. If you are having these symptoms you should see your doctor because a stomach ulcer can be life threatening. ...Read more
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