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How To Heal A Stomach Ulcer Fast
Ulcer may be serious: If you really have an ulcer in your stomach (found by x-ray or endoscopy) please don't self-medicate without a doctor's advice. Ulcers can bleed (sometimes massively), perforate the stomach, obstruct stomach emptying. Sometimes, an ulcer can form in a cancer so to avoid this possibility it is important to make sure the ulcer actually heals. Relief of ulcer symptoms doesn't always mean healing.
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.
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.
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.
What is usually done when gastritis or a stomach ulcer doesn't heal within 5months on ppi (lanoprazole and omeprazole)?
PUD, Gastritis: First it is important to know that gastric ulcer or gastritis is due to h.Pylori or not? With h. Pylori the treatment is triple and not mono, like you mentioned with one ppi. You have to get egd now to see the status of ulcer/ gastritis. Sucralfate is added with regimen. If still no healing and bleeding episodes, the surgery is next option.
Will a peptic stomach ulcer caused by h.Pylori heal with 40mg per day of omeprazole? I know it won't cure the h.Pylori, but will the stomach ulcer go?
Probably not: H pylori causes ulcers. If not eradicated, it will likely cause more or worsening ulcers. These ulcers can sometimes bleed severely. It's important to not only provide acid suppression (omeprazole) but to also treat the h pylori infection.
Abdominal pain, dignoic stomach ulcer, loose weight 15kg in 5 month, low b/p, fast h/b, stool habbit change, bumps, vomait, noversa, faint view,?
Gastroenterology..: 32 y/o male says, Abdominal pain, diagnosed stomach ulcer, weight loss 15kg in 5 months, low B/P, fat h/b, stool habit change, burps, vomit nervous, faint view? Though not very clear on some of the words the list of Symptoms are enough to require the attention of the Specialist in Gastroenterology. Make seeing a G.I. Consult an urgent priority.See 1 more doctor answer
Will my stomach ulcer still heal if I take omeprazole and ranitidine, but also aspirin every day? Aspirin hurts but I have chronic headache.
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.
See doctor.: Have you seen a doctor or a GI specialist and have you been scoped. If not you need to see one and get a definitive diagnosis then you can be treated. It looks like you have been taking OTC H2 blockers. So see your doctor.
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.
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.
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