How to identify a gastric ulcer pulsating stomach - Doctor answers

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Can you please describe the difference between gastric acid and stomach ulcer?

Can you please describe the difference between gastric acid and stomach ulcer?

See details: Gastric acid is a normal substance secreted to help digest food. An ulcer is an erosion or damage to the wall of the stomach. ...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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Recently ended 2 week course of antibiotic for h. Pylori and gastric ulcer. Why does coffee still aggravate my stomach?

H pylori => ulcer: 2 week course of antibiotics only gets rid of h pylori if taken as directed. But that may not be enough time for stomach lining to heal, which is why coffee & other foods may still aggravate your stomach. Ask your doc if a short course of proton pump inhibitor like Omeprazole or Pantoprazole would be ok to tie you over until you're completely healed (which is never quickly enough). ...Read more

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If they have a gastric ulcer or one in the duodenum, can they have pernicious anemia due to the stomach of duodenum being destroyed somewhere?

Possibly.: Pa is associated with antibodies that attack cells in the stomach. Besides interfering with B12 absorption, the stomach can develop atrophic gastritis, an inflammation of the stomach that results in the loss of all glandular tissue and scarring of the stomach. But ulcers are not a sign of this, and definitely not duodenal ulcers. The B12 problems come first, other stomach issues later. ...Read more

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What is the best medication to treat gastric ulcer. My stomach produces much Gas and upper part of it got swollen up. Being using omeprazole?

What is the best medication to treat gastric ulcer. My stomach produces much Gas and upper part of it got swollen up. Being using omeprazole?

Maybe not just ulcer: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, &/or pathology outside the gut. ...Read more

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Is it considered to be a normal symptom for a gastric ulcer and gallstone patient to have to sleep sitting up straight due to burning pain in stomach area if lying down. I have no acid reflux. I'm already on 40mg x 2 of ppi. This was after chocolate.

Is it considered to be a normal symptom for a gastric ulcer and gallstone patient to have to sleep sitting up straight due to burning pain in stomach area if lying down. I have no acid reflux. I'm already on 40mg x 2 of ppi. This was after chocolate.

Reflux: It's true that the discomfort of reflux occurs in the esophageal area (chest) especially in the reclining position. In my experience gastric ulcers often have atypical symptoms and it could be causing your distress or perhaps reflux is being felt in the lower esophagus near the stomach junction. Chocolate can produce reflux. Since you're so symptomatic, I hope you're under the care of a gastroenter ...Read more

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Hi ive had a number of stomach complaints and am due to have a camera down my throat last week my doctor sent me to hospital with gastric ulcer pains?

Hi ive had a number of stomach complaints and am due to have a camera down my throat last week my doctor sent me to hospital with gastric ulcer pains?

Endoscopy: It sounds like you are describing an endoscopy or EGD. This a common method to get direct visualization of your gastrointestinal tract and to solve your problem. Endoscopy is a fairly common procedure and many patients tolerate it very well. Best of luck :) ...Read more

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Why do I have signs and symptoms of gastric ulcer?

Why do I have signs and symptoms of gastric ulcer?

Non-specific: Common symptoms of PUD including abd pain, nausea, vomiting, early satiety or loss of appetite can be seen in a variety of conditions besides gastric ulcers. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for gastric ulcer nd healing time.?

What is the treatment for gastric ulcer nd healing time.?

Depends: Bacterial infection, medication, chemical exposure (alcohol, tobacco, etc.) can all contribute to ulcer formation and affect how it heals. Acid reducer, antibiotic, coating agent, alcohol and tobacco cessation all help. If you're not diabetic and not taking steroid or other known mucosal irritants, healing is usually expected in ~ 6 wks. Beware that some ulcers are due to tumors. ...Read more

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Can you get a stomach ulcer twice?

Can you get a stomach ulcer twice?

Yes: If you treat the first and healed and stop taking the medications it will happen again. Crude peptic ulcer recurrence rate was 3.02%. Happy holiday. ...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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How does exercise effect a stomach ulcer?

How does exercise effect a stomach ulcer?

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

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Can you tell me how to cure stomach ulcer?

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 are mild, early symptoms of stomach ulcer?

What are mild, early symptoms of stomach ulcer?

Stomach ulcer: Can be silent. Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, black tarry stools (emergency can be indication of serious internal bleeding) blood in stool. ...Read more

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Tell me all symptoms of a stomach ulcer in women?

Tell me all symptoms of a stomach ulcer in women?

Varied or none: Ulcers could be asymptotic or may present with abdominal pain, black or bloody stools, or throwing up blood, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite or early satiety. ...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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What are some of the usual stomach ulcer symptoms?

What are some of the usual stomach ulcer symptoms?

None or some: Typical duodenal ulcer pain can include "gnawing" discomfort in upper abdomen, maybe into back, worse hrs after eating, relieved by food, often awakening at night because of pain. Stomach ulcer may have different timing of symptoms, may have more nausea. May have vomiting; weight loss can occur-alarm symptom. However, may have no symptoms or very nonspecific symptoms. If in doubt, see md. ...Read more

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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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