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What causes duodenal ulcer?

What causes duodenal ulcer?

Duodenal Ulcers: The most common cause of duodenal ulcer is a stomach infection associated with the helicobacter pylori (h pylori) bacteria. Other risk factors for duodenal ulcers include overuse of alcohol, tobacco, and medications such as Aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). Severe illness has also been implicated as a risk factor in the development of duodenal ulcer. ...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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What is active duodenal ulcer?

What is active duodenal ulcer?

Currently ongoing: Active means that it is actually ongoing at this time. As opposed to a resolved, or healed ulcer. The difference can be seen on direct visualization by a procedure known as gastro-esophageal-duodenoscopy, or EGD for short ...Read more

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What are the tests for duodenal ulcer?

What are the tests for duodenal ulcer?

Endoscopy: Has largely replaced less clear contrast barium swallows. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a duodenal ulcer?

What are symptoms of a duodenal ulcer?

Burning pain, nausea: Gnawing pain, discomfort that persists, nausea, general malaise....Pain may be in mid upper abdomen, but also could radiate toward the sides, and even thru to the back. If take simple over the counter antacids and it goes away, fine. But if it persists, and you have to keep taking them daily, not fine. Get thee to the doc. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is duodenal ulcer?

Ulcer: A duodenal ulcer is an ulcer located in the first part of the small intestine, right after the stomach. This can be caused by many things, most commonly from NSAID use (e.g. Advil, (ibuprofen) motrin, aspirin) and bacterial infections (e.g. Helicobacter pylori). These are treated by endoscopy and acid blocking medications. ...Read more

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What can you eat if you have duodenal ulcer?

No real restrictions: my only suggestion would be to avoid "NSAIDs" (such as motrin, aleve, (naproxen) advil, naprosyn) and avoid alcohol. no dietary restrictions otherwise. ...Read more

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Is cooked maize cobs diet for duodenal ulcer?

Is cooked  maize cobs diet for duodenal ulcer?

Duodenal ulcer: Most duodenal ulcers are caused by an infection. You should see your doctor about the cause of your ulcer and treatment. If you have an infection , diet alone will not help you heal. ...Read more

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How long should it take to heal a duodenal ulcer?

4-6 weeks: Need to work up the cause of the ulcer. Most commonly related to the bacteria h.Pylori. Need to have medical follow up to be sure the infection is eradicated. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to heal a duodenal ulcer?

See below: The duodenal epithelium replaces itself every 3-7 days. That means if you are taking rx for the ulcer-treatment for h pylori and a proton pump inhibitor such as Prozac (fluoxetine) the ulcer should heal 3-7 days. ...Read more

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Please tell me what should you eat if you have duodenal ulcer?

Meds will help: Previously recommendations were to avoid spicy foods, acidic foods, coffee and the like. More recently it has be determined that for most people those dietary restrictions are not needed. But if a certain food bothers you, coffee etc., by all means, avoid those foods. ...Read more

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. Philip Woodworth
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Duodenal Ulcer (Definition)

Duodenal ulcers are areas of damage to the tissue lining of the duodenum, which is the region of the digestive tract just beyond the stomach. Usually the ulcers are caused by excessive ...Read more