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Seen in PBS or IC: Hunner's ulcers can be found in a subset of patients who suffer from "interstitial cystits" (ic), or more accurately painful bladder syndrome (pbs). During a procedure called cystoscopic hydrodistension, where the bladder is filled with water and viewed with a camera, some ic/pbs patients will show these characteristic lesions. The ulcers themselves are not serious, and are usually cauterized.
Not fatal: Hunner's ulcers are seen in 10-20% of interstitial cystitis cases. These are a sign of the disease, but are not fatal
IC: You can live indefinitely with the condition unless there are other underlying conditions..
Normal life span: This illness can be very uncomfortable, though.
Just diagnosed w/ Hunner's ulcers. Is this the same as interstitial cystitis? Will they keep coming back after cystoscopy?
Yes=i.c.: Hunner's ulcers is the eponym for interstitial cystitis. I.C. is a symptom complex and a diagnosis of exclusion where you may have urinary urgency and pelvic pain in the absence of other physical findings. On cystoscopy, the urologist may see "ulcerations" or glomerulations. HOwever, these may not be true ulcerations and a biopsy can be negative, Mast cells, immune cells are sometimes implicated.
No inflow: Venous stasis is caused by valve problems that allow blood from deep high-pressure veins to enter low-pressure veins just under the skin. These veins enlarge, letting fluid through the walls (swelling), letting blood through (discoloration) and finally having so much back pressure that nutritious arterial blood cannot enter an area of the skin resulting in ulcers. It is treated by laser ablation.
Go see your doctor: Ulcers can occur anywhere & everywhere. I suspect that you may be referring to a peptic ulcer which can cause abdominal (stomach) pain. Best to go see your family doctor for evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. In meantime, you can try over-the-counter antacids (like rolaids & tums), h2 blockers (like zantac, (ranitidine) Pepcid & axid) & even ppi (like Prilosec & protonix).
Pain, bleeding, etc: Where is ulcer? If you have ulcer on your foot, your foot might hurt, turn red, have foul smelling pus draining, and feel hot to touch. Same goes for any skin ulcer anywhere on body incl mucous membranes. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/peptic-ulcer/ds00242 for info re ulcer in stomach. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/ulcerative-colitis/ds00598 for info re ulcerative colitis.
I presume you mean: Stomach or gastric ulcer (there can be ulcerations of skin wounds, in the mouth, etc)? Burning pain in the lower chest or upper abdomen, often relieved with eating, along with nausea, indigestion, burping or vomiting are all symptoms of gastric ulcer. The pain can be dull and more generalized over the add omen. Also, signs of bleeding. .. vomiting/coughing blood or black stools. Stay well:)