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What are hunner ulcers and is this serious if I have them?

What are hunner ulcers and is this serious if I have them?

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. ...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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Help docs, is interstitial cystitus with hunner's ulcers fatal?

No: Not fatal but painful. If Hunner's ulcer was diagnosed tells me you were already cystoscoped and are under the care of a urologist. As you may already know treatment includes Elmiron, (pentosan)hydrodistension of the bladder with DMSO or other agents........Wish you the best ...Read more

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Just diagnosed w/ Hunner's ulcers. Is this the same as interstitial cystitis? Will they keep coming back after cystoscopy?

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. ...Read more

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Can anything other than Crohn's Disease cause ulcer (s) in the ileum?

Can anything other than Crohn's Disease cause ulcer (s) in the ileum?

Yes.: Non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs, opportunistic infections and TB can do this, but Crohn's is a good first guess. ...Read more

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How are ulcers caused?

How are ulcers caused?

Where?: Stomach is usually excessive acid or sometimes a bacterial or lack of problem.
Mouth ulcers usually are from trauma or herpetic virus. ...Read more

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How do I treat an ulcer?

Treating Ulcers: That would depend on what kind and what caused the ulcer. Many ulcers are in fact caused by an infection with helicobacter pylori or "h. Pylori". This treatment would include antibiotics. ...Read more

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How long can ulcers last?

How long can ulcers last?

Where?: Where are the ulcers that you are asking about? There are too many possibilities without more information. ...Read more

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How to get ulcers from it?

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. ...Read more

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Can ulcers heal completely?

Yes: You need to eliminate the cause of the ulcer, which is usually a result of pressure and/or lack of blood flow, edema. ...Read more

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What can be done for ulcers?

Biopsy: If they are biopsied for sign of cancer or infection those issues can be addressed. If uninfected & not malignant, acid suppression therapy & diet can be instituted. Consult with a medical practitioner. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Ulcer?

Ulcers: The usual test done to diagnose ulcers of the GI tract is gastro endoscopy where your Gastroenterologist looks directly into your stomach ...Read more

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What can I take for an ulcer?

What can I take for an ulcer?

PPI, H2B.: Proton pump inhibitors (prilosec, prevacid, etc), or h2 blockers (e.g. Zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid) usually do the trick. See your family physician to get checked for h. Pylori and determine if you need eradication therapy along with ppi. ...Read more

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What can I use to cure ulcer?

Pls be specific: Where is the ulcer, has it been diagnosed by a doctor, the cure for ulcer will depend on the cause of the ulcer. ...Read more

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I think I might have an ulcer?

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). ...Read more

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What are symptoms of an ulcer?

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What are symptoms of an ulcer?

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. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of ulcer?

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:) ...Read more

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Corn on cob ok for ulcer diet?

Corn on cob ok for ulcer diet?

YEs.: Most ulcers are caused by h pylori or nsaids. Diet has very little effect, if any. Corn is fairlay bland and ok. The ulcer (s) need to be treated. See a GI md... ...Read more

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Is omez used to treats ulcers?

Omeprazole: Omperazole or Prilosec is a proton pump inhibitor that suppresses the production by the cells in the stomach. Reduction in acid production in the stomach in most cases will help heal the ulcer in the stomach: http://www. Laendo. Net/english/stomach-ulcer. ...Read more

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Does mountain dew cause ulcers?

Does mountain dew cause ulcers?

Caffeine: In Mountain Dew can increase risk of developing ulcers. There is valve between the stomach and esophagus called the gastroesophageal (GE) sphincter. Normally, this valve closes very tightly to keep stomach contents from going back up (reflux) into the esophagus. Caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol all lower the pressure that keeps the GE sphincter closed. Reflux can lead to development of ulcers. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Ulcer?

Pain, bleeding.: Usually, abdominal pain and sometimes black tarry stools. However some ulcers may have no symptoms. Talk to your doc if you are concerned. ...Read more

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How do you control ulcer pains?

Treat the cause: Gastrointestinal ulcers will continue to cause pain until the cause is removed or treated. If the severity of pain has suddenly worsened, this is reason to seek emergent evaluation and treatment because rupture of the gut wall can occur. If the diagnosis was made by endoscopy, then the gastroenterologist should have some idea of cause and treatment strategy (treating H. pylori infection for ex.) ...Read more

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I get often ulcers in my month?

Apthous: Ask your dr for apthasol, a paste that may lessen length of sore. No cure. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ulcer?

Ulcer sxs: Symptoms of ulcers can include pain in the upper part of the abdomen or in the chest; feeling full easily; nausea and possibly vomiting (which can contain blood). The pain can wake a person from sleep at night. The person may feel hungry often (like one hour to several hours after eating). This can be accompanied by weight loss and fatigue. If an ulcer is in the stomach, eating can make it feel >. ...Read more

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What r the syptoms for an ulcer?

Pain/nausea: Symptoms of peptic ulcer can vary, but most common symptoms are burning or sharp pains in upper stomach, usually worse before and after meals. They can be caused by use of Aspirin or Motrin and other nsaids. If not treated, they can cause internal bleeding, which need medical attention. Go see your physician. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ulcers?

Abdominal pain: Pain is usually the main symptom. Its timing with regards to food intake can help differentiate its location. Black, tarry stools is a bad sign and means its bleeding and thus requires urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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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