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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.

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Can you tell me is interstitial cystitus with hunner's ulcers fatal?

Can you tell me is interstitial cystitus with hunner's ulcers fatal?

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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:)

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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...

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