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I Have A Stomach Ulcer Is It Safe For Me To Fly On A Transcontinental Flight
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
Why not? As long as your not active bleeding!
careful with the booze - and stay away from airplane food - won't help the situation! ...Read more
I have a stomach ulcer, was just wondering if allegra (fexofenadine) will irritate the ulcer? I know not to take allegra (fexofenadine) d. But is allegra (fexofenadine) safe
I'm a very active 31yr male I had a total gastrectomy 2yr ago due too a burst stomach ulcer, im on 12 wk B12 jabs I don't feel it's enough, r 4wkly safe?
Yes, is enough: After total gastrectomy, B12 is not absorbed by mouth, has to be given by injection, liver will store it for months, you doctor is monitoring you blood B12 levels, every 12 wks is fine. If you take every 4 wks excess is eliminated from body with any harm. ...Read more
Is topamax (topiramate) safe to take with stomach ulcer? I have stomach cramps and pain not sure why. I've been told possibly ulcer or inflammatory
Acidic/fatty foods: In researching this question I found many lists of food to avoid that were completely undocumented & questionable- for example, most lists said to avoid cabbage, which is the food most proven to help heal ulcers! We don't have much science to answer this, but most find it beneficial to avoid acidic foods like citrus & coffee, alcohol & fatty foods. If spicy foods irritate then avoid. See comment:. ...Read more
Look for the signs:
Many patients describe it as a burning or gnawing feeling between the bellybutton and the chest.
The stomach upset caused by ulcers typically lasts anywhere from a few minutes to several hours and may be temporarily relieved by taking antacids.
Foods that are high in acid, such as citrus fruits, tomatoes, and coffee, may exacerbate ulcer pain; alcohol can also make ulcers hurt more. See your doc. ...Read more
Many: First burning sensations.Get a more detailed answer ›
Burning pain is the most common peptic ulcer symptom. The pain is caused by the ulcer and is aggravated by stomach acid coming in contact with the ulcerated area. The pain typically may be felt anywhere from your navel up to your breastbone, be worse when your stomach is empty, often be temporarily relieved by eating certain foods and disappear and then return for a few days or weeks.
Check with dr. ...Read more
Pain after meal: Pain after food, vomiting, blood in vomit/stool. ...Read more
OTC Prilose: This may work for you but I am not sure if you actually have an ulcer. There are a large number of things that feel like ulcers. If this continues after you try otc medicines then get checked. ...Read more
See your doctor: Your doctor can test you for H. Pylori. This is a bacteria found to be responsible for peptic ulcer disease. If positive, medication can be prescribed by your doctor. After you are examined and a careful history obtained, your doctor may order additional tests. See your doctor to be properly diagnosed and treated. Best wishes! ...Read more
No food restrictions: If you have a stomach ulcer its important to know if you have an infection with h. Pylori. This can be determined with a breath test, stool test or endoscopy with biopsy. If positive for infection treatment is advised. A potent acid inhibitor e.g. Prilosec or one of its brethren is necessary to help heal the ulcer. Also, if the ulcer was drug induced then stop taking the offending drug. ...Read more
EGD endoscopy: This can be diagnosed best by esophageal, gastric and duodenal (EGD) endoscopy. Patient with stomach ulcer may notice epigastric pain, acid regurgitation or postprandial abdominal pain. If you are symptomatic it is suggested that you see a gastroenterologist to have an upper GI endoscopic examination. ...Read more
Since lexapro (escitalopram) can: Lead to GI upset - would encourage you to take it with food. Please discuss this also with your prescribing physician. ...Read more
See your doctor 1st: 1. See your doctor 2. Let him/her examine you and come to some impression 3. Investigations will be done as needed. 4. Then he/she will advise you the treatments. ...Read more
PEPTIC ULCER: It depends on your sx. If you are sick now, go see md for advice and rx. ...Read more
Depends.: The answer is whether they use a regular endoscope first as part of the procedure for placement of the endoscopic ultrasound scope. Some do, and some don't, so you cannot be guaranteed that all of the stomach and intestines are visualized. If there is a reason that you are concerned about it, you can ask your gastroenterologist how they perform the procedure. Good luck. ...Read more
My friend have a stomach ulcer I want to help her. What foods should not be cooked? No vinegar, right?
Ulcers: Generally acidic foods like vinegar, wine, oj, lemon juice, lime juice, tomatoes as well as spicy foods, fried/fatty foods, caffeine/coffee & soda pop exacerbate ulcers. Even milk should have as low fat content as person can tolerate. Hopefully she is taking medication to help heal the ulcer; then she will gradually be able to eat the foods she enjoys again. ...Read more
I have been having horrible burning feelings in my stomach and I am starting to wonder if I have a stomach ulcer?
Possibly: Burning type pain in the upper abdomen where the stomach is located is called dyspepsia. Dys- bad -pepsia digestion literally means indigestion but typically there is no impairment of digestion. The most common causes of dyspepsia include a simple upset stomach from viruses, food, medications especially Aspirin and nsaids, infection with h pylori bacteria with or without an ulcer, celiac disease. ...Read more
I have a stomach ulcer & my dr. Said I have anxiety from the symptoms I told him im feeling. Can having an ulcer trigger these anxiety feeling I get?
Sure thing!: Just to hear a 19 yr old has an ulcer makes me anxious! Know that there are very effective treatments and you need to follow closely and make sure that ulcer is completely healed within 6-8 weeks of treatment. ...Read more
No: Massage affects circulation and sometimes the contour of the nipple. Hormones and body weight affect the size of the breast. Weight training can affect how the breast sits on the chest. A plastic surgeon can evaluate you for options in changing your breast size, but as a physical medicine doctor, I emphasize posture, weight, and bra design as the first steps in changing your silhouette. ...Read more
Vomiting can increase the pressure in your stomach and if there is an ulcer the blood vessels can pop and cause you to bleed or perforate. If you have a stomach ulcer your physician should have you on a proton pump inhibitor. Please avoid alcohol or NSAIDs as these can make ulcers worse. Please seek care from a doctor if you have pain or any kind of bleeding. ...Read more
Ulcer without melena: Pain is a warning sign, but ulcers can be painless and don't necessary have to bleed. How serious the problem and what organ (s) is (are) involved will be determined by appropriate medical evaluation--see your doctor. In the meantime, if you're taking nsaid's (aleve, advil)--discontinue them now, since you expressed concern about early signs of an ulcer and these drugs may be a contributant. ...Read more
Can any doc explain why avoid certain foods when you have a stomach ulcer when they're actually alkalising?
I have an upcoming colonoscopy that I have to have a liquid diet for. I think I may have a stomach ulcer. Will not eating make my ulcer worse?
Not for the:
Short amount of time this preparation lasts!
Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more
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