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What are Main symptoms and sign of stomach ulcer? And what is the epidemology?

What are Main symptoms and sign of stomach ulcer? And what is the epidemology?

Ulcer: With stomach ulcer the pain gets worse with food, with small intestine ulcer the pain is worse while hungry and in the middle of the night.
The most common causes of user is H Pylori infection, Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory medications like Motrin, Smoking and Alcohol. ...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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I have a stomach ulcer is it safe for me to fly on a transcontinental flight?

I have a stomach ulcer is it safe for me to fly on a transcontinental flight?

Yes: 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

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I have a stomach ulcer is it safe for me to have a myomectomy?

I have a stomach ulcer is it safe for me to have a myomectomy?

Stomach ulcer: Your physician might want to treat your ulcer and allow it to heal before you undergo the additional stress of surgery. It's important to be in as good shape as you can at all times, but especially before an elective surgery. ...Read more

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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

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What to do if I have a stomach ulcer?

What to do if I have a stomach ulcer?

Upper gi: First have an endoscopy and they can check to see if bacteria are a cause. Then start a treatment plan probably a medication to block acid production allowing for it to heal ...Read more

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How to know if I have a stomach ulcer?

Endoscopy: You would need an upper endoscopy, which is a camera that is inserted through your mouth to look directly at the stomach. ...Read more

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I have a stomach ulcer what can't I eat?

I have a stomach ulcer what can't I eat?

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

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How would I be able to tell if I have a stomach ulcer?

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

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How to know if I have a stomach ulcer or something else?

How to know if I have a stomach ulcer or something else?

Upper endoscopy: With an upper endoscopy the doctor can directly look into your stomach and evaluate if you have any ulcers or inflammation or anything else going on in the stomach, duodenum, esophagus. ...Read more

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What is a good way to determine if you have a stomach ulcer?

Pain: 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

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I have a stomach ulcer, and I want to know what to do to make it better?

I have a stomach ulcer, and I want to know what to do to make it better?

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

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How do you know if you have a stomach ulcer, and how do you treat it, if so?

How do you know if you have a stomach ulcer, and how do you treat it, if so?

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

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I think I may have a stomach ulcer. What are the most common signs to look for?

I think I may have a stomach ulcer. What are the most common signs to look for?

Stomach ulcer: Usually middle upper abdominal pain/discomfort exacerbated or alleviated by food, blood in the stool or black stool, nausea-vomiting etc. ...Read more

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I think I have a stomach ulcer. What are the symptoms of having a stomach ulcer?

Sx of stamach ulcer: Dull, burning pain in the stomach area, aggrevated by food (so not want to eat). Sometime, associated with nausea, vomiting, or bloating. ...Read more

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What should I eat if I have a stomach ulcer and what is the best thing to do to make it go away?

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

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a stomach ulcer or something else?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a stomach ulcer or something else?

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

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Is Lexapro (escitalopram) harmful to the stomach if I have a stomach ulcer?

Is Lexapro (escitalopram) harmful to the stomach if I have a stomach ulcer?

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

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How do I know if I have a stomach ulcer or gallstones?

How do I know if I have a stomach ulcer or gallstones?

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

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I think I may have a stomach ulcer. When should I see a doctor?

PEPTIC ULCER: It depends on your sx. If you are sick now, go see md for advice and rx. ...Read more

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Will an EUS procedure also be able to show if you have a stomach ulcer or gastritis?

Will an EUS procedure also be able to show if you have a stomach ulcer or gastritis?

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

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If I have a stomach ulcer and experience a gout attack, what medication should I take?

If I have a stomach ulcer and experience a gout attack, what medication should I take?

Try cherry juice: The real stuff not soda provided your not diabetic. Cherry juice is uricosuric meaning that it clears your system of uric acid which in excess causes the gout attack ...Read more

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My friend have a stomach ulcer I want to help her. What foods should not be cooked? No vinegar, right?

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

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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

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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

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Can I take Tylenol for a headache if I have a stomach ulcer?

Can I take Tylenol for a headache if I have a stomach ulcer?

YES: Tylenol or "acetaminophen" is generally considered "safe" when used by people with stomach ulcers. HOWEVER follow instructions on the package and discontinue if you develop stomach distress!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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What if I suspect I have a stomach ulcer, should I see the doctor to confirm and treat?

What if I suspect I have a stomach ulcer, should I see the doctor to confirm and treat?

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

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If you have a stomach ulcer can vomiting cause it to bleed or perforate?

If you have a stomach ulcer can vomiting cause it to bleed or perforate?

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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

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Can you take ex lax or miralax if you have a stomach ulcer?

Yes. There are no: Known drug interactions with most medications that treat stomach ulcers. However, since I don't know what other meds you're taking, to be on the safe side, take your laxative 1 hour before or two hours after you take your other meds. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a stomach ulcer without having dark stools?

Is it possible to have a stomach ulcer without having dark stools?

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

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Can I take colchicine if I have a stomach ulcer. I.take 20 mg prilosec twice daily?

Can I take colchicine if I have a stomach ulcer. I.take 20 mg prilosec twice daily?

Yes, you can for: gout. Always take with lots of water and with the Prilosec. Have you been checked for H pylori, a common bacteria that can cause stomach ulcers?
Please discuss with your primary doctor. ...Read more

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I have a stomach ulcer which sometimes make me feel hungry and thus increase my weight?

Ulcer: Treat the ulcer to avoid the hungry feeling, you need to take daily medications, gaining weight will make you have acid reflux and worsen your condition ...Read more

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Can any doc explain why avoid certain foods when you have a stomach ulcer when they're actually alkalising?

Can any doc explain why avoid certain foods when you have a stomach ulcer when they're actually alkalising?

Unsure about?: Actually diet has very little to do in causing stomach ulcer although coffee and tea tend to stimulate more acid production and NSAID should be avoided. I presume you have been checked for H pylori infection. ...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


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Peptic Ulcer (Definition)

A condition in which there is corrosion of the surface of the stomach and/or first part of the small intestine. Symptoms include upper abdominal pain, nausea, ...Read more