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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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If I have abdominal pain due to stomach ulcer. Can I take sucralfate to protect ulcer and dicyclomine for stomach pain Will it cause any reaction?

If I have abdominal pain due to stomach ulcer. Can I take sucralfate to protect ulcer and dicyclomine for stomach pain Will it cause any reaction?

Interaction: There should be no harmful interaction between those two medications. Don't take the dicyclomine soon after the sucralafate which may interfere with the absorption of the dicyclomine. ...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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How long will it take pressure ulcer to heal?

How long will it take pressure ulcer to heal?

Size important: Pressure sores usually occur in debilitated patients. To get them to heal one needs to keep them clean with frequent dressing changes, improve nutrition, and keep the pressure that caused them off the area.

They usually take a long time to heal, and often require surgery. ...Read more

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Do I need to take an antibiotic to cure an ulcer?

Do I need to take an antibiotic to cure an ulcer?

Depends: Some types of ulcers are actually treated with antibiotics and some are not. Best to see your doctor for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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How long does it take for pressure ulcers to form?

How long does it take for pressure ulcers to form?

Duration for PUs: Pressure ulcers are due to 'enough' pressure to occlude the blood pressure of the microscopic capillaries. No one is sure how long it you must occlude these capillaries so that a pressure injury results in changes in the skin. It will vary from person to person because of multiple factors in addition to time: repeated episodes, moisture, nutrition, protein stores, ability to heal, diabetes mellitu. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a corneal ulcer to heal?

How long does it take for a corneal ulcer to heal?

Few days-wk: If it is a traumatic ulcer from direct trauma 2 the cornea and not infective, I would add tobramycin/stearoid oint and patch over nite.

Then tobra/stearoid 4-5x/day. Oint and patch @ nite.

Continue untill gone, stop patch when feels good but oint @ nite.

B sure to have opthalmology look at it before rx

his/her rx may be different than mine. ...Read more

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How long will it take for my corneal ulcer to heal?

How long will it take for my corneal ulcer to heal?

Several days: If the ulcer is being properly treated with antibiotics, then your ulcer should rapidly heal. Keep the contact lens out during this time. I assume you are being monitored by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Pepto bismol bottle says do not take with ulcer...why?

Pepto bismol bottle says do not take with ulcer...why?

Salycilate: Pepto contains bismuth subsalycilate. Aspirin is also a salycilate. Because they both have that in them, it was assumed (a long time ago) that it might cause more bleeding, but that has never been proven. Pepto also turns the stool black. Ulcer bleeding can also turn the stool black. So, pepto covers up an important sign of bleeding ulcer complacation. Single use not bad, chronic use not good ...Read more

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How long does it take for a pressure ulcer to develop?

How long does it take for a pressure ulcer to develop?

Depends: Formation of a pressure ulcer can occur in as little as two hours. There are multiple other factors which can contribute to their development, such as moisture, shear, heating pads, infection, and nutritional debilitation. A wound specialist can examine the wound and give you more answers. ...Read more

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What can I do or take to alleviate pain from an ulcer on my uvula?

Try NSAIDs: And/or a numbing throat spray. It should heal in 7 - 10 days. If not better see a dentist or oral surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the scratching to go away in cornea ulcer?

How long does it take for the scratching to go away in cornea ulcer?

Variable: Usually after the ulcer has completely resurfaced ; all meds have been stopped. Refresh optive tears are helpful during this stage. ...Read more

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How long should it take for the aching pain to go and the ulcer to heal?

How long should it take for the aching pain to go and the ulcer to heal?

Where is ulcer?: Turns out you can get ulcers in many places: cornea, skin & stomach/esophagus. So you'll need to chat w/doc who diagnosed you & hopefully gave you some treatment. Antibiotics might be used for your eye. Relieving pressure is imperative for pressure ulcers of skin. We use H2 blockers & proton pump inhibitors to lower stomach acidity in attempt to treat peptic ulcers. Pain won't go until treat cause ...Read more

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Yesterday I was diagnosed with a corneal ulcer, how long does it take to heal?

Yesterday I was diagnosed with a corneal ulcer, how long does it take to heal?

Usually rapidly: Corneal ulcer, an infected spot on the cornea, is treated with antibiotics which penetrate directly into the infected spot. Response is rapid and most heal by 2-4 days. However, if the ulcer is near the center (fixation) there may be long term changes in the vision. Ask your ophthalmologist what you prognosis is for this possibility. ...Read more

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Can I take motillium with buscopan aameprazole, I have ulcers and hiatus herni?

Multiple Drug Rx: The Omeprazole is a ppi to reduce acid; the motillium is a motility enhancer - which presumably helps with nausea and dyspepsia by moving GI contents along faster. The buscopan works opposite to this - it slows down hyper spasmodic bowel, which can alleviate some of the same sx. There are numerous anecdotal reports available that indicate these drugs can be taken together, but speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can soap to wash a diabetic ulcer affect how long it will take the ulcer to heal?

Can soap to wash a diabetic ulcer affect how long it will take the ulcer to heal?

Wound care.: Diabetic ulcers will generally heal if you offload the area (decrease direct pressure with an insert, or a wheelchair), have your doctor trim the callus and dead tissue away on a regular basis, and if the ulcer is infected, you may need oral or IV antibiotics, depending on the severity of the infection. Depending on the size of the ulcer, it may take weeks to months for it to close! ...Read more

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How long it would take for a pressure ulcer to form. Do they appear rather quickly?

How long it would take for a pressure ulcer to form. Do they appear rather quickly?

A few hours: Complicated question, but it is generally believed that unrelieved pressure that is high enough to cut off blood flow for two hours can cause a pressure sore. This is why patients who are prone to pressure sores should be repositioned every two hours or placed on a specialized bed that eliminates pressure on the skin. ...Read more

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How long does it take for acid reflux to cause an ulcer? I am very good about taking my medication as directed.

How long does it take for acid reflux to cause an ulcer? I am very good about taking my medication as directed.

Esophageal/Stomach?: Acid reflux if treated properly with acid suppression therapy does not cause ulcers in esophagus. If left untreated over long period of time it may cause esophagitis, esophageal erosions;ulcers in esophagus
but acid reflux does not cause stomach ulcers, which are mostly caused by infection with h pylori a bacteria. ...Read more

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Severe acid reflux daily. I'm only 22. Nothing helps but I don't want to take medication. Am I at risk for ulcer?

Severe acid reflux daily. I'm only 22. Nothing helps but I don't want to take medication. Am I at risk for ulcer?

Severe: GERD usually requires a proton pump inhibitor with or without antiacids and standard GERD Precautions like avoiding smoking, eating lately, avoiding certain foods etc ...Read more

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I take 11-20 laxatives a day and can't seem to stop. I know I already have ulcers but I just can't stop what do I do?

I take 11-20 laxatives a day and can't seem to stop. I know I already have ulcers but I just can't stop what do I do?

See a counsellor: The use of medication beyond indication leads to tolerance and dependency. Requires couselling and dealing with underlying mental needs that lead to abuse of usually medical medications. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with an ulcer is there anything I can take other than sulcrafate it's pretty expensive. Can I just take pantoprazole?

I was diagnosed with an ulcer is there anything I can take other than sulcrafate it's pretty expensive. Can I just take pantoprazole?

Maybe (not). . .: Best to ask this question of prescribing doc. Most Family Doc & Gastroenterologists would probably reach for generic omeprazole or other PPI unless you gave specific reason for sucralfate, eg allergy to PPI. Of note, pantoprazole is not indicated/approved for treatment of ulcers although most PPIs are considered equivalent. But generic omeprazole is approved so ask your doc about this alternative. ...Read more

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How many nsaids leads to ulcer? I took some over the course of 2 months but I didn't even take the recommended amount. My total was 8-9

How many nsaids leads to ulcer? I took some over the course of 2 months but I didn't even take the recommended amount. My total was 8-9

Many more: If you take nsaids on a daily basis for a prolonged period of time, it can cause gastritis and eventually an ulcer. If you only took 8 or 9 tablets in 2 months, you should be ok. ...Read more

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I get ulcers like once every 4 months. Is there anything wrong with me? What can I do besides take Prilosec and be good for a couple more months?

I get ulcers like once every 4 months. Is there anything wrong with me? What can I do besides take Prilosec and be good for a couple more months?

Strange: Your question makes no sense to me. How do you know you have ulcers? Did a doctor tell you that? How did he diagnose you? Furthermore, I've never heard of peptic ulcer disease in a 25 year-old, unless you are abusing NSAIDs. Who told you to take Prilosec? Do you know how this drug works or what the risks and potential benefits are of taking it? ...Read more

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I get little white ulcers on my tounge. They swell to a point then takes few days and they are gone. They are painfull. What are these bumps? Cause?

I get little white ulcers on my tounge. They swell to a point then takes few days and they are gone. They are painfull. What are these bumps? Cause?

Ulcers or blisters: Ulcers are shallow and resemble little craters. They usually don't swell - if these are ulcers... These are likely aphthous ulcers. We think these are related to a viral infection. They are very common and usually occur a single lesions but sometimes (but not usually) as multiple. Blisters are "clear-like" bumps and would be more commonly associated with "swelling.". ...Read more

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Can eating 1 grapefruit a day for whole 3weeks make the ulcer on lower labial frenum take longer time to heal? Because it's been there 3weeks not heal

Can eating 1 grapefruit a day for whole 3weeks make the ulcer on lower labial frenum take longer time to heal? Because it's been there 3weeks not heal

Yes: Grapefruits and other citrus fruits contain a lot of acid and could delay healing in the mouth. I would suggest that you avoid acidic foods until this ulcer is healed up. If it is not healing see a doctor. ...Read more

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How valid is the "necrosis scare" of im diclofenac in your opinion? Now I either have to live with the pain or take oral diclofenac and hurt my ulcer.

How valid is the "necrosis scare" of im diclofenac in your opinion? Now I either have to live with the pain or take oral diclofenac and hurt my ulcer.

Rare but real: Literature review shows this a very uncommon side affect of im diclofenac. It is a side affect of all drugs of all nsaid's when injected, which includes toradol. So if there is an alternative medication that helps you that has less side affects, that should be your choice. Taking oral diclofenac with food, along with stomach acid reducer like zantac, (ranitidine) reduces ulcer risk signifigantly. ...Read more

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Why shouldn't you take aspirin if you have an ulcer?

Why shouldn't you take aspirin if you have an ulcer?

Two reasons: Aspirin has a direct potentially erosive effect on the stomach lining causing the lining to become inflamed (gastritis), especially on an empty stomach and thus can contribute to creation or perpetuation of a breach in the stomach lining (an ulcer). It also inhibits platelets which are important for clot formation which is needed to stop an ulcer from bleeding. If you truly have an ulcer see a doc ...Read more

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Can you take loritab when you have an ulcer.

Can you take loritab when you have an ulcer.

Yes: But sparingly. Lortab does not contain ibuprofen, naproxen, or Aspirin that can aggravate stomach erosion and worsen ulcers. ...Read more

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