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I have ulcers in stomach. Do sit ups or other abdominal exercises make it worse?

I have ulcers in stomach. Do sit ups or other abdominal exercises make it worse?

No: Stomach ulcers are an internal problem that is aggravated by the release of acid when you eat and drink. Taking the prescribed medication by your doctor will help, small meals and darker greens helps since they are more alkaline. If you notice that it is worse after exercise, just decrease the intensity and duration.

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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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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Can you do abdominal exercises such as sit-ups, if you have a hiatal hernia?

Can you do abdominal exercises such as sit-ups, if you have a hiatal hernia?

Usually: A hiatal hernia is an enlargement of the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes to enter into the abdomen. This usually causes no symptoms but may contribute to acid reflux if the stomach slides thru this hole into the chest. Theoretically, increased abdominal pressure, such as ab exercises, may accentuate this reflux; if so, this would cause heartburn at the time.

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Do ulcers hurt really bad? I've had abdominal pain for months. Sometimes I want to go to the hospital. Pain comes and goes is worse lately.

Do ulcers hurt really bad? I've had abdominal pain for months. Sometimes I want to go to the hospital. Pain comes and goes is worse lately.

Many causes: abdominal pain has many causes because there are many organs in the abdominal cavity. If the pain is severe enough that make you think you should go to the hospital GO. Gallbladder dysfunction causes your symptoms and can not be seen by the test you have had, you will need a HIDA scan which is an ultrasound with contrast to see the GB function.

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Is it gastritis or an ulcer? I have sharp middle/lower abdominal pain that is worse after I eat and at night with nausea and diarrhea.

Is it gastritis or an ulcer? I have sharp middle/lower abdominal pain that is worse after I eat and at night with nausea and diarrhea.

It can be either: We can not tell you what it is withput getting history in detail as to how long you have had these syptoms and if you have tried any over the counter medicine and what gives you the relief. You should get it checked by your doctor as it can be gastritis or an Ulcer as symptoms can be overlapping. You may need a consult with Gastroenterologist and may need Endoscopy

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I have peptic ulcer disease. I have terrible nausea and even worse abdominal pain, even after taking my prescribed medicine. Do I need an endoscopy?

I have peptic ulcer disease. I have terrible nausea and even worse abdominal pain, even after taking my prescribed medicine. Do I need an endoscopy?

Maybe: Perhaps, you are eating and drinking something that precipitate your heartburn- caffeinated drinks, alcohol, spicy foods, energy drinks. This could be the reason why you have continuous heartburn despite taking prilosec. Cut down on intake of these. Be tested for h pylori anitbody. In addition to prolosec, you may take antacids. If your symptoms are getting worse, consider having an endoscopy.

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Symptoms: severe abdominal pain nausea vomiting: worse upon eating.24/7 losing lbs. I have hiatel, multiple ulcers. On a ppi. Not working.

Symptoms: severe abdominal pain nausea vomiting: worse upon eating.24/7 losing lbs. I have hiatel, multiple ulcers. On a ppi. Not working.

Hiatal hernia: While it would be unlikely 23-year-old, a large hiatal hernia, also known as a paraesophageal hernia, can cause ulcers of the stomach that are not responsive to ppi. This would be best diagnosed with an upper G.I. Contrast study.

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Boyfriend has 1mm hernia in lower right abdomen from appendectomy. Can he do sit-ups/other ab exercises or will it make it worse?

Boyfriend has 1mm hernia in lower right abdomen from appendectomy. Can he do sit-ups/other ab exercises or will it make it worse?

No strenuous activit: An incisional hernia needs to be repaired. Strenuous activity and exercise can worsen the problem. It can cause bowel to protrude through the hernia defect and get stuck. This then converts the problem into an emergency. He needs to see his doctor/surgeon in order to get it repaired.

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What is the causes of abdominal ulcer? Is there any chance to cure and being normal? Is the case aggravated by caffeine including coffee?

What is the causes of abdominal ulcer? Is there any chance to cure and being normal? Is the case aggravated by caffeine including coffee?

Stomach ulcers: Are caused by use of NSAIDs or associated with HPylori or unopposed stomach acidity as in poor dietary habits, alcohol, smoking and coffee can aggravate ulcers, stress, severe illness and hyperacid production like zollinger ellison syndrome. Cure is done by avoiding or treating the cause and the us antacids or H2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors

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I'm suffering from upper abdominal pain. I don't have insurance. Is it an ulcer? How can I treat it?

I'm suffering from upper abdominal pain. I don't have insurance. Is it an ulcer? How can I treat it?

Get insurance: This is an important time for you to get insurance. In michigan the weather is very cold. If you have an accident while driving any hospital bill will be very expensive. Abdominal pain can be from many causes. Any tests your doctor or emergency room orders will cost more if you pay out of pocket. Look for a health department or ask your employer for ways to get insurance soon.

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I am getting upper abdomen pain. Its coming and going after sometime. Why? Is there home treatment for ulcers?

I am getting upper abdomen pain. Its coming and going after sometime. Why? Is there home treatment for ulcers?

Upper abdominal pain: Upper abdominal pain isn't always due to ulcers. There are other causes of upper abdominal pain that need to be considered. I suggest you consult with a clinician for a full evaluation, physical examination, and proper assessment. Best wishes.

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Male has sever abdominal pain & don't know why. Is taking diazepane for back spasms and that helps the gut. Also taking meds for ulcer. Any suggestion?

I would: Lay off the ibuprofin and go get omeprazole. You may be developing an ulcer by overuse of this to help your back. Go in, see doc, use tylenol (acetaminophen) short term. Also consider constipation if on narcs for pain.

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Past 1 week I've upper abdominal pain&more hungry. If I eat food, pain eases. After one hour the pain comes again. I've history of ulcer before. Is it same?

Past 1 week I've upper abdominal pain&more hungry. If I eat food, pain eases. After one hour the pain comes again. I've history of ulcer before. Is it same?

Hmmmm: Sound like peptic ulcer disease. You should try to visit your GI doc again soon. In the meantime avoid acid foods product, carbonated drink.

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Does abdominal ultrasound see things like: gastritis, stomach ulcers, or gerd?

Does abdominal ultrasound see things like: gastritis, stomach ulcers, or gerd?

Yes and No: It can see a thickening of the stomach wall that suggests gastritis, it can see some large ulcers, and it can see signs in the esophagus that suggest long standing gastroesphageal reflux disease. However, ultrasound would not be the primary method to diagnose these conditions.

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Had an ulcer for years, abdomen tight and distended. Pain constant. Could this ulcer be bleeding internally without any symptoms?

Had an ulcer for years, abdomen tight and distended. Pain constant. Could this ulcer be bleeding internally without any symptoms?

Seek help: A tight and distended abdomen with pain is not something to take likely. It could be obstruction, reflux, a bleeding ulcer, gastritis etc- the list goes on. Please see your doctor asap for this- particularly with you history I would possibly consider going to the ER today. Other conditions can mimic this such as heart disease, diabetes (gastroparesis). You need a full work-up and exam.

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Can an ulcer cause burning achy feeing in right upper abdomen? Prilosec helps

Can an ulcer cause burning achy feeing in right upper abdomen? Prilosec helps

Yes: Fup with a doctor to come up with a long term treatment plan. Do you need to be tested for HPylori? Do you have a bed board? Have you made some lifestyle changes like diet and exercise to curb the ulcer? Have long have you been taking Prilosec? Do you need an EGD? Doctor can helo guide the treatment..

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I have a small lump on my lower right abdominal are and it hurts when I press on it. Might it be an ulcer or a stone?

I have a small lump on my lower right abdominal are and it hurts when I press on it. Might it be an ulcer or a stone?

Unlikely: You would not be able to press on an ulcer or stone from your lower abdomen, the structures are too far away. The most likely explanation is an infected/inflammed lymph node. If not imprved in a few days you should seek medical advise from your family physician.

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Sir, I have been haven abdominal pains for mor than 1 yr now and the test resulted Ulcer and hepatitis B. Please, can garlic, ginger and honey can do?

Sir, I have been haven abdominal pains for mor than 1 yr now and the test resulted Ulcer and hepatitis B. Please, can garlic, ginger and honey can do?

Hmm: Considering the history of Ulcer and hepatitis B I am not aware of any negative effects of garlic, ginger and honey. What I am aware of is that your doctor can counsel you on treatments for the Ulcer and Hepatitis B. Good luck.

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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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