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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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.. ...Read more

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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