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What's the difference between ulcers and intestinal cancer symptoms?

What's the difference between ulcers and intestinal cancer symptoms?

Can't tell : The discomfort, bleeding, full feeling, weight loss overlap. If either is a concern, a gastroenterologist or other skilled physician can take a look. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Hi I have been suffering with ulcer on my small intestine Dr but me on pantoprazol 40mg two times a day it's been 3weeks know and I'm still hurting ?

Hi I have been suffering with ulcer on my small intestine Dr but me on pantoprazol 40mg two times a day it's been 3weeks know and I'm still hurting ?

Ulcer: If this ulcer was the cause of your pain it usually would be improving by now on pantoprazole. If you have been taking the medicine regularly and are not improving, you should return to your doctor for further advice. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a stomach/intestinal ulcer?

What to do if I have a stomach/intestinal ulcer?

Consider taking: meds that are otc but effective. The med such as prilosec that is over the counter will help a great deal. You may need to consider to stop excess caffeine, aspirin or other meds such as ibuprofen. See your doctor and get the best advice. ...Read more

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Why do some get intestinal ulcers from serial aspirin while others don't?

Why do some get intestinal ulcers from serial aspirin while others don't?

Mystery of medicine!: Peope are not cookie cutter identical copies. Each of us has environmental, genetic, behavioral, & individual predispositions to disease. In your particular case, now that you have known risk for aspirin-related enteropathy, PLEASE stop taking aspirin & NSAID's (unless the risk of doing so is greater than the risk of the drug) & talk to your doctor(s) about alternatives. ...Read more

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Had a egd done dr said he found extra channel to small intestine he said probably from a ulcer i'm confused?

Had a egd done dr said he found extra channel to small intestine he said probably from a ulcer i'm confused?

A double pylorus: I suspect you have a "double pylorus". The pylorus is the part of the stomach leading to the first part of the small intestine (duodenal bulb). A double pylorus most commonly occurs as a result of a complication of an ulcer--the ulcer penetrates into the duodenal bulb creating a second opening to the small bowel. Less commonly a double pylorus is congenital meaning you were born with it. ...Read more

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If intestinal permeability is sometimes associated with autoimmunity, couldn't stomach ulcers also cause autoimmunity in some cases?

If intestinal permeability is sometimes associated with autoimmunity, couldn't stomach ulcers also cause autoimmunity in some cases?

Stoamch vs intestine: Stomach function is acid production, and mixing with bile with very little absorption of nutrients. Intestines function more for assimilation of nutrients. ...Read more

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I have a ulcer in my large intestine.. I have consult to doctor and he suggest me for a measacol. Tell me about this disease...

Colitis: You possibly have ulcerative colitis. It's an inflammatory bowel disease. There is chronic inflammatory condition in the intestine. Patient will present with chronic diarrhea at various severity (1- > 10 loose stool bowel movements daily) and possibly with blood. Can be quite debilitating without treatment. Educate yourself and discuss/work closely with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Does Carafate (sucralfate) help heal ulcer from non-infectious ulcer (i.E. Prior pancreatitis damage) in stomach/upper intestine for non-alcohol drinker. ?

Does Carafate (sucralfate) help heal ulcer from non-infectious ulcer (i.E. Prior pancreatitis damage) in stomach/upper intestine for non-alcohol drinker. ?

Yes: Carafate (sucralfate) heals ulcers no matter the cause. It coats the stomach where the ulcer is located and protects the stomach from the acid environment. You would be wise to add an h2 blocker such as ranitidine as well. ...Read more

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Brother has polycythemia vera and on serial baby aspirin. Developed ulcers in small intestine. Can he substitute the baby aspirin with something else?

Brother has polycythemia vera and on serial baby aspirin. Developed ulcers in small intestine. Can he substitute the baby aspirin with something else?

Try flexible dosing: Consider enteric coated baby aspirin and always take with food, never on an empty stomach. You may consider taking the aspirin less frequently ie. every other day or 3 times a week. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy found tiny ulcers in my small intestine doc questioning if Crohn's can this be if after iron infusion i now have normal CBC and iron level?

Colonoscopy found tiny ulcers in my small intestine doc questioning if Crohn's can this be if after iron infusion i now have normal CBC and iron level?

Small or large?: Doesn't really make a lot of difference, but i suspect colonoscopy found ulcers in large intestine and your doc felt they might look like crohn's. A good response to iron infusion does not change any of the thinking about whether those lesions are crohn's like. The biopsy should give a lot more information. ...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


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