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Is Stomach Ulcer Healing Even Though Burning
Had stomach ulcer, thought it had healed. Drank some sprite and now my stomach has been burning all night. Serious problem or did i just irritate it?
Still have an ulcer?: Burning may indicate persistent ulcer, gastritis, or something else. Ulcers can bleed (sometimes massively), perforate the stomach, obstruct stomach emptying so complete healing is critical--did you take your acid blocker daily? Still, on rx? Medical evaluation is key (; needed especially urgently if vomiting blood or passing melenic stool), alcohol, aspirin, nsaid's, h. Pylori may contribute. ...Read more
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
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
I social drinker, drink moderately and go 2 weeks without alcohol once a month. I habe burning in stomach, ulcer or gastritis?
Examination: You must be checked and examined for gastritis, GERD, peptic ulcer, pancreatic illness or gallbaldder disease. You can temporarily use OTC Mylanta and PPI (Pepcid (famotidine) or Nexium) until seen. No alcohol, aspirin, or NSAIDS (ibuprofen, naproxysn) . Examination and testing are mandatory. ...Read more
Could my stomach ulcer be the cause of my weight gain, (and inability to lose it) bloating, burning upper stomach, constipation, and dhiarria?
No.: Ulcers don't cause weight gain, although they can certainly cause burning in the stomach area. Bloating, constipation and diarrhea are likely separate from the ulcer. Any time I hear this many abdominal complaints, what comes to mind is the probable need for dietary change, at the very least. You could have irritably bowel syndrome or several other problems as well. See your doctor. ...Read more
I have pain in my epigastric region that passes through to the back and burning pain in my back that moves down to my legs, could it stomach ulcer?
Constant acid refulux for 3 years, stomach/navel burning, chest pain and loss of appetite and stool streaking with blood. Possible stomach ulcer?
Possible: See a doctor soon. Seeing red blood on your stool usually means 2 possible things: it is coming from a stomach or small intestine rapidly bleeding ulcer, or it is coming from a lower source like a hemorrhoid (if you're constipated this is likely it). Rarer inflammatory causes exist too. If you've had acid for many years you are at risk for an ulcer, you should be taking an acid-blocking medicine. ...Read more
Burning sensation in stomach after eating certain foods for few years. Doctor said if it was a stomach ulcer I would have blood in stool by now. True?
Hard to see blood in:
Blood is often difficult to see when it is in small amounts /mixed with stools.
The commonest cause of symptoms like you have is acid reflux(one/ of 5 people have it). Usually it causes lots of burps and regurgitation of acid/food in the throat/ mouth. A short trial of an antacid like Pepcid (famotidine) at bed time daily might help clarify the cause. There are stronger antacids you can use, if Pepcid (famotidine) helps. ...Read more
I get burning sensation in the middle of the breast bone area under the rib cage when I drink or eat certain things. Heart burn or stomach ulcer?
Several things: This should be evaluated by your primary doctor (and possibly gastroenterologist). This could be ulcer, viral infection, fungal infection, bacterial infection, or allergic inflammation. Your doctor may just start you on medications or may decide you need to have an endoscopy (where a camera is placed into your mouth and down into your stomach). ...Read more
Depends on H.pylori: If helicobacter pylori has been documented in association with your ulcer, then treatment of it is requisite. Not treating this bacteria places you at risk for ulcer non-healing, ulcer recurrence, & even stomach cancer. There are a number of antibiotic combinations that work quite effectively in eradicating the infection. After completion of antibiotics, check stool to document clearance of the bug. ...Read more
Also, known as proton pump inhibitors like Omeprazole etc. Are recommended for the treatment of ulcers. Otc antacids may help with short term symptom relief but will not heal ulcers.
If h. Pylori bacterium is present you will need antibiotics as well. Avoid any nsaids, or Aspirin and make sure you eat light avoiding heavy, spicy and acidic foods, including citrus, sodas, caffeine, alcohol & smoking. ...Read more
Yes indeed: Take an antacid regularly (not only for pain or other symptoms). Also, probably acid blocking medications are available in pharmacies, probably without prescription (cimetidine, omeprazole, and several others). A druggist can help choose the best one. Also avoid alcohol entirely and any foods that trigger pain or other symptoms. You should confirm this advice with doctor who diagnosed the ulcer. ...Read more
That depends: Upon whether you have a gluten sensitivity/allergy, celiac sprue or not. If you are someone who suffers with celiac sprue (gluten allergy) then yes, you need to avoid products containing gluten. If you have an ulcer due to Helicobacter pylori infection then you will need to heal up with treatment and time. Assuming you have had an endoscopy. Be sure to discuss with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Sir I have stomach ulcer since 5years what is the best treatment of this. I have pain in stomach 24hour?
See below: Stomach ulcers, like any other tissue injury, will heal on its own. Ulcers don't last 5 years. Ulcers should heal withing 2 months and if not have a high risk for being cancerous. Most who are told they have ulcers, (without an endoscopy to prove it) don't have ulcers. If you have persistent pain for 5 years you need to see your doctor and have an endoscopic evaluation. ...Read more
Could the stomach ulcer I assumed was healing be the cause of the numbing sensation I feel on my left side after each meal?
Maybe, maybe not: Stomach pain can feel like other sensations in the upper abdomen sometimes. The doctor who is taking care of the ulcer can recheck. A patient who suspects that certain pains are related to stomach acid / reflux / ulcers can actually try taking a good-sized dose of maalox or mylanta to see what happens. If the pains or sensations go away each time, that suggests the pains are due to acidity. ...Read more
Can vomiting slow stomach ulcer or gasritis healing? I'm asking because IV been feeling better from gastro problems, recently aggrevated by vomiting :/
What is the cause of h. Plyori bacteria and the best treatment effective for healing h. Pylori stomach ulcer?
Mother nature: H. Pylori is a bacterium that colonizes the stomach lining. It is acquired by casual contact via airborne salive droplets and perhaps contaminated foof. The best treatment is antibiotics. Specific regimes exist for erradication. ...Read more
Is it considered to be a normal symptom for a gastric ulcer and gallstone patient to have to sleep sitting up straight due to burning pain in stomach area if lying down. I have no acid reflux. I'm already on 40mg x 2 of ppi. This was after chocolate.
Reflux: It's true that the discomfort of reflux occurs in the esophageal area(chest) especially in the reclining position. In my experience gastric ulcers often have atypical symptoms and it could be causing your distress or perhaps reflux is being felt in the lower esophagus near the stomach junction. Chocolate can produce reflux. Since you're so symptomatic, I hope you're under the care of a gastroenter ...Read more
I suffer occasional severe abdomen pain. Diagnosed with peptic ulcer. I take 40 mg esomeprazole tablets every morning. Any side effects? Treatment?
Nexium (esomeprazole) S.E.'s: Esomeprazole is a very well tolerated medication, but in the short term it can cause a number of dose-dependent side effects including commonly headache and diarrhea. Longer term use carries other consequences (please see my earlier answer on this topic in healthtap). ...Read more
Change diet: Avoid foods that can irritate your stomach like spicy foods, alcohol and caffeine. Also, smoking can decrease the blood supply to your stomach and delay healing. Taking medication like antacids decrease the acid in your stomach which allows the ulcer to heal. Omeprazole or Prilosec is otc and is very effective in reducing stomach acid. ...Read more
Exercise and GERD: Gi disorders are relatively common in athletes. Vigorous exercise has been shown to be associated with increased acid production and decreased blood flow to the GI tract. Gerd (reflux) occurs more frequently with exercise and can sometimes be pre-treated with medications such as h2 receptor antagonists and proton pump inhibitors. You should consult with your physician for a formal evaluation. ...Read more
Diet: Avoid foods that can irritate your stomach like spicy foods, alcohol and caffeine. Also, smoking can decrease the blood supply to your stomach and delay healing. Taking medication like antacids decrease the acid in your stomach which allows the ulcer to heal. Omeprazole or Prilosec is otc and is very effective in reducing stomach acid. ...Read more
Depends: Everyone is different. Time to heal depends on the size of the ulcer and if you are taking anything or doing anything that promotes stomach acid. Decreasing stomach acid allows it to heal faster and also avoiding stomach irritants like spicy food, alcohol, nsaid, aspirin, caffeine. If you have lots of stress, that can increase your stomach acid and increases healing time. ...Read more
None or some: Typical duodenal ulcer pain can include "gnawing" discomfort in upper abdomen, maybe into back, worse hrs after eating, relieved by food, often awakening at night because of pain. Stomach ulcer may have different timing of symptoms, may have more nausea. May have vomiting; weight loss can occur-alarm symptom. However, may have no symptoms or very nonspecific symptoms. If in doubt, see md. ...Read more
Many symptoms: Most likely burning sensations.Get a more detailed answer ›
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