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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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My 87year old mother recentlyly past away. She was in a nursing home and developed what i was told was a kennedy ulcer and that it would not heal. ?

My 87year old mother recentlyly past away. She was in a nursing home and developed what i was told was a kennedy ulcer and that it would not heal. ?

Kennedy Terminal : Ulcer. A kennedy ulcer is a pressure ulcer (usually on the sacrum) which evolves as a person is dying. They usually don't resolve. ...Read more

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I think i might have an ulcer?

I think i might have an ulcer?

Go see your doctor: Ulcers can occur anywhere & everywhere. I suspect that you may be referring to a peptic ulcer which can cause abdominal (stomach) pain. Best to go see your family doctor for evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. In meantime, you can try over-the-counter antacids (like rolaids & tums), h2 blockers (like zantac, (ranitidine) Pepcid & axid) & even ppi (like Prilosec & protonix). ...Read more

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What r the syptoms for an ulcer?

Pain/nausea: Symptoms of peptic ulcer can vary, but most common symptoms are burning or sharp pains in upper stomach, usually worse before and after meals. They can be caused by use of Aspirin or Motrin and other nsaids. If not treated, they can cause internal bleeding, which need medical attention. Go see your physician. ...Read more

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What is rectal ulcer?

What is rectal ulcer?

Breakdown in lining.: A rectal ulcer is a breakdown in the lining of the rectum called the mucosa. The rectum is a muscular tube that passes stool from the colon and out of the anus. Ulceration can cause bleeding, discomfort, straining, and passage of mucus. Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome is a condition that can occur in patients with chronic constipation. ...Read more

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Does zinc cause ulcers?

Peptic ulcers: Assuming you are taking about peptic ulcers, normal amounts of zinc do not cause this type of ulcer. Overdoses of zinc can be very irritating to the stomach and may cause stomach ulcers. ...Read more

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What causes oral ulcers?

What causes oral ulcers?

No certain reason: Unfortunately there hasnt been a sure reason found for why ulcers occur. Some of the reasons that contribute are increased stress, insufficient sleep, and vitamin deficiencies. ...Read more

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I need a cure for ulcer?

PPI: A proton pump inhibitor like Prilosec generally will help by reducing the gastric acid around the ulcer and letting it heal. You should be seen if it does not improve. ...Read more

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What are decubius ulcers?

What are decubius ulcers?

Bedsores.: Decubitus ulcers are also known as bedsores or pressure ulcers. By rotating and cushioning pressure-bearing areas, decubitus ulcers can be prevented. ...Read more

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What are decubitus ulcers?

Pressure sores: They are breakdowns in the skin, usually over pressure points due to prolonged immobility such as sitting or lying in a bed because of an illness, injury, or age. ...Read more

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How to treat acute ulcers?

Where are ulcers?: Stomach ulcers are treated differently from pressure ulcers. Former can be fixed w/antacids etc & by getting rid of h pylori infection. Shifting weight regularly to remove pressure is best way to allow pressure ulcer to heal. Plus eat enough calories & protein. If ulcers due to infection, need antibiotics. If due to autoimmune condition, need to provide supportive care & possibly immunosuppressant. ...Read more

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Can honey help treat ulcers?

Can honey help treat ulcers?

Yes: Honey has been shown to help in the healing of wounds by being antimicrobial among other features. Companies sell dressings with medical grade ( sterilized / laboratory tested ) honey. ...Read more

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How do diabetic ulcer start?

How do diabetic ulcer start?

Microvascular: Diabetes causes disease in the very tiny vessels blocking them and causing death of tissue which develops into ulcers! Good Diabetic control minimizes these changes! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Can ulcers cause olvary pain?

Can ulcers cause olvary pain?

Probably not: A peptic ulcer (in the stomach or duodenum) will usually cause pain in the upper abdomen, and sometimes the pain radiates into the back. A rare but very serious complication is a perforation, which causes more generalized severe abdominal pain, but not pain that you would call an ovary pain. (but a cyst or other problem on the ovaries can occasionally cause upper abdominal pain). ...Read more

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How can I treat an oral ulcer?

How can I treat an oral ulcer?

Here are a few : Samples of treatments: try reducing your intake of sodium filled foods, acidic foods or spicy foods. Use hydrogen peroxide. (placing a small drop on the canker sore before it fully develops can help to alleviate it.) vitamin c. Apply baking soda directly, however this will sting a bit..... But my patients tell me it works. ...Read more

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Are corneal ulcers are painful?

Are corneal ulcers are painful?

Generally so: These are focal deposits of growing bacteria on the surface of the cornea. The eye reacts strongly, gets very red and painful and usually is quite light sensitive. The vision almost always drops. Most come from contact lens wear problems. Remove your lens and see your ophthalmologist right away. ...Read more

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What elderly people get ulcers?

More than youths: Elderly, compared with young people, have additional risk for ulcers: 1) higher incidence of helicobacter pylori; 2) greater sensitivity to nsaid's; 3) underlying co-morbidities with associated increased risk of "stress gastritis;" 4) poly-pharmacy (they take more drugs that can hurt the gut including cardio-prophylactic aspirin); 5) greater likelihood of past ulcers; more. ...Read more

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Can gatorade irritate an ulcer?

Yes: Any liquid containing an acid, such as citric , phosphoric, etc can irritate the lining of the digestive tract. ...Read more

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What is done for pressur ulcers?

Remove pressure: Along with local wound care and medical management. ...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