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How do tests tell if you have stomach ulcers?

How do tests tell if you have stomach ulcers?

Endoscopy: Has largely replaced less clear contrast barium swallows. Also, tests for helicobacter pylorii can be done. ...Read more

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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What are the tests for stomach ulcer?

What are the tests for stomach ulcer?

Perhaps: Gold standard is endoscope, but sometimes they do helicobactet pylori testing, urea breath testing, ct, MRI, blood work first . See your doctor ...Read more

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What are tests help to diagonsis cancer in stomach ulcers?

What are tests help to diagonsis cancer in stomach ulcers?

Biopsy: Only a biopsy can make the diagnosis of stomach cancer. If a stomach ulcer needs to be biopsied, a doctor needs to do an endoscopy (inserting a tube with a camera down your throat to your stomach) and then take a biopsy. Then the pathologist looks at it and see if there is cancer or not. Biopsy is the only way. ...Read more

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How do they test for ulcers of stomach?

Endoscopy: Has largely replaced less clear contrast barium swallows. Also, tests for helicobacter pylorii can be done. ...Read more

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Is there one specific way to test for stomach ulcers?

Is there one specific way to test for stomach ulcers?

Endoscopy: Has largely replaced less clear contrast barium swallows. Also, tests for helicobacter pylorii can be done. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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16 year old male, non smoker, no use of pain killers, neg h.pylori test. Social drinker. Are stomach ulcers likely ?

16 year old male, non smoker, no use of pain killers, neg h.pylori test. Social drinker.  Are stomach ulcers likely ?

Ulcer risk-Medline: The following factors raise your risk for peptic ulcers: Drinking too much alcohol Regular use of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco Being very ill, such as being on a breathing machine Having radiation treatments A rare condition called Zollinger-Ellison syndrome causes stomach and duodenal ulcers. ...Read more

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Have disconfort in upper abdomen, light headedness, lot of gas. Blood test this friday for ulcer. Is this serious condition?

Have disconfort in upper abdomen, light headedness, lot of gas. Blood test this friday for ulcer. Is this serious condition?

It depends,,,,: It depends on if you've got an ulcer or not, but it doesn't seem likely you've got one as you've got discomfort and gas and an ulcer would likely be much more painful. But you'll not know unless you get your test so go get it and see what it is. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had some stomach issues symptoms of burping lethargic I've had endoscopy result was two superficial ulcers and mild inflammation what test next?

I've had some stomach issues symptoms of burping lethargic I've had endoscopy result was two superficial ulcers and mild inflammation what test next?

Gastritis?: You may need treatment more than further tests. Given your diagnosis, you may wish to discuss current medications and alternatives with your doctor. ...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