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What are Main symptoms and sign of stomach ulcer? And what is the epidemology ?

What are Main symptoms and sign of stomach ulcer? And what is the epidemology ?

Ulcer: With stomach ulcer the pain gets worse with food, with small intestine ulcer the pain is worse while hungry and in the middle of the night. The most common causes of user is H Pylori infection, Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory medications like Motrin, Smoking and Alcohol. ...Read more

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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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My boyfriend has stomach ulcer and hasnt been to the doctors for years about it. He gets pain after a meal. Does he need a check up?

My boyfriend has stomach ulcer and hasnt been to the doctors for years about it. He gets pain after a meal. Does he need a check up?

See Doctor: Stomach ulcers can only be diagnosed by an edoscopy and heal fairly quickly with medication. If he gets pain after a meal, he may have an ulcer, gerd or a variety of other disorders. See a doctor for a diagnosis & treatment that will be best for his symptoms. ...Read more

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My boyfriend had a stomach ulcer not that long ago and now he has blood in stool and after working all day there was blood residue on his boxers?

My boyfriend had a stomach ulcer not that long ago and now he has blood in stool and after working all day there was blood residue on his boxers?

See Doctor: Ulcers can only be diagnosed by an endoscopy and should heal in a few months with medication. Dark blood in stool could indicate that the ulcer is bleeding. Bright red blood in stool could indicate colon cancer, inflammatory bowel diseases (ex crohns or ulcerated colitis) or medical problems. See a doctor immediately to determine the source of the bleeding. ...Read more

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Is stomach ulcer painful?

Is stomach ulcer painful?

Silent stomach ulcer: Not always. Ulcers may not hurt if they are due to ongoing use of nsaid's that patients take for their "pain killer" property. Sometimes ulcers in the elderly are without any warning symptoms until they bleed, obstruct, perforate. If you think you have an ulcer, don't wait for it to become overtly painful before you seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What's a stomach ulcer???

What's a stomach ulcer???

Erosion: Of the epithelium of the stomach .Usually from acid. Likely will have burning pain on eating. Usually treated with antacids or proton pump inhibitors ...Read more

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What causes stomach ulcer?

What causes stomach ulcer?

Many causes: Aside from commonly used medication such as nsaids (ibuprofen/motrin/aleve) and aspirin, smoking and alcohol use, you should also be evaluated for a bacteria called helicobacter pylori which has been associated with ulcers. ...Read more

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How to cure a stomach ulcer?

How to cure a stomach ulcer?

Find the cause: Find the cause, such as infection, and treat the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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I got stomach ulcer what I do?

I got stomach ulcer what I do?

See doctor.: Have you seen a doctor or a GI specialist and have you been scoped. If not you need to see one and get a definitive diagnosis then you can be treated. It looks like you have been taking OTC H2 blockers. So see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cure a stomach ulcer?

What can cure a stomach ulcer?

Find the cause: The most common cause of stomach ulcers are certain medication such as aspirin & NSAIDs. If discontinuation is not an option, taking an acid suppressant such as Prilosec can help. ...Read more

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What are stomach ulcer symptoms?

Abdominal Pain: Nausea, vomiting are some of the vely symptoms. Ulcers can also be relatively painless, and present just as bleeding. Stools can become black, tarry and foul smelling- reflecting the presence of blood. If this should happen, see a dr. Immediately. ...Read more

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How can I treat a stomach ulcer?

How can I treat a stomach ulcer?

If you have a: diagnosed ulcer you may wish to avoid alcohol & tobacco as well as coffee, black tea, soda, Peppermint/spearmint tea, citrus juices, foods with cream/whole milk, tomato products,peppers, hot chilies or heavy seasonings. See your medical provider for actual treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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How can you cure a stomach ulcer?

How can you cure a stomach ulcer?

PPI's and avoidance: Ulcers if bleeding can be treated if they are cauterized during endoscopy. But basic way to treat ulcer is with meds called ppi's- this is nexium, protonix, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) prevacid, prilosec...Etc. This keeps the acid down and allows ulcer time to heal. Avoiding things that make ulcer worse also helps-like alcohol, nsaids or Aspirin or steroids or smoking etc. If assoc w h.Pylori-treating this helps. ...Read more

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Can you get a stomach ulcer twice?

Can you get a stomach ulcer twice?

Yes: If you treat the first and healed and stop taking the medications it will happen again.Crude peptic ulcer recurrence rate was 3.02% .Happy holiday. ...Read more

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What could lead to a stomach ulcer?

Infection, acid: See doctor for advise and treatment. Could be hyperacidity or h. Pylori. ...Read more

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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 to do if I have a stomach ulcer?

What to do if I have a stomach ulcer?

Upper gi: First have an endoscopy and they can check to see if bacteria are a cause. Then start a treatment plan probably a medication to block acid production allowing for it to heal ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a stomach ulcer?

Pain and bleeding: A stomach ulcer is a hole in the lining of your stomach. It can bleed and cause pain in the stomach that gets better after eating, black tarry stools, decreased appetite and nausea. ...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


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Peptic Ulcer (Definition)

A condition in which there is corrosion of the surface of the stomach and/or first part of the small intestine. Symptoms include upper abdominal pain, nausea, ...Read more