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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. Nicholas Karyotakis
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Stomach Ulcer (Definition)

Stomach ulcer is also known as Peptic ulcer. Stomach ulcers, also called peptic ulcers, are erosions in the wall of the stomach that can result in bleeding or pain. They can be caused by ibuprofen and similar medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or by infection with a bacteria called H. pylori that ...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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What are the syptoms for a stomach ulcer?

Gnawing pain/None: Interestingly, one can have a severe gnawing pain in the middle and upper stomach and some have no symptoms at all. Usually painful and will go away at times with use of antacids, zantac type drugs, Prilosec type drugs and food. If you are concerned about an ulcer, please see your pcp or GI doctor. There are tests to help find out and procedures to help diagnosis and heal. Cancer can cause it! ...Read more

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What kinda of pain does an stomach ulcers cause? And how do you get a stomach ulcer?

What kinda of pain does an stomach ulcers cause? And how do you get a stomach ulcer?

Lower chest/abdomen: Pain can be in the mid to lower chest and upper abdomen. It can be worsened with eating or sometimes even improve initially with eating. Ulcers are formed when the lining of the stomach becomes prone to acids and a sore results on the wall of the stomach. There are several causes from meds to stress and diet. Dark tarry stool is a warning sign of bleeding that may come from the GI system. ...Read more

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How does exercise effect a stomach ulcer?

How does exercise effect a stomach ulcer?

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

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I have stomach ulcer but i dint know what ulcer it is. but i have pains sometime and i do not trust tablets to cure ulcer. can you help me?

Ulcer cures: Ulcers are like a sore in the stomach. The treatment for curing ulcers is proton pump inhibitors. These medications block stomach acid and allow the ulcer to heal. You also need to avoid all alcohol and anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen as these can cause ulcers and delay healing. ...Read more

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Should I bother the e. R. With a mild case of stomach ulcer [pains?

Should I bother the e. R. With a mild case of stomach ulcer [pains?

Probably not: I often recommend patients avoid the er if at all possible. If you can wait until the next day to see your doc or urgent care center, you will not have to wait hours and save some money. But if you are going to be miserable and uncomfortable all night, you have to decide. If you have red flags (chest pain, vomiting, bleeding, etc) you should seek urgent care now. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

Ulcer is the medical term for erosion of a normal barrier (the lining on top) exposing the surface that is normally beneath this barrier. Ulcers can occurs at sites like the skin, the ...Read more