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Natural Treatments For Bleeding Ulcers
I had a diagnostic colonoscopy done due to bleeding and they found 2 ulcers in my intestines . Biopsies came back good what is the cause and treatment?
NSAID, etc.: The most common reason for ulcers in the intestines is from nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (nsaids, ibuprofen, naproxen, et.). Other possibilities include crohn's disease, or many other possibilities, including infections. If this is NSAID induced, the treatment is avoidance of nsaids. If this is infection, it will resolve. But if it's crohn's, you need specific medical therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long can you go without treatment for a bleeding ulcer
the doctor told me I have one last week but the insurance company still hasnt ok endoscopy.?
No easy answer: If you continue vomiting blood or having large black bm's it should be done now, go to the er . If you see no blood or black bm's and are not more pale or get dizzy, it may not be an emergency. The longer away from the bleed the less likely they will be able to give you a reason for it. As mentioned Omeprazole will decrease the gastric acidity and sooth and possibly heal the ulcer over time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've had bleeding stomach ulcers in the past and recently feel pain/flare ups. I am under quite a bit of stress. Whats the best way to heal naturally?
SEE YOUR DOC ASAP: Don't mess around with possibly bleeding ulcers. You already have had complicated ulcers (bleeding), and symptoms again. U need to see a doc. Can be due to bacterial infection with h. Pylori (ever tested/treated?), meds (especially Aspirin and nsaids like ibuprofen), other causes including rare tumors causing excess acid, other. Get checked first. ...Read more
I am frequently suffering from mouth ulcers. Plz tell me the reasons of it and advice some natural treatment. My age is 25 years and a male from india?
Oral ulcers: Recurrent ulcers of the mouth are usually viral in origin. Topical treatments, such as anbesol, may decrease the symptoms, but do not stop future ulcers. Cauterizing the ulcers may prevent their recurrence, and antiviral medications can also be used to prevent attacks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: Black bowel movements do tend to make us question whether there may be a bleed in your upper gastrointestinal tract. If you have known ulcer(s) that have bled in the past, this could be an indication it's bleeding again and good reason to be seen by your doctor (GI doctor if you have one). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of a 14yr getting an ulcer? How long does it take for ulcer to start bleeding?
Ulcer: While unusual, it is certainly possible for a 14 y/o to get an ulcer. Bleeding ulcers are less common, fortunately, and most never get to that stage. However, if you are having pain, or if you notice black-colored bowel movements, see your doctor immediately for a more thorough evaluation. There are many good medications now to treat gastric and duodenal ulcers. ...Read more
Unpredictable: You never know. A gastric (stomach) ulcer could bleed today or it might never bleed significantly. It depends on how bad the ulcer is and whether there is a major artery nearby. ...Read more
In the olden times: The diet was the only answer. Dairy and especially milk, liquid antacids and avoidance of spiced foods. We now know that ca++ stinulates gastrin, a hormone that stimulates acid prodcution. The modern attack is on the systems that produce gastric acid, the focus of treatment like ranitidine, famotidine, omeprazole. Avoid foods causing dyspepsia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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