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Doctor insights on: Other Illnesses Symptoms Peptic Ulcers

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Are there other illnesses with symptoms similar to peptic ulcers?

Are there other illnesses with symptoms similar to peptic ulcers?

Dyspepsia problems: By "peptic" your question centers on diseases of the stomach of which there are many. These can be categorized as: problems with inflammation (e.g. Ulcers), with infection (e.g. H.Pylori or parasites), with motility (examples: gastroparesis, gastric outlet obstruction), with secretion (hyper or hypo-acidity), infiltrative (lymphoma, cancer), blood flow (gastropathies), functional dyspepsias, etc. ...Read more

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Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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What are common symptoms of peptic ulcer disease?

What are common symptoms of peptic ulcer disease?

Pain, nausea: Most ulcers are probably asymptomatic but common symptoms include mid upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and black tarry stools. ...Read more

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Are peptic ulcers hereditary?

Are peptic ulcers hereditary?

Peptic ulcer factors: The are a lot of factors that can cause peptic ulcers including but not limited to increased acid secretion, medications, H.pylori infection. some of them are acquired but not necessarly all of them. You should consult your physician to be able to find the specific cause of peptic ulcer ...Read more

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Symptoms of stomach ulcer - are they different from heartburn symptoms?

Symptoms of stomach ulcer - are they different from heartburn symptoms?

Yes: They can be similar, and there is a lot of overlap of symptoms when it comes to diagnosing causes of upper abdominal trouble. Heartburn symptoms are fully described in prior answer. Stomach ulcer is an actual removal of a part of the stomach (gastric) lining leaving a round hole part way thru the lining. The most common side effect from Aspirin related drugs is gastritis or gastric ulcer. ...Read more

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How are symptoms different between gastritis and gastric/peptic ulcer?

How are symptoms different between gastritis and gastric/peptic ulcer?

They can overlap.: Some symptoms of gastritis and gastric ulcer can be the same - abdominal pain and discomfort. Some times an ulcer can cause more severe pain and if it is causing bleeding people will have black bowel movements or "melena " as a result. Sometimes an evaluation by a physician with lab work and possibly EGD (scope to look in stomach to visualize esophagus and stomach lining) is the only way to tell ...Read more

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Describe sign and symptoms of peptic ulcer?

Describe sign and symptoms of peptic ulcer?

Varied or none: Pud may present with abd pain, bleeding, nausea/vomiting, early satiety, anorexia or no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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Can chronic gastritis lead to other conditions such as gastroparesis, obstructions, stomach cancer, etc?

Can chronic gastritis lead to other conditions such as gastroparesis, obstructions, stomach cancer, etc?

Depends on the cause: Chronic gastritis has many causes including the use of certain drugs(nsaids), h pylori infection, chronic stress , atrophic gstritis etc... The treatment and possible outcomes are dependent on the cause. This should be discussed with your GI doctor further. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of peptic stomach ulcers?

What are some possible causes of peptic stomach ulcers?

Drugs and H. pylori: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) including motrin, advil, ibuprofen, aleve (naproxen) and Aspirin containing meds are the most common causes of peptic ulceration of the stomach and duodenum followed by bacterial infection helicobacter pylori (h. Pylori). ...Read more

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Can rhinovirus cause food poisoning or any other stomach problems?

Can rhinovirus cause food poisoning or any other stomach problems?

Not usually: Rhinovirus affects the nose. Excessive nasal secretions when swallowed may irritate stomach. It won't cause food poisoning. ...Read more

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Helicobacter pylori causes other health issues, true?

Helicobacter pylori causes other health issues, true?

Unclear question: H pylori may be asymptomatic, may cause gastritis, peptic ulcer and stomach cancer. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/h-pylori-helicobacter-pylori. ...Read more

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What causes colitis, Crohn's disease and other digestive problems?

What causes colitis, Crohn's disease and other digestive problems?

Unknown: While we don't entirely know what causes these, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and crohn's) appears to be caused by an autoimmune mechanism. There is a degree of genetic susceptibility, which seems to be higher in crohn's. However other theories, such as a virus as a cause, may also play a role. There are many other forms of colitis that may mimic these, and only a doctor can tell. ...Read more

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What are stomach ulcer symptoms?

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

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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more