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Doctor insights on: Peptic Or Duodenal Ulcer Symptoms

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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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Can a person have peptic or duodenal ulcer if no vomiting?

Can a person have peptic or duodenal 
ulcer if no vomiting?

Easily. An ulcer is: an erosion of tissue. Vomiting is a symptom under control from mind?brain?body; no reliable relationship between tissue erosions & symptomos, including to the point of fatal bleeding. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of duodenal ulcer vs. A stomach ulcer?

What are the symptoms of duodenal ulcer vs. A stomach ulcer?

About the same: Regardless of size or location, if you really have an ulcer (found by x-ray or endoscopy) please seek doctor's advice. Even small ulcers can bleed (sometimes massively), perforate, obstruct stomach emptying. Sometimes, an ulcer can form in a cancer so to avoid this possibility it is important to make sure at least gastric ulcer actually heals. Relief of ulcer symptoms doesn't always mean healing. ...Read more

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Does abdominal ultrasound see things like: gastritis, stomach ulcers, or gerd?

Does abdominal ultrasound see things like: gastritis, stomach ulcers, or gerd?

Yes and No: It can see a thickening of the stomach wall that suggests gastritis, it can see some large ulcers, and it can see signs in the esophagus that suggest long standing gastroesphageal reflux disease. However, ultrasound would not be the primary method to diagnose these conditions. ...Read more

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How is a duodenal ulcer different from stomach ulcer?

How is a duodenal ulcer different from stomach ulcer?

Location: One is in the small intestine and the other in the stomach. Duodenal ulcers are also more likely to be a consequence of hpylori. ...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

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Can Prilosec heal dyspepsia or indigestion?

Can Prilosec heal dyspepsia or indigestion?

Yes.: Prilosec is a medication known as a proton pump inhibitor. It functions by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Acid is the irritant that can cause dyspepsia or indigestion, and removing or reducing this irritant can be helpful. However, it is best to see your doctor before starting this so that other possible causes to dyspepsia can be ruled out. ...Read more

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Is eating carrot worsening symptoms of duodenal ulcer?

No: It should not as long as your are taking medication to heal the ulcer. Avoid too much alcohol, spicy food and medications like aspirin, aleve, (naproxen) Ibuprofen ect. ...Read more

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What causes duodenal ulcer?

What causes duodenal ulcer?

Duodenal Ulcers: The most common cause of duodenal ulcer is a stomach infection associated with the helicobacter pylori (h pylori) bacteria. Other risk factors for duodenal ulcers include overuse of alcohol, tobacco, and medications such as Aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). Severe illness has also been implicated as a risk factor in the development of duodenal ulcer. ...Read more

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What is reflux or Peptic disease?

What is reflux or Peptic disease?

Reflux: Reflux is when stomach contents- either acid or base, go into the esophagus. Continued irritation of the esophagus can lead to changes in the lining of the esophagus. People with reflux do well with small meals and not eating within three hours of bedtime. ...Read more

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What causes peptic ulcer?

H. Pylori: The majority of peptic ulcers are caused by an infection with the h. Pylori bacteria. Any doctor can test for this easily with a blood test. ...Read more

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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 gastritis , ulcers, or acid indigestion lead to cancer?

Can gastritis , ulcers, or acid indigestion lead to cancer?

Very rarely, yes: It is very uncommon but there are certain types of stomach inflammation that are potentially pre-cancerous. ...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


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