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Dr. Scott Lippe
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
24 years in practice
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I need to know if I have a peptic ulcer. Is there a website?

Dr. Scott Lippe
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
24 years in practice
387K people helped
I need to know if I have a peptic ulcer. Is there a website?

Actual doctor needed: Unfortunately there is no way to truly determine if you have a peptic ulcer without testing. This is either with endoscopy or a barium swallow. Also, sometimes gastric cancers mimic ulcers so the correct diagnosis is critical. If they erode to deeply you can actually bleed to death. So in this case a doctor is really really necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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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


Dr. Alexander Barkan
Board Certified, General Surgery
19 years in practice
930K people helped
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How does peptic ulcer cause paralytic ileus?

Dr. Alexander Barkan
Board Certified, General Surgery
19 years in practice
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It doesn't: Gastro paresis may cause slowing of the bowels in general but not peptic ulcer disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Steven Seres
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Treating Peptic Ulcers (Checklist)

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Dr. Rafael Lugo
Board Certified, General Surgery
23 years in practice
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I have small sliding hiatal hernia, have faced problem like poor digestion,peptic ulcer symptom, on what stage i will think its time for surgery?

Dr. Rafael Lugo
Board Certified, General Surgery
23 years in practice
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I have small sliding hiatal hernia, have faced problem like poor digestion,peptic ulcer symptom, on what stage i will think its time for surgery?

Symptoms of reflux: You should wait until symptoms of reflux are not controlled by medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
22 years in practice
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What are common symptoms of peptic ulcer disease?

Dr. Sidney Vinson
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
22 years in practice
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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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Dr. Jason Hemming
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
12 years in practice
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Describe sign and symptoms of peptic ulcer?

Dr. Jason Hemming
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
12 years in practice
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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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Dr. Jordan Rush
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
8 years in practice
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I am diagnosed with peptic ulcers. The pain still on and off. Should i go for endoscopy as what the doctor recommended?

Dr. Jordan Rush
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
8 years in practice
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Yes: When you have peptic ulcer disease it is helpful to know what the cause is such as medication like advil or Motrin or a bacteria called h. Pylori among other rarer causes. Additionally you should confirm that the ulcer has healed by having a repeat endoscopy after taking proper medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Wendell Goins
Board Certified, General Surgery
37 years in practice
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Gi test show diverticulosis and peptic ulcers. Hida showed 33%.Have diarrhea after eating and headaches. Which one could cause the diarrhea/headaches?

Dr. Wendell Goins
Board Certified, General Surgery
37 years in practice
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Gi test show diverticulosis and peptic ulcers. Hida showed 33%.Have diarrhea after eating and headaches. Which one  could cause the diarrhea/headaches?

Not sure?: Divericulosis can sometimes cause diarrhea/constipation if they become infected(diverticulitis), but it is unlikely to cause headaches. Likewise with gallbladder dysfunction(your hida ef was 33% which is a little low and may indicate that your function is abnormal) as it can sometimes result in diarrhea after eating. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
42 years in practice
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What are the tests for peptic ulcer?

Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
42 years in practice
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What are the tests for peptic ulcer?

Endoscopy: Has largely replaced less clear contrast barium swallows. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Gastric Ulcer (Definition)

Gastric ulcer is also known as Peptic ulcer. Peptic ulcer is 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


Dr. Philip Woodworth
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Duodenal Ulcer (Definition)

Duodenal ulcers are areas of damage to the tissue lining of the duodenum, which is the region of the digestive tract just beyond the stomach. Usually the ulcers are caused by excessive ...Read more


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