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Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Peptic Ulcer (Overview)

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, and feeling of fullness.


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I need to know if I have a peptic ulcer. Is there a website?

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. Sidney Vinson
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Peptic Ulcer (Overview)

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, and feeling of fullness.


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How does peptic ulcer cause paralytic ileus?

It doesn't: Gastro paresis may cause slowing of the bowels in general but not peptic ulcer disease. ...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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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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I am diagnosed with peptic ulcers. The pain still on and off. Should I go for endoscopy as what the doctor recommended?

I am diagnosed with peptic ulcers. The pain still on and off. Should I go for endoscopy as what the doctor recommended?

Yes: If your G.I. doctor recommends an endoscopy, he or she must feel that the procedure will provide some kind of informational or therapeutic benefit for treating your peptic ulcer disease. If you continue to have symptoms, you should go for it. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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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What are the tests for peptic ulcer?

What are the tests for peptic ulcer?

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

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How do you know if you have a peptic ulcer?

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How do you know if you have a peptic ulcer?

Peptic ulcer: Symptoms are abdominal bloating/burning/pain, belching, feeling of fullness, loss of appetite, nausea/vomiting, unexplained weight loss. ...Read more

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Hello I wanted to ask if fast foods causes peptic ulcer $ reflux or not? Are there any document? I want to find more information

Hello I wanted to ask if fast foods causes peptic ulcer $ reflux or not? Are there any document? I want to find more information

Not exactly: Fast food tends to be high in fat. Fat requires more time to digest, and the stomach accommodates for this by releasing its contents into the intestine more slowly when they are high in fat. This delay in gastric emptying may result in worsening of reflux/heartburn symptoms. If you have an ulcer, it will also aggravate those symptoms because of ongoing acid release. ...Read more

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Can you be treated for peptic ulcers without having an endoscopy?

Yes with PPI: But better to know whether that is indeed what you have!! so should have an EGD. but proton pump inhibitors (any of them, really) work well to heal ulcers. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of peptic ulcer?

Meds, occ surgery: These days we are aware that most ulcers are caused by a bacterial infection (h. Pylori): treat infection for about 2 weeks, involves meds to reduce acid production as well, e.g. Nexium (esomeprazole) or prilosec, cures the disease in most. Complicated ulcers, e.g. Bleed or perforate are more involved to treat. Uncomplicated ulcers caused by nsaids rxd with meds, e.g. Nexium (esomeprazole) or prilosec, less surgery these day. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for peptic ulcers?

What are the treatments for peptic ulcers?

Peptic ulcers: Historically, ulcers used to be treated with antacid regimens. However, the current treatment involves treating a bacteria called heliobactor pylorii. And using acid blockers as a supplement. So, patients are given antibiotics and advised to use the acid blockers (either on a short or long term basis). ...Read more

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Is there a cure for peptic ulcer?

Is there a cure for peptic ulcer?

Mabye: Ulcers can bleed and be very serious. Please see your primary provider to be further evaluated.. ...Read more

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Are there available medicines that will help me get rid of a peptic ulcer?

Yes: Lots of medications are available the most effective of which are the ppis (prilosec, prevacid, protonix, nexium, aciphex, (rabeprazole) dexilant). The 2 most common causes of peptic ulcers are infection with the helicobacter pylori bacteria and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, meloxicam, etc. ...Read more

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What is the drug of choise for peptic ulcer?

PROTON PUMP: Inhibitors like omeprazole, zegerid, nexium, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) prevacid, aciphex, pantoprazole (generic protonix). ...Read more

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How should I prevent peptic ulcers?

How should I prevent peptic ulcers?

Avoid NSAIDs: The 2 most common causes of stomach or duodenal ulcers are infection with the helicobacter pylori bacteria and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, meloxicam, etc. ...Read more

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What is a peptic ulcer?

What is a peptic ulcer?

Acid related ulcer: This term generally refers to stomach or duodenal ulcers. The 2 most common causes of stomach or duodenal ulcers are infection with the helicobacter pylori bacteria and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, meloxicam, 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


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


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