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Peptic Ulcer And Pyloric Stenosis
I diagnosed gastroparesis, pyloric stenosis &nsaid induced ulcers. Had appendix/ gallbladder removed 7 days ago. New pain upper RT side abdomen why?
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
Antibiotics&AcidSupr: Because most Peptic Ulcers are caused due to infection with H Pylori Bacteria Peptic ulcer is treated with a course of two different antibiotics and Acid Supression therapy. It cures the ulcer most of the time Ulcers caused by other causes are treated with stoping the drugs and acid suppression therapy ...Read more
Acid reducing meds: Also known as proton pump inhibitors like Omeprazole etc. Are recommended for the treatment of ulcers. Otc antacids may help with short term symptom relief but will not heal ulcers. If h. Pylori bacterium is present you will need antibiotics as well. Avoid any nsaids, or Aspirin and make sure you eat light avoiding heavy, spicy and acidic foods, including citrus, sodas, caffeine, alcohol & smoking. ...Read more
It will heal: Ulcers of the stomach and duodenum heal with time. Prilosec and similar meds will accelerate the healing process. Important to be sure you do not have an infection with a bacterial called h. Pylori. If so, then antibiotics will be necessary to eradicate it. Also, you should avoid taking asa or anti-inflammatory medications e.g. Ibuprofen, Motrin as these will impede the healing process. ...Read more
As directed: take as directed by your physician. Usually it is prescribed once a day. It lasts 24 hours. Check with your prescribing doctor. Good health to you ...Read more
Anti-acids: You should try otc Omeprazole or Prilosec for 2 weeks. If your pain does not get better after taking it regularly for 2 weeks, you should see your doctor. You should also avoid alcohol, NSAID like ibuprofen, aleve, (naproxen) aspirin, caffeine, spicy food, smoking. They can all aggravate an ulcer. ...Read more
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