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How do you know if a peptic ulcer heals? on Dexalant but still have some burning and pressure at times. Would I know if got worse or started bleeding?

How do you know if a peptic ulcer heals? on Dexalant but still have some burning and pressure at times. Would I know if got worse or started bleeding?

Unfortunately it: is a bit complex and sometimes you will not know if it is getting worse especially if you are above 50 years of age. At your age, abdominal pain may be one of the signs that healing is not complete, but other than that you wont know unless you get to have an endoscopy. We go by the symptoms and these are pretty accurate in most of the people. I hope it gives you some clarity. Thanks ...Read more

Dr. K. Mujib Haque
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Gastrointestinal Bleeding (Definition)

A long tube runs from the mouth to the anus. It includes, in order, the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileus), caecum, the ascending, transverse, descending, and sigmoid colon (or large intestine) and the rectum. The space inside that tube , the lumen, is considered to be outside of the body. When we bleed into that space ...Read more


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What to do if I have a suspected peptic ulcer. Could rectal bleeding have something to do with that?

What to do if I have a suspected peptic ulcer. Could rectal bleeding have something to do with that?

Perhaps: Bleeding from a peptic ulcer generally presents as black tarry stools, not bright red blood. If you have copious amounts of maroon and red blood this could be from a peptic ulcer, however, this is only with very severe hemorrhage. Small amounts of red blood from the rectum are usually from the colon or hemorrhoids. You should always discuss bleeding with your doctor as some evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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Oops, my peptic ulcer is bleeding, I am seeing fresh blood in hulls and corn during defecation and vomiting, easy solution as getting back on my ppi?

Oops, my peptic ulcer is bleeding, I am seeing fresh blood in hulls and corn during defecation and vomiting, easy solution as getting back on my ppi?

GI Bleeding: I am sorry but not one of the doctors here will take on the liability of offering you reassurance. If you are bleeding you must contact the doctor who cares for you in person. ...Read more

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21 years old, migraine, high pulse rate, bleeding gums, irregular periods, peptic ulcer, and rash on the skin.

21 years old, migraine, high pulse rate, bleeding gums, irregular periods, peptic ulcer, and rash on the skin.

2 separate problems: 1. Bleeding gums= Gingivitis. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! 2. See your physician for the multiple general health disorders. Rec.: see your physician for examination, tests, labs and treatment. ...Read more

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My mom in hospital 30 days. Signs, symptoms of peptic ulcer's. Ruptured. Bleed to death there. It was known but not mentioned. Avoidable. Why was surgery, treatment, advising not done? Thanks.

I am very sorry: I am truly so sorry for your loss. Understanding why may help ease the hurt, anger. Active bleeding ulcers can have a 10-14 percent mortality, & esophageal perforation, producing even greater rates. Medicine that prevent bleeding from stopping, such as motrin, don't help the situation. Making sure nothing congenital present, like a bleeding disorder, may help prevent this tragedy from recurring. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is the cure of peptic ulcer?

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

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What can I do to ease the symptoms of a peptic ulcer?

What can I do to ease the symptoms of a peptic ulcer?

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

Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
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Stomach Ulcer (Definition)

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. 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