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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


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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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What are the most common symptoms of peptic ulcer?

Stomach Pain: Most common symptom of peptic ulcer is having burning pain in your upper abdomen that is worse when you haven't eaten and gets temporarily better with food. See this link for more information: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/peptic-ulcer/ds00242. ...Read more

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What can I do to avoid complications of a peptic ulcer?

What can I do to avoid complications of a peptic ulcer?

Follow steps below: 1) Acid reflux diet 2) Continue anti-acid medications 3) Avoid NSAIDs (ibuprofen etc.) 4) Limit EtOH and caffeine 5) Consult with local GI for more recommendations ...Read more

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What are recommended tests that can determine the cause of a peptic ulcer?

What are recommended tests that can determine the cause of a peptic ulcer?

Endoscopy: With biopsies is the gold standard for diagnosing peptic ulcers -and looking for causes like helicobacter although helicobacter can be diagnosed with a blood test as well. ...Read more

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What are recently approved drugs for the management of peptic ulcer disease?

What are recently approved drugs for the management of peptic ulcer disease?

Define recent: Pylera is a combo pill used to treat helicobacter pylori which causes ulcers. Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) is a proton-pump inhibitor in the same class as Prilosec and Nexium which helps to heal ulcers. ...Read more

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I've been researching online and i think I've reached the conclusion of having a peptic ulcer. How can I heal it?

I've been researching online and i think I've reached the conclusion of having a peptic ulcer. How can I heal it?

Don't recommend: self diagnosing. See your physician or a gastroenterologist for evaluation. Treatment recommendations will follow. Take care. ...Read more

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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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Could bulimia nervousa cause peptic ulcer?

Could bulimia nervousa cause peptic ulcer?

Yes: Gagging and inducing vomiting cause stomach contents which are acidic to erode the esophagus thus sometimes leading to gastric/esophageal reflux problems. ...Read more

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CAN AEROBIC EXERCISE BRING ON OR AGGRAVATE PEPTIC ULCER PAIN?

CAN AEROBIC EXERCISE BRING ON OR AGGRAVATE PEPTIC ULCER PAIN?

Possibly: If you have had ulcer disease or gastritis it is possible that exercise could cause acid from your stomach to enter the esophagus due to a lax sphincter muscle protecting your esophagus from stomach acid. Drink a little less alcohol and take an antacid (OTC) before exercise ...Read more

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What is the effests of xycam 20mg on a developing peptic ulcer?

Could make it worse: Peptic ulceration and gastro-intestinal bleeding have been reported with xycam. I would advise any person with a developing peptic ulcer to get the ulcer treated and healed before considering taking xycam, and then only after clearance from their doctor. ...Read more

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What can we do to help our food digest more easily because I have peptic ulcer?

What can we do to help our food digest more easily because I have peptic ulcer?

Not much.: Peptic ulcer disease does not affect your ability to digest food. What you should do is avoid any particular foods which you notice give you problems. Some people have issues with spicy or acidic foods. If you do, avoid those. You should take your medicine to treat the ulcer, and to eliminate Helicobacter pylori, if it was found to be present. Avoid aspirin and NSAID's, such as ibuprofen, also. ...Read more

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Should a peptic ulcer in a 13 year old male go away without taking any medication?

Should a peptic ulcer in a 13 year old male go away without taking any medication?

PEPTIC ULCER: You can take care of your PUD by eating regularly, or frequent small feedings to avoid hyperacidity. If positive with h. Pylorie, you need rx with prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin). ...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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Have GI diagnosed peptic ulcer w/o a scope. Take 300mg/day for 6 weeks. Some help, but still have some pain. Is this normal? Should I get scope?

Have GI diagnosed peptic ulcer w/o a scope.  Take 300mg/day for 6 weeks.  Some help, but still have some pain.  Is this normal?  Should I get scope?

Time for the scope!: ...There are lots of diseases of the stomach that can result in dyspepsia or pyrosis. These can be categorized as: problems with inflammation (e.g. Ulcers), with infection (e.g. H.Pylori or parasites), with motility (examples: gastroparesis, gastric outlet obstruction), with secretion (hyper or hypo-acidity), infiltrative (lymphoma, cancer), blood flow (gastropathies), functional dyspepsias, etc. ...Read more

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Can peptic ulcer disease lead to cancer?

Rarely: Peptic ulcers and stomach cancer are both caused, in part, by helicobacter infection. A stomach cancer may present as an ulcer. A bona fide peptic almost never turns into cancer. ...Read more

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Can we drink tea when we have peptic ulcer?

Not a great idea: I think caffeinated products like tea can exacerbate a peptic ulcer ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more


Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Peptic Ulcer (Definition)

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