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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


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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

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


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