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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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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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Is peptic ulcer painful?

Is peptic ulcer painful?

Can be: Can give you pain/ stomach upset, bleeding, anemia. Please see your doctor. You may need to see a gastroenterologist for further evaluation- i.E an endoscopy. ...Read more

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What causes peptic ulcer?

What causes peptic ulcer?

H. Pylori: The majority of peptic ulcers are caused by an infection with the h. Pylori bacteria. Any doctor can test for this easily with a blood test. ...Read more

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What can lead to my peptic ulcer?

What can lead to my peptic ulcer?

H Pylori Infection: Peptic ulcer is most commonly caused by infection with a bacteria called H Pylori.Other rare causes may be use of NSAIDs like ibuprofen,naproxen when used regularly.other meds like Actonel, (risedronate)fosamax,pottasium supplements may rarely cause ulcer in stomach. People who smoke and drink alcohol excessively are at increased risk to develop Peptic Ulcer ...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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What to do if I have a peptic ulcer?

What to do if I have a peptic ulcer?

Take antiacid: take an antiacid from the PPI family (omeprazole, pantoprazole, etc). avoid NSAIDs (ibuprofen, aleve, (naproxen) etc). Get tested for a bacteria called H.Pylori which can cause ulcers. ...Read more

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What happens if I develop a peptic ulcer?

What happens if I develop a peptic ulcer?

It depends: You may have pain, nausea, vomiting, bleeding or no symptoms. 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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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