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Peptic Ulcer Symptoms
I went to the doctor he said i had a peptic ulcer just by symtons.I took the medicine but made me sick. Can doctors determine this just by symptons?
Stomach ulcer is also known as Peptic ulcer. 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
Actual doctor needed: Unfortunately there is no way to truly determine if you have a peptic ulcer without testing. This is either with endoscopy or a barium swallow. Also, sometimes gastric cancers mimic ulcers so the correct diagnosis is critical. If they erode to deeply you can actually bleed to death. So in this case a doctor is really really necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Really none: Pain medications such as Ibuprofen or Aspirin (nsaids) should be avoided with peptic ulcers. The best treatment for ulcer pain is acid suppresion witih a ppi (prilosec, prevacid, nexium, dexilant, protonix, etc). Sometimes carafate may also help a little. The pain shouldn't last long. An analgesic such as tylenol or a narcotic may help with pain too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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