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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. 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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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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Is it possible to die from a peptic ulcer?

IF LARGE ENOUGH: The bleeding may be difficult to contain. When an ulcer perforates, it goes through the wall of your stomach. Acid, bile, food contents then get spilled in your abdominal cavity, causing massive inflammation and infection, called peritonitis, which can cause fulminant multi organ failure and death. ...Read more

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Describe sign and symptoms of peptic ulcer?

Varied or none: Pud may present with abd pain, bleeding, nausea/vomiting, early satiety, anorexia or no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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Which medicine is the best for peptic ulcer?

Which medicine is the best for peptic ulcer?

What can you afford?: Best medicine for anyone is something that you can afford whether thru insurance or just cash pay. Next does this medicine actually do what you need it to do. Using epocrates. Com & drugs. Com, look for proton pump inhibitors & h2 blockers to treat stomach ulcers. Some are available over-the-counter w/o prescription at lower strength. Go see your doc to confirm diagnosis & search for h pylori. ...Read more

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

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 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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How long does it take for a peptic ulcer to form?

GOOD QUESTION: Nobody knows! Why would that be of interest? Try google, trivia, etc. ...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 to do if I want to know what is peptic ulcer?

What to do if I want to know what is peptic ulcer?

Stomach Ulcer: Peptic ulcer is another way of saying gastric or stomach ulcer. These are most commonly related to an infection of your stomach with helico pylori. Can also be related to excess acid secretion, NSAID or Aspirin use, or excessive alchohol. ...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


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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