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Peptic Ulcer Vs Gastric Cancer
Gastric: Ulcers of the three you list are more likely to be malignant. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
9 yards: It s not only about an antibiotic, or one medication. A general dr, or GI specialist will most likely study the case, determine the cause of the ulcer, and offer the alternatives for a specific case. Many causes and treatments exist, all of them good for its indication; and it s always better to personalize it based on preferences / particularities of the patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They can overlap.: Some symptoms of gastritis and gastric ulcer can be the same - abdominal pain and discomfort. Some times an ulcer can cause more severe pain and if it is causing bleeding people will have black bowel movements or "melena " as a result. Sometimes an evaluation by a physician with lab work and possibly EGD (scope to look in stomach to visualize esophagus and stomach lining) is the only way to tell ...Read more
Doc,why does it happen that peptic ulcer is most common in blood group O and gastric carcinoma in blood group A??!!
Minor mystery: This remains a puzzler, but is probably important that helicobacter binds to the blood group antigens on the cells of the inner surface of the stomach, and is the not-altogether-understood factor in the development of both illnesses. Perhaps some of my teammates in gastroenterology can clarify. ...Read more
Gastric bypass 2008, peptic ulcer since 2009, quit smoking seven weeks ago, pain is much worse and more often than before. Protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate?
Need close follow-up: When symptoms like pain get worse, the questions include: is the disease spreading, is the medication no longer working, is there a new problem, etc.? An ulcer 3 years ago should have healed. Is there a problem with recurrent gastritis or repeat ulcers? Is there stomach cancer, or is there a gallstone problem? A G.I. Specialist can recheck to figure things out. Another endoscopy may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been suffering from gastric ulcer for 15 years, Sometimes when I have stress or eat too much it hurts. Is it dangerous? Will it lead to cancer?
Peptic ulcer: If there is a diagnosis of gastric ulcer confirmed by either imaging or endoscope, it is a yes. You have higher risk of having cancer in the stomach, which has a higher prevalence in Asia. An infection in the stomach caused by a bacteria called H. pylori may also lead to malignancy if the ulcer left untreated. You should see a local gastroenterologist for proper treatment and closed follow up. ...Read more
History of chronic oral lichen planus & peptic ulcers from h pylori starting in 2011. Can lichen planus be in stomach & am I at high risk for cancer?
No: Lichenpkanis is a nuisance illness that does not affect the type of epithelium in the stomach. Helicobactr, however, is both unpleasant and dangerous. Thankfully it's manageable. Best wishes. ...Read more
I'm having blood in my stool. I have peptic and gastric ulcers caused by a pill overdose in 2010. Any home remedies for this? I
Peptic/gastric ulcer? Dull burning pain in sternum, slightly left center. Woke with "acid throat"? Tums (calcium carbonate) helps a bit. If "p/c" when is it an emrgcny?
Probably esophagus: Description is more for reflux of stomach content/acid into esophagus. Avoid coffee, tobacco, alcohol, fatty foos, spicy food, lying down after eating, eating before bedtime, chocolate. Short term ppi meds may help. Any shprtness of breath, sweats, etc see md asap. Doubt cardiac; unlikely ulcer. Call md if continues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more
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