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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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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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Who is more likely to be affected by peptic ulcer disease?

Who is more likely to be affected by peptic ulcer disease?

Someone taking NSAID: 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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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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Can peptic ulcer disease lead to cancer?

Rarely: Peptic ulcers and stomach cancer are both caused, in part, by helicobacter infection. A stomach cancer may present as an ulcer. A bona fide peptic almost never turns into cancer. ...Read more

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Are there any other treatment options for peptic ulcer disease?

Are there any other treatment options for peptic ulcer disease?

Please see: Please see your gastroenterologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the correct answer. ...Read more

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Does peptic ulcer disease lead to weight loss?

Does peptic ulcer disease lead to weight loss?

Weight loss and PUD: Involuntary weight loss is always considered a clinical "red flag." that being said, it is not a surprise that peptic ulcer disease patients may experience less interest in eating due to the pain that meals engender. Under such circumstance, weight loss may follow. However, stomach ulcers may on occasion arise in the setting of cancer, severe physiologic stress, trauma. Don't ignore "red flags.". ...Read more

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Is peptic ulcer disease also related to having pernicious anemia?

Is peptic ulcer disease also related to having pernicious anemia?

Ulcer/infection: Vitamin B12 requires intrinsic factor secreted by the stomach in order to be absorbed. If enough of the stomach cells have been damaged by ulcers, a lack of intrinsic factor secretion could lead to a decreased absorption of B12 and pernicious anemia. Infection with helicobacter pylori can lead to chronic gastritis which can also lead to both ulcers and anemia. ...Read more

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Can patients with peptic ulcer disease pud have pernicious anemia?

Can patients with peptic ulcer disease pud have pernicious anemia?

Hopefully not: If you are managed with chronic acid reducing medications, you run the risk of low B12 levels in your blood. Get tested and supplement if recommended. You should not experience B12 anemia if under medical care. ...Read more

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My mom is suffering from peptic ulcer disease....she went to a doctor & the doctor gave her triple therapy...but that doesn't work...what can I do ?

My mom is suffering from peptic ulcer disease....she went to a doctor & the doctor gave her triple therapy...but that doesn't work...what can I do ?

Peptic ulcer: Triple therapy is used for the eradication of h pylori disease she may need to have a repeat course sometimes first course does not work. I f she still continue s to have pain then she needs to be reassessed by her GI doctor ...Read more

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I have peptic ulcer disease. I have terrible nausea and even worse abdominal pain, even after taking my prescribed medicine. Do i need an endoscopy?

I have peptic ulcer disease. I have terrible nausea and even worse abdominal pain, even after taking my prescribed medicine. Do i need an endoscopy?

Maybe: Perhaps, you are eating and drinking something that precipitate your heartburn- caffeinated drinks, alcohol, spicy foods, energy drinks. This could be the reason why you have continuous heartburn despite taking prilosec. Cut down on intake of these. Be tested for h pylori anitbody. In addition to prolosec, you may take antacids. If your symptoms are getting worse, consider having an endoscopy. ...Read more

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What are peptic ulcers?

Ulcer in stomach: It can be single, multiple, . In stomach, duodenum, at different anatomical location. Can involve mucosal layer, or all layers of stomach. Asymptomatic ones can be malignant. ...Read more

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Are peptic ulcers hereditary?

Are peptic ulcers hereditary?

Peptic ulcer factors: The are a lot of factors that can cause peptic ulcers including but not limited to increased acid secretion, medications, H.pylori infection. some of them are acquired but not necessarly all of them. You should consult your physician to be able to find the specific cause of peptic ulcer ...Read more

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What are possible causes of multiple peptic ulcers?

What are possible causes of multiple peptic ulcers?

Too much acid: Increase acid production related to stress can cause a stomach ulcer or skipping meals. Eating or drinking things that are stomach irritants like alcohol, spicy food, too much Aspirin or ibuprofen, smoking can all contribute to causing ulcers. ...Read more

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What are the best types of food to eat with peptic ulcers?

What are the best types of food to eat with peptic ulcers?

No data: No data to suggest that food can make a difference. Avoid food that makes your pain worse but no guidelines. ...Read more

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Are there other illnesses with symptoms similar to peptic ulcers?

Are there other illnesses with symptoms similar to peptic ulcers?

Dyspepsia problems: By "peptic" your question centers on diseases of the stomach of which there are many. These can be categorized as: problems with inflammation (e.g. Ulcers), with infection (e.g. H.Pylori or parasites), with motility (examples: gastroparesis, gastric outlet obstruction), with secretion (hyper or hypo-acidity), infiltrative (lymphoma, cancer), blood flow (gastropathies), functional dyspepsias, etc. ...Read more

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How long does peptic ulcers take to heal and how can I be sure they are gone?

How long does peptic ulcers take to heal and how can I be sure they are gone?

6 weeks: Most ulcers heal in 4 to 6 weeks. Stomach ulcers generally are either biopsied at the time of diagnosis or should be confirmed healed by repeat endoscopy eight weeks after diagnosis. ...Read more

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How should I prevent peptic ulcers?

How should I prevent peptic ulcers?

Avoid NSAIDs: 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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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


Dr. Sidney Vinson
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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