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How prevalent are stomach ulcers in teens?

How prevalent are stomach ulcers in teens?

I've never seen it: I am sure there are a few out there. However, I have had a busy practice for 3 decades and never seen a confirmed case. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

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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Can serial aspirin for polycythemia cause ulcers in the terminal ileum?

Can serial aspirin for polycythemia cause ulcers in the terminal ileum?

Yes...: ...but so can lots of other things like Crohn's disease, Behcet's, infection, etc. What tests have you had and have the ulcers been biopsied to assist in diagnosis? ...Read more

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How common is gastritis or stomach inflammation in young patients (early 20's)?

How common is gastritis or stomach inflammation in young patients (early 20's)?

Not uncommon: Certain things might make gastritis more common in a 20 year old, including alcohol use / abuse and use or over use of anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, naproxyn, etc...) some times an infection is to blame. Other times genetics play a role. A doctor can help identify why gastritis is there and begin to treat it. ...Read more

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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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Can chronic gastritis causes GERD or increase in acid in stomach?

Can chronic gastritis causes GERD or increase in acid in stomach?

No: Gastritis can be caused by either increased acid production or a breakdown of the barrier lining if the stomach, but not the other way around. This may be caused by the bacteria h. Pylon. Gerd is a problem with too much stomach contents going he wrong way up in to the esophagus causing heartburn and regurgitation. See a gastroenterologist or your primary care provider or more info. ...Read more

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Ulcers: Does moderate spicy sauces and snacks usually result in ulcers among the general population?

Ulcers: Does moderate spicy sauces and snacks usually result in ulcers among the general population?

No.: This does not even happen among special populations. Stomach ulcers in the main are caused by infection with Helicobacter Pylori or by use of non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs. There are several other causes but they are not as common as those above. Spicy foods may make you feel like you have an ulcer, but they do not cause them. ...Read more

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Can gastritis , ulcers, or acid indigestion lead to cancer?

Can gastritis , ulcers, or acid indigestion lead to cancer?

Very rarely, yes: It is very uncommon but there are certain types of stomach inflammation that are potentially pre-cancerous. ...Read more

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Are nose ulcers in lupus patients common?

Are nose ulcers in lupus patients common?

Nasal ulceration: Nasal ulcers can occur in either discoid or systemic lupus. They can be very painful and sometimes get infected. See your rheumatologist who might want you to visit with an ear, nose and throat doctor for continued care. ...Read more

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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

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Can chronic sinusitis cause digestive diseases such as pain in stomach, bloating, acid refulx?What are the diagonsis can confirm chronic sinusitis?

Can chronic sinusitis cause digestive diseases such as pain in stomach, bloating, acid refulx?What are the diagonsis can confirm chronic sinusitis?

Chronic Sinusitis: Hello, yes chronic sinusitis can be linked with gerd, stomach pain and bloating from swallowing infected post nasal drainage or possibly from a food allergy link. A ct scan is the gold standard to correctly diagnose sinus disease however a careful history and examination is most important. See your ENT doctor for confirmation. ...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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Does Carafate (sucralfate) help heal ulcer from non-infectious ulcer (i.E. Prior pancreatitis damage) in stomach/upper intestine for non-alcohol drinker. ?

Does Carafate (sucralfate) help heal ulcer from non-infectious ulcer (i.E. Prior pancreatitis damage) in stomach/upper intestine for non-alcohol drinker. ?

Yes: Carafate (sucralfate) heals ulcers no matter the cause. It coats the stomach where the ulcer is located and protects the stomach from the acid environment. You would be wise to add an h2 blocker such as ranitidine as well. ...Read more

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What are some rare stomach diseases in younger adults?

What are some rare stomach diseases in younger adults?

Stomach diseases: There are textbooks which are several thousand pages long describing stomach diseases. You must be more specific about what kind of symptoms you are wondering about for us to answer this question in a meaningful way. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can ulcerative colitis and tropical sprue sometimes occur Together.Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and inflammation in small intestine due to e.coli?

Can ulcerative colitis and tropical sprue sometimes occur Together.Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and inflammation in small intestine due to e.coli?

Depends: Ulcerative colitis can affect the terminal ileum and if that is the only part of small intestine affected, there is no need to invoke a second disease. This should best be discussed with your doctor who has more information about your health. ...Read more

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How rare are stomach and / or colorectal cancer occurances in teenagers?

How rare are stomach and / or colorectal cancer occurances in teenagers?

Fewer than 1%: Of stomach or colon cancers occur in teens. Familial genetic risks may increase personal risk, but it is not a national problem. ...Read more

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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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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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more