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Doctor insights on: Peptic Ulser

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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 are peptic ulcers?

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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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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Difference between gastric ulcer and gastric erosion?

The definition: Ulcer is defined as erosion greater than half a centimeter. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What causes duodenal ulcer?

Duodenal Ulcers: The most common cause of duodenal ulcer is a stomach infection associated with the helicobacter pylori (h pylori) bacteria. Other risk factors for duodenal ulcers include overuse of alcohol, tobacco, and medications such as Aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). Severe illness has also been implicated as a risk factor in the development of duodenal ulcer. ...Read more

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Is gluten bad for ulcer healing? (Stomach ulcer)

That depends: Upon whether or not you have a gluten sensitivity/allergy, celiac sprue or not. If you are someone who suffers with celiac sprue (gluten allergy) then yes, you need to avoid products containing gluten. If you have an ulcer due to Helicobacter pylori infection then you will need to heal up with treatment and time. Assuming you have had an endoscopy. Be sure to discuss with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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How is a duodenal ulcer different from stomach ulcer?

How is a duodenal ulcer different from stomach ulcer?

Location: One is in the small intestine and the other in the stomach. Duodenal ulcers are also more likely to be a consequence of hpylori. ...Read more

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What foods aggravate stomach ulcers and/or gall bladder problems?

What foods aggravate stomach ulcers and/or gall bladder problems?

Different ones: Stomach ulcer symptoms are made worse by lack of food in the stomach & made worse with alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen, etc. Often eating some food improves ulcer symptoms. Opposite in gallbladder conditon, as eating fried, fatty & greasy foods causes gallbladder symptoms to get worse. ...Read more

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Could Plavix (clopidogrel) cause erosive gastritis?

Could Plavix (clopidogrel) cause erosive gastritis?

Usually not, but:: The website eHealthMe reports that of 67,468 patients taking Plavix only 153 people (0.23%) reported gastritis as a side effect. Some of these patients were also taking other medications well known to cause gastritis, such as aspirin and Celebrex (celecoxib). Thus, if you are taking Plavix and have developed gastritis, it's likely that something else is responsible. ...Read more

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Can Prilosec heal dyspepsia or indigestion?

Can Prilosec heal dyspepsia or indigestion?

Yes.: Prilosec is a medication known as a proton pump inhibitor. It functions by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach. Acid is the irritant that can cause dyspepsia or indigestion, and removing or reducing this irritant can be helpful. However, it is best to see your doctor before starting this so that other possible causes to dyspepsia can be ruled out. ...Read more

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What are stomach ulcer symptoms?

What are stomach ulcer symptoms?

Abdominal Pain: Nausea, vomiting are some of the vely symptoms. Ulcers can also be relatively painless, and present just as bleeding. Stools can become black, tarry and foul smelling- reflecting the presence of blood. If this should happen, see a dr. Immediately. ...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 Crohn's disease cause stomach ulcers?

Can Crohn's disease cause stomach ulcers?

Yes: Crohns disease can affect any portion of the GI tract from the mouth to the rectum. ...Read more

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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


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