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Peptic Vs Duodenal Ulcer
Easily. An ulcer is: an erosion of tissue. Vomiting is a symptom under control from mind?brain?body; no reliable relationship between tissue erosions & symptomos, including to the point of fatal bleeding. ...Read more
Gastric: Ulcers of the three you list are more likely to be malignant. ...Read more
It will heal: Ulcers of the stomach and duodenum heal with time. Prilosec and similar meds will accelerate the healing process. Important to be sure you do not have an infection with a bacterial called h. Pylori. If so, then antibiotics will be necessary to eradicate it. Also, you should avoid taking asa or anti-inflammatory medications e.g. Ibuprofen, Motrin as these will impede the healing process. ...Read more
36 yr old male w/ pressure in upper abdomen right below the sternum. The ER doc said it could be a peptic ulcer. Taking Prilosec & galviscon. 1 wk later still pressure & feels better lying flat.
Burning pain, nausea: Gnawing pain, discomfort that persists, nausea, general malaise....Pain may be in mid upper abdomen, but also could radiate toward the sides, and even thru to the back. If take simple over the counter antacids and it goes away, fine. But if it persists, and you have to keep taking them daily, not fine. Get thee to the doc. ...Read more