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What is the treatment for a perforated duodenal ulcer?

What is the treatment for a perforated duodenal ulcer?

Surgery: Perforated doudenal ulcer is a surgical emergency and needs surgical intervention, as the ulcer can burn through the wall of the stomach and it is life threatening and needs surgical intervention and fluid replacement. ...Read more

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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Losing a massive amount of red blood through rectum and vomiting after an oversewing of a perforated duodenal ulcer. What could it be? Please advice.

Losing a massive amount of red blood through rectum and vomiting after an oversewing of a perforated duodenal ulcer. What could it be? Please advice.

Red blood: Red blood passed rectally comes from lower in the intestinal tract-usually the colon. Bleeding from the duodenum produces black tarry stools. Red rectal blood may be from diverticulosis, hemorrhoids,inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis or from tumors in the rectum or colon. A gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon are best to evaluate you. You should go to the hospital emergency rm ...Read more

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Two years ago, underwent surgery perforated duodenal ulcer. After surgery yellowed eyes. Examined liver healthy. Elevated bilirubin in the blood. No k?

Two years ago, underwent surgery perforated duodenal ulcer. After surgery yellowed eyes. Examined liver healthy. Elevated bilirubin in the blood. No k?

What is your health?: If liver is healthy now, and you are in good health now then yellow eyes after emergency GI surgery was transient/normal. During recovery the liver processes hematoma left over from bleeding. Yellow eyes, high blood bilirubin occur commonly as the liver works. It often takes time before you are ready to review and learn what happened to you during an emergency. Ok to ask your doc. ...Read more

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What is active duodenal ulcer?

What is active duodenal ulcer?

Currently ongoing: Active means that it is actually ongoing at this time. As opposed to a resolved, or healed ulcer. The difference can be seen on direct visualization by a procedure known as gastro-esophageal-duodenoscopy, or EGD for short ...Read more

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What are the tests for duodenal ulcer?

What are the tests for duodenal ulcer?

Endoscopy: Has largely replaced less clear contrast barium swallows. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a duodenal ulcer?

What are symptoms of a duodenal ulcer?

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

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What sort of disorder is duodenal ulcer?

What sort of disorder is duodenal ulcer?

Ulcer: A duodenal ulcer is an ulcer located in the first part of the small intestine, right after the stomach. This can be caused by many things, most commonly from NSAID use (e.g. Advil, (ibuprofen) motrin, aspirin) and bacterial infections (e.g. Helicobacter pylori). These are treated by endoscopy and acid blocking medications. ...Read more

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I have a duodenal ulcer , what can I drink?

Water,sodas: You can drink water milk noncarbonated drinks.No alcohol and acidic fruit juices .You can drink tea or coffee in moderation.I hope you are being treated for h pylori infection with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is eating carrot worsening symptoms of duodenal ulcer?

No: It should not as long as your are taking medication to heal the ulcer. Avoid too much alcohol, spicy food and medications like aspirin, aleve, (naproxen) Ibuprofen ect. ...Read more

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What is the best diet components suitable for duodenal ulcer patient?

What is the best diet components suitable for duodenal ulcer patient?

Ulcer diet: Avoid fried food, greasy or fatty food, dairy, and spicy products. Stay on bland food with simple carbs like rice, pasta, bread and skinless chicken or turkey. No caffeine or alcohol or sodas. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how a gastic ulcer differ from a duodenal ulcer please ?

Location: gastric ulcer is in the stomach, duodenal ulcer is in the duodenum (small intestine). the risk factors to get them are usually the same, they both have the same type of complications (bleeding, pain, etc). ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can a gastic ulcer differ from a duodenal ulcer please ?

Can somebody tell me how can a gastic ulcer differ from a duodenal ulcer please ?

Yes: Gastric ulcer is in the stomach. Duodenal ulcer is in the small bowel. They can both bleed, cause pain. The reasons for having them are similar (most commonly pain meds such as nsaids or aspirin, and a bacteria called hpylori). ...Read more

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What healthy snaks should I eat between meals ?Kindly be informed I have a duodenal ulcer .

Snacks: First thing to do, given that you have an ulcer, is to quit smoking, regardless of how little you smoke. Then, when considering snacks, check out healthy protein, just a small portion will do, fruits, veggies & high fiber foods. A small handful of nuts is a great snack as it incorporates protein, fiber & healthy oils, too. I don't know about egypt, but greek yogurt is all the rage here in states. ...Read more

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I had a duodenal ulcer about 15 years ago and have anxiety issues, can I still get an ulcer?

Yes: Anyone can get an ulcer. Anxiety itself is not a specific cause though. Bacteria such as h. Pylori, use of excess Aspirin or Ibuprofen type medications, cigarette smoking, and alcohol intake can all increase risks of peptic ulcer. There are medications that you can take & tests your doctor can order. ...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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What can you eat if you have duodenal ulcer?

No real restrictions: my only suggestion would be to avoid "NSAIDs" (such as motrin, aleve, (naproxen) advil, naprosyn) and avoid alcohol. no dietary restrictions otherwise. ...Read more

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Is cooked maize cobs diet for duodenal ulcer?

Is cooked  maize cobs diet for duodenal ulcer?

Duodenal ulcer: Most duodenal ulcers are caused by an infection. You should see your doctor about the cause of your ulcer and treatment. If you have an infection , diet alone will not help you heal. ...Read more

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How long should it take to heal a duodenal ulcer?

4-6 weeks: Need to work up the cause of the ulcer. Most commonly related to the bacteria h.Pylori. Need to have medical follow up to be sure the infection is eradicated. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Duodenal ulcer?

Duodenal ulcer: Any break in the lining mucosa of the first portion of the small intestine. ...Read more

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


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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