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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe: Since it does not mess up with the gastric mucosa /acid ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers