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Perforated Stomach Ulcer Symptoms
Ulcer: With stomach ulcer the pain gets worse with food, with small intestine ulcer the pain is worse while hungry and in the middle of the night. The most common causes of user is H Pylori infection, Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory medications like Motrin, Smoking and Alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No set time: We are unable to say how long it takes for ulcer to perforate- most of the time if someone perforates- they did not know they had an ulcer. It is depends on the cause of the ulcer and how much exposure the lining of stomach is getting from it- like alcohol, nsaids, aspirin, steroids, etc. Also if the bacteria assoc w ulcers if present is treated and how thick the lining of your stomach is. ...Read more
Acute abdomen: Death from internal bleeding, infection, peritonitis can be seen following a perforated stomach/ulver. Sometimes the diagnosis can be missed at first as the initial presentation may mimic less life threatening conditions. This is a surgical emergency. ...Read more
Yes: Dear Girish, Vomiting can increase the pressure in your stomach and if there is an ulcer the blood vessels can pop and cause you to bleed or perforate. If you have a stomach ulcer your physician should have you on a proton pump inhibitor. Please avoid alcohol or NSAIDs as these can make ulcers worse. Please seek care from a doctor if you have pain or any kind of bleeding. ...Read more
Had stomach ulcer 6 or more months ago, would drinking soda now be risky? Can soda cause ulcers to perforate/bleed?
Not risky: We know that most ulcers are not caused by door or stomach acid, but by a bacteria which leads to gastritis. Soda won't cause ulcers. I suggest you moderate your intake, of course. You can have too much of a good thing. I am assuming you're following up with your doctors. If not, do so. Good luck. ...Read more
Could a stomach ulcer from using celebrex (celecoxib) be asymptomatic perforate suddenly and cause pancreatits?
No: Aortic wall is thick enough to withstand the acid from perforated ulcer. There will be a lot of symptoms from perforated ulcer before it would affect the aorta, if ever. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Pain. Blood. See doc: Ulcers uncommon in your age group unless you have been taking non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs. Generally symptoms are a "gnawing" deep pain in the mid/upper abdomen which often is partially relieved with food, but might actually get worse. Sometimes you can have nausea and vomit blood or have blood in the stool. If you think you have an ulcer you should see your doc. ...Read more
Yes: Most ulcers are induodenum not stomach; most are caused by bacterial infection with h. Pylori; some caused by meds like Aspirin and nsaids; rare other causes. Symptoms can come and go, esp in h pylori cases that are untreated (with antibiotics). Recurring symptoms need to be checked out to make sure something more serious (like cancer) isn't the cause. ...Read more
Stomach pain : Discomfort in the upper stomach after eating, burning sensation, bloating, sometimes with nausea. In some cases "hunger pains" early in the morning or need to eat snacks throughout the day. In the case of a bleeding ulcer a main warning sign is black and tarry stool or throwing up blood either red or rusty or "coffee grounds". If this happens see a doctor or go to an emergency room immediately. ...Read more
We don't have the: background information. Suggest that you discuss this further with your physician. ...Read more
I have a stomach ulcer & my dr. Said I have anxiety from the symptoms i told him im feeling. Can having an ulcer trigger these anxiety feeling i get?
Sure thing!: Just to hear a 19 yr old has an ulcer makes me anxious! know that there are very effective treatments and you need to follow closely and make sure that ulcer is completely healed within 6-8 weeks of treatment. ...Read more
Pain and bleeding: An ulcer can present with pain in your upper abdomen, or a burning sensation. You can also vomit blood or have black or bloody stool. However, some people have an ulcer and have no symptoms. See your doctor and get evaluated to see if you have one. If you have severe pain, dizziness and/or black or bloody stools, that is an emergency and go to the ER (never drive if dizzy or in severe pain). ...Read more
Let me help you: The major symptom of an ulcer is a burning or gnawing feeling in the stomach area that lasts between 30 minutes and 3 hours. This pain is often interpreted as heartburn, indigestion or hunger. The pain usually occurs in the upper abdomen, but sometimes it may occur below the breastbone. But sometimes it may occur below the breastbone. In some individuals the pain occurs immediately after eating. ...Read more
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