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Doctor insights on: Post Surgery Stomach Ulcers

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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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If I have an ulcer, will i need lap band revision surgery? I'm nervous about having lap band revision surgery on my stomach. Is this kind of surgery usually successful? Is it any riskier than my original surgery? .

If I have an ulcer, will i need lap band revision surgery? I'm nervous about having lap band revision surgery on my stomach. Is this kind of surgery usually successful? Is it any riskier than my original surgery? 

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Although : Although the situation you describe is unclear, it seems that you may have had a lap band and now found to have an ulcer near the area of the band and that you have been suggested to have this revised. If indeed this is the case, you should consider whether you have taken medications that may have increased the risk for stomach ulceration, such as the use of Aspirin or steroids. It that is not the case and the ulcer is near the vicinity of the lap band, then one should consider whether this is a lap band erosion, which can occur if the reservoir is overfilled, incorrectly placed, or other events, such as prolonged vomiting may have preceded this. As this occurs in about 3-5% of cases, it is not common, but the treatment will require removal of the lap band. In this case, another lap band is not usually recommended, but rather consideration to conversion to another bariatric procedure, such as sleeve gastrectomy, after the ulcer is healed. ...Read more

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I want to do a myomectomy but i also have a stomach ulcer. Is it dangerous to do surgery?

I want to do a myomectomy but i also have a stomach ulcer. Is it dangerous to do surgery?

Stomach ulcer: Your physician might want to treat your ulcer and allow it to heal before you undergo the additional stress of surgery. It's important to be in as good shape as you can at all times, but especially before an elective surgery. ...Read more

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What blood thinner can I take after my carotid surgery if stomach ulcers make it impossible for me to take aspirin?

What blood thinner can I take after my carotid surgery if stomach ulcers make it impossible for me to take aspirin?

It depends: Generally Aspirin is still safe in those with a history ulcers so long as acid medications such as omeprazole, nexium, (esomeprazole) protonix, prevacid, etc are taken along with it to prevent recurrence. You should have taken a similar medication to heal the ulcer. If you are allergic to Aspirin or intolerant for some other reason a medication such as Plavix may be reasonable. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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If I have had surgery for a bleeding ulcer in my stomach is it possible that it may start bleeding again?

If I have had surgery for a bleeding ulcer in my stomach is it possible that it may start bleeding again?

Yes: Although not common, recurrence is a possibility. Be prudent and use antacids and follow a diet that will not promote ulceration. Also be sure that you have been tested for h pylori. ...Read more

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How can i heal an ulcer without needing surgery?

How can i heal an ulcer without needing surgery?

Healing ulcers: i assume you are discussing stomach ulcer. Most are related to H pylori infection so would treat H pylori, you can test for it with a breath test at labcorp or Quest Surgery is usually reserved if unresponsive or bleeding Also while healing no alcohol no motrin or aleve (naproxen) or or ibuprofen or asa, avoid caffeine spicy foods. F/u/ with gastroenterologist ...Read more

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What happens when you get surgery for an esophagus ulcer?

What happens when you get surgery for an esophagus ulcer?

Hmm: Surgery usually is endoscopic with a camera. This is usually a simple outpatient procedure. ...Read more

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What to do if I have surgery for non-healing gastric ulcers?

What to do if I have surgery for non-healing gastric ulcers?

Break-thru ulcers...: ...despite appropriate acid suppression warrant consideration for cause. Further testing is often pursued, followed by an extended treatment course, but ultimately non-healing gastric ulcerations require in many cases surgical intervention. ...Read more

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Going to get surgery for gallblader but surgen said if pain continues i'll get referd to a gastroligist i might have ulcer if so cna i cure it natural?

Going to get surgery for gallblader but surgen said if pain continues i'll get referd to a gastroligist i might have ulcer if so cna i cure it natural?

No resection needed: I assume the GB is being removed because of cholecystitis with stones. If this improves symptoms then no further GI evaluation. If pain persists and work up shows ulcer disease, antibiotics for H. pylori and meds to reduce acid secretion as well as diet should suffice. ...Read more

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Can an aphthous ulcer on the clitoris cause the clitoral hood to attach and cover the clitoris? If so, is it reversible without surgery?

Needs further eval: Was this ulcer cultured for std, was this ulcer a result of trauma(scratching) is there an underlying skin condition called lichen planus or/and lichen sclerosus. These conditions are treatable and can reverse the changes that you refer to. But needs to be well evaluated to begin with. ...Read more

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I had a hole in my bowel and a ulcer and my galbladder was removed i was in surgery for 4 hours i have 25 staples how long dose my staples stay in?

I had a hole in my bowel and a ulcer and my galbladder was removed i was in surgery for 4 hours i have 25 staples how long dose my staples stay in?

Your surgeon will: determine how long the staples need to stay in place. Usually 10 to 14 days but it is variable depending on your clinical condition and body build. Ask when you go in for your next post operative visit. ...Read more

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I had my wisdom tooth surgery around a week ago. Somehow ulcers formed on the area itself & it hurts a lot that i can't eat. Can i apply bonjela on it?

I had my wisdom tooth surgery around a week ago. Somehow ulcers formed on the area itself & it hurts a lot that i can't eat. Can i apply bonjela on it?

See your surgeon: It is better to have the surgeon take a look at it. There might be an edge of bone or a tiny piece of broken tooth poking though, causing the irritation. If so, topical ointments will not solve the problem. ...Read more

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How to heal an anastomosis ulcer my daughter had a bad surgery due to a missed diagnosis of burst appendix had it for three weeks. Developed this ulce?

How to heal an anastomosis ulcer my daughter had a bad surgery due to a missed diagnosis of burst appendix had it for three weeks. Developed this ulce?

Not sure..: The diagnosis of anastomosis ulcer for an appendix should be clarified for you. During an appendectomy there isn't usually an anastomosis. So question your surgeon to explain this to you better... Did she have part of colon removed or just the appendix? Even if had her colon removed an ulcer of a colon anastomosis is an unusual diagnosis. ...Read more

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Gi docs: i'm newly diagnosis w duplication cyst on my esophagus. It hurts like an ulcer. I hear surgery is major. Your opinion? Surgery vs watch.

Gi docs: i'm newly diagnosis w duplication cyst on my esophagus.  It hurts like an ulcer. I hear surgery is major. Your opinion? Surgery vs watch.

Probably surgery: If having pain related to duplication cyst probably need surgery, in adults when duplication cysts symptomatic, difficulty eating, reflux, or back pain can occur.Cysts can hemorrhage, rupture, and get infected. Once symptoms begin usually do not resolve. Complete surgical resection is the standard treatment even in patients with asymptmatic cysts. Thoracotomy or thoracoscopy can be used to remove. ...Read more

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I undergo to surgery last 21/2 years ago in cholecystectomy now i feel the same pain when im not undergo to surgery I have also gastric ulcer in 7y?

Ulcer: It is likely that you have a recurrent ulcer or gastritis . Please get a referral to a gastroenterologist to take your medical history and examine you and make a diagnosis so they can treat you. ...Read more

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How long does a bleeding ulcer surgery take?

How long does a bleeding ulcer surgery take?

Depends: Many times surgery for a bleeding ulcer is being done as an emergency surgery. Depending on how much surgery is needed, ulcer repair or resection of the bleeding part, the operation can be 1 to 2 hours or longer. ...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


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