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32 years old male. Taking sucralafate 1mg twice daily. After EGD, found LA class II reflux, pyloric channel ulcer, antral gastritis. Recommendations?

 32 years old male. Taking sucralafate 1mg twice daily. After EGD, found LA class II reflux, pyloric channel ulcer, antral gastritis. Recommendations?

GERD/GASTRITIS/PUD: GERD/GASTRITIS CAN CAUSE BARRETS ESOPHAGUS AND POTENTIALLY CANCER: You need a history and physical. Labs including Hpylori Ab Ig G and M. Stool for hpylori x 3. I usually start with PROTONIX (pantoprazole) 40mg If symptoms persist ZANTAC 300mg qhs may be added. While work up is in progress Stay Gluten Free. Check if biopsy for H. pylori was done. If necessary get a second opinion. Carafate alone is not enough ...Read more

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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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Excessive saliva from pre-pyloric ulcer. Doctors gave meds but saliva doesn't decrease and has sour taste and can't sleep from it, how to treat?

Excessive saliva from pre-pyloric ulcer. Doctors gave meds but saliva doesn't decrease and has sour taste and can't sleep from it, how to treat?

There are no saliva: Glands in the stomach. It sounds like you are refluxing bile and or acid. You may need to be taking antacids or other such medications (zantac, pepcid, (famotidine) Omeprazole etc). ...Read more

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Endoscopy showed: severe pan-gastritis, pre-pyloric ulcer and bulbar duodenitis. Does this cause excessive saliva? And how to treat?

Endoscopy showed: severe pan-gastritis, pre-pyloric ulcer and bulbar duodenitis. Does this cause excessive saliva? And how to treat?

Ulcer and more: Yes they can cause excessive saliva. These problems certainly warrant medical attention. See the doctor who did your testing or your family doctor to continue your diagnostic tests and give you proper treatment. E.G. You may have a stomach infection with h.Pylori which is treated differently than other causes of ulcer. ...Read more

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I diagnosed gastroparesis, pyloric stenosis &nsaid induced ulcers. Had appendix/ gallbladder removed 7 days ago. New pain upper RT side abdomen why?

I diagnosed gastroparesis, pyloric stenosis &nsaid induced ulcers. Had appendix/ gallbladder removed 7 days ago. New pain upper RT side abdomen why?

Ruq pain: You have many different gastrointestinal issues. has your gall bladder been checked? Are you taking ulcer medicine? It sounds like you have to see your gastroenterologist again. ...Read more

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Does Xanax (alprazolam) worsen an H. Pyloric bacterial infection if you take it off & on to help as a sleep aid? I've been told it X helps & that it causes ulcers

Does Xanax (alprazolam) worsen an H. Pyloric bacterial infection if you take it off & on to help as a sleep aid? I've been told it X helps & that it causes ulcers

Nothing to do with i: Xanax (alprazolam) is a short acting benzodiazepines. It is good for anxiety. It can make you tired. There are better meds for sleep aids and has nothing to do with stomach ulcers. You may get them because you are very anxious about something. There are excellent treatments for stomach ulcers if you indeed have them. ...Read more

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Had a egd done dr said he found extra channel to small intestine he said probably from a ulcer i'm confused?

Had a egd done dr said he found extra channel to small intestine he said probably from a ulcer i'm confused?

A double pylorus: I suspect you have a "double pylorus". The pylorus is the part of the stomach leading to the first part of the small intestine (duodenal bulb). A double pylorus most commonly occurs as a result of a complication of an ulcer--the ulcer penetrates into the duodenal bulb creating a second opening to the small bowel. Less commonly a double pylorus is congenital meaning you were born with it. ...Read more

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How do I treat an ulcer?

Treating Ulcers: That would depend on what kind and what caused the ulcer. Many ulcers are in fact caused by an infection with helicobacter pylori or "h. Pylori". This treatment would include antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can ulcers heal completely?

Can ulcers heal completely?

Yes: You need to eliminate the cause of the ulcer, which is usually a result of pressure and/or lack of blood flow, edema. ...Read more

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What can be done for ulcers?

Biopsy: If they are biopsied for sign of cancer or infection those issues can be addressed. If uninfected & not malignant, acid suppression therapy & diet can be instituted. Consult with a medical practitioner. ...Read more

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What can I take for an ulcer?

What can I take for an ulcer?

PPI, H2B.: Proton pump inhibitors (prilosec, prevacid, etc), or h2 blockers (e.g. Zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid) usually do the trick. See your family physician to get checked for h. Pylori and determine if you need eradication therapy along with ppi. ...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