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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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Excuse me..Is there a relationship between stomach ulcers and severe tonsillitis pain ???

Excuse me..Is there a relationship between stomach ulcers and severe tonsillitis pain ???

Throat pain: Greetings. The common link to the two is probably GERD or acid reflux. When stomach ulcers occur, there is commonly an excess stomach acid present. If this acid reflexes up into your esophagus all the way to your throat, it can lead to throat and even tonsillar pain. ...Read more

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What's the difference between severe gastritis and ulcers?

What's the difference between severe gastritis and ulcers?

Differences: Anytime you see a word with the suffix "itis" in medicine it means inflammation of whatever came before it, so gastritis means inflammation of the lining of the stomach (gastric). An ulcer on the other hand is an erosion, a pit or depression in the wall of the stomach lining. A few decades ago an Australian doctor guessed that ulcers were caused by an infection, proved it on himself, got Nobel Pri ...Read more

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Ive had severe nausa all day long If I have coffee in morning,lunch supper or wake up in the morning Nausea maybe ulcer ,?

Ive had severe nausa all day long If I have coffee in morning,lunch supper or wake up in the morning Nausea maybe ulcer ,?

Nausea: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, it could be gastritis, Peptic ulcer, Hpylori infection, among others. If you are interested, we can investigate it further, I need to have more history before coming to a conclusion. Thank you ...Read more

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My wife wakes up and tells me she has severe stomach/Abdomin pain. When she stands it's a little less pain, when she sits it hurts worse. Ulcer maybe?

My wife wakes up and tells me she has severe stomach/Abdomin pain. When she stands it's a little less pain, when she sits it hurts worse. Ulcer maybe?

Needs to see doctor: Any severe abdominal pain should be evaluated by a health care professional as soon as possible. It can be difficult to distinguish an ulcer from other conditions such as gallbladder disease, pancreatic disease, appendicitis, vascular disease, or other causes. If she is actively having severe pain, would recommend going to ER for further evaluation. ...Read more

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My 21 month old has had hfmd 4 times within 6 months with each time being as severe as the last. Specifically; ulcers in the mouth. Is this normal?

My 21 month old has had hfmd 4 times within 6 months with each time being as severe as the last. Specifically; ulcers in the mouth. Is this normal?

Unlikely to be HFMD: Recurrent Hand Foot Mouth Disease (HFMD) is rare -and four recurrences seems even more unusual. I wonder if another disease could be at work and this should be investigated. Other diseases can cause oral ulcers including inflammatory and immunologic diseases - so I would want an ID specialist and/or a rheumatologist to weigh in on your child's case. I think you need a definitive diagnosis here. ...Read more

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I don't think I have stomach ulcer but I get severe and sharp pains in my stomach most often why is that?

I don't think I have stomach ulcer but I get severe and sharp pains in my stomach most often why is that?

Possible ulcer?: Pain is a warning sign, so your symptoms signal a problem. How serious the problem and what organ(s) is(are) involved will be determined by appropriate medical evaluation--see your doctor. In the meantime, if you're taking nsaid's (aleve, advil)--discontinue them now, since you may be describing early signs of an ulcer and these drugs may be a contributant. ...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