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What are symptoms of a duodenal ulcer?

What are symptoms of a duodenal ulcer?

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

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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What are the symptoms of a duodenal ulcer compared to a stomach ulcer?

What are the symptoms of a duodenal ulcer compared to a stomach ulcer?

Relieved by food: Burning epigastric pain 90 min-3 hours after meals relieved by food is probably the most distinguishing symptom of duodenal ulcer. Other symptoms, like weight loss, blood in stool can be seen. Apparently gastric ulcer is made worse by or unrelated to food. ...Read more

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Are extreme bloating and a burning feeling in the center of your abdomen symptoms of a duodenal ulcer?

Yes they could: These can certainly be symptoms of an ulcer. You should have a thorough exam including an endoscopy as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is eating carrot worsening symptoms of duodenal ulcer?

Is eating carrot worsening symptoms of duodenal ulcer?

No: It should not as long as your are taking medication to heal the ulcer. Avoid too much alcohol, spicy food and medications like aspirin, aleve, (naproxen) Ibuprofen ect. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of duodenal ulcer vs. A stomach ulcer?

About the same: Regardless of size or location, if you really have an ulcer (found by x-ray or endoscopy) please seek doctor's advice. Even small ulcers can bleed (sometimes massively), perforate, obstruct stomach emptying. Sometimes, an ulcer can form in a cancer so to avoid this possibility it is important to make sure at least gastric ulcer actually heals. Relief of ulcer symptoms doesn't always mean healing. ...Read more

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What's the least invasive way to test for duodenal ulcer? my symptoms point to it, but i have conditions that make sedation risky do want to avoid it.

Upper GI: Endoscopy, as you likely know, is the best way to diagnose duodenal ulcer. The second best way is an upper gastrointestinal (UGI) x-ray using swallowed barium sulfate as a contrast agent. The latter does not require sedation. ...Read more

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What causes duodenal ulcer?

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 more

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What is active duodenal ulcer?

What is active duodenal ulcer?

Currently ongoing: Active means that it is actually ongoing at this time. As opposed to a resolved, or healed ulcer. The difference can be seen on direct visualization by a procedure known as gastro-esophageal-duodenoscopy, or EGD for short ...Read more

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What are the tests for duodenal ulcer?

What are the tests for duodenal ulcer?

Endoscopy: Has largely replaced less clear contrast barium swallows. ...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


Dr. Philip Woodworth
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Duodenal Ulcer (Definition)

Duodenal ulcers are areas of damage to the tissue lining of the duodenum, which is the region of the digestive tract just beyond the stomach. Usually the ulcers are caused by excessive ...Read more