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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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My mom in hospital 30 days. Signs, symptoms of peptic ulcer's. Ruptured. Bleed to death there. It was known but not mentioned. Avoidable. Why was surgery, treatment, advising not done? Thanks.

My mom in hospital 30 days.  Signs, symptoms of peptic ulcer's.   Ruptured.  Bleed to death there.  It was known but not mentioned.  Avoidable.  Why was surgery, treatment, advising not done?  Thanks.

I am very sorry: I am truly so sorry for your loss. Understanding why may help ease the hurt, anger. Active bleeding ulcers can have a 10-14 percent mortality, & esophageal perforation, producing even greater rates. Medicine that prevent bleeding from stopping, such as motrin, don't help the situation. Making sure nothing congenital present, like a bleeding disorder, may help prevent this tragedy from recurring. ...Read more

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Are there other illnesses with symptoms similar to peptic ulcers?

Are there other illnesses with symptoms similar to peptic ulcers?

Dyspepsia problems: By "peptic" your question centers on diseases of the stomach of which there are many. These can be categorized as: problems with inflammation (e.g. Ulcers), with infection (e.g. H.Pylori or parasites), with motility (examples: gastroparesis, gastric outlet obstruction), with secretion (hyper or hypo-acidity), infiltrative (lymphoma, cancer), blood flow (gastropathies), functional dyspepsias, etc. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of peptic ulcer disease?

What are common symptoms of peptic ulcer disease?

Pain, nausea: Most ulcers are probably asymptomatic but common symptoms include mid upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and black tarry stools. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of peptic ulcer?

Stomach Pain: Most common symptom of peptic ulcer is having burning pain in your upper abdomen that is worse when you haven't eaten and gets temporarily better with food. See this link for more information: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/peptic-ulcer/ds00242. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease the symptoms of a peptic ulcer?

What can I do to ease the symptoms of a peptic ulcer?

Acid reducing meds: Also known as proton pump inhibitors like Omeprazole etc. Are recommended for the treatment of ulcers. Otc antacids may help with short term symptom relief but will not heal ulcers. If h. Pylori bacterium is present you will need antibiotics as well. Avoid any nsaids, or Aspirin and make sure you eat light avoiding heavy, spicy and acidic foods, including citrus, sodas, caffeine, alcohol & smoking. ...Read more

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How are symptoms different between gastritis and gastric/peptic ulcer?

How are symptoms different between gastritis and gastric/peptic ulcer?

They can overlap.: Some symptoms of gastritis and gastric ulcer can be the same - abdominal pain and discomfort. Some times an ulcer can cause more severe pain and if it is causing bleeding people will have black bowel movements or "melena " as a result. Sometimes an evaluation by a physician with lab work and possibly EGD (scope to look in stomach to visualize esophagus and stomach lining) is the only way to tell ...Read more

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I am experiencing symptoms of a peptic ulcer. How long should I take OTC Prilosec for it?

I am experiencing symptoms of a peptic ulcer. How long should I take OTC Prilosec for it?

Peptic ulcer?: since you didn't specify the symptoms, it's not clear exactly what you're treating. If you're having upper digestive tract pain or burning, I would not use OTC Prilosec for longer than two weeks. If your pain persists after two weeks of the medication, see your doctor. Good luck. ...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. Sidney Vinson
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Peptic Ulcer (Definition)

Peptic ulcer is a condition in which there is corrosion of the surface of the stomach and/or first part of the small intestine. Symptoms include upper abdominal pain, nausea, ...Read more