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Small Intestine Ulcers Causes
Hi I have been suffering with ulcer on my small intestine Dr but me on pantoprazol 40mg two times a day it's been 3weeks know and I'm still hurting?
Ulcer: If this ulcer was the cause of your pain it usually would be improving by now on pantoprazole. If you have been taking the medicine regularly and are not improving, you should return to your doctor for further advice. Good luck. ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
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
Colonoscopy found tiny ulcers in my small intestine doc questioning if Crohn's can this be if after iron infusion I now have normal CBC and iron level?
Small or large?: Doesn't really make a lot of difference, but I suspect colonoscopy found ulcers in large intestine and your doc felt they might look like crohn's. A good response to iron infusion does not change any of the thinking about whether those lesions are crohn's like. The biopsy should give a lot more information. ...Read more
Brother has polycythemia vera and on serial baby aspirin. Developed ulcers in small intestine. Can he substitute the baby aspirin with something else?
Try flexible dosing: Consider enteric coated baby aspirin and always take with food, never on an empty stomach. You may consider taking the aspirin less frequently ie. Every other day or 3 times a week. ...Read more
Can a stomach ulcer cause bowel problems? Constipation/loose stool/cramping/gurgling/bloating/pain in lower left abdomen?
No: All GI complaints mentioned are totally unrelated to a stomach ulcer. The latter produces upper midline abdominal pain relieved by food or antiacids and if perforating posteriorly into lesser sac, the space behind the stomach, back pain develops. Constipation or loose stool related to diet or inflammation of bowel and if in sigmoid colon with diverticular disease. Lt. lower abodiminal pain noted ...Read more
What can cause ulcers in middle section of small intestine? Accompanied by blood & mucous in poo. With stomach cramps
Small intestines: Lesions in the small intestine are difficult to diagnose and often the patient has to swallow a camera like capsule to demonstrate it. Causes of ulcerations there can be difficult to identify. Medications like aspirin, Advil and Aleve are causes. Sometimes the bleeding lesion is caused by a vascular malformation which simply bleeds like a nose bleed. Your gastroenterologist is best qualified ...Read more
What can cause stools fully covered/wrapped in mucus with blood & stomach cramps often worsened by eating? Confirmed ulcers in middle of small bowel.
Faecal Calprotectin result of 101 mg/kg. Ulcers found in small intestines with wireless endoscopy tablet too. What does this mean?
I presume you are: A parent asking about the results of your 4 year old child.Both of these results suggest inflammatory bowel disease, likely Crohn's Disease in the small intestine.Fecal calprotectin is a measurement of neutrophils/white blood cells in the intestinal lining which is associated with inflammation as is ulceration. I presume the doctor that performed/ordered these tests is advising you and can explain ...Read more
Can ulcers in the stomach, duodenum, and/or intestines cause these locations to become permeable to any degree?
Yes: Ulcers are the result of the loss of the normal protective lining...Permeability will increase until the ulcer heals. ...Read more
OTC meds?: First be sure the diagnosis is confirmed by a doctor. There is a bacteria that can cause stomach ulcers and you should be checked for this. If that is negative then OTC meds that can be used include ranitidine (Zantac), Omeprazole (Prilosec), Pantoprazole (protonix), tums (calcium carbonate). ...Read more
I had a diagnostic colonoscopy done due to bleeding and they found 2 ulcers in my intestines. Biopsies came back good what is the cause and treatment?
NSAID, etc.: The most common reason for ulcers in the intestines is from nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (nsaids, ibuprofen, naproxen, et.). Other possibilities include crohn's disease, or many other possibilities, including infections. If this is NSAID induced, the treatment is avoidance of nsaids. If this is infection, it will resolve. But if it's crohn's, you need specific medical therapy. ...Read more
I have an infection in my stomach that can cause ulcers in my intestines I'm also 8 weeks pregnant can it harm my baby?
Unlikely to happen: To harm your baby an infection would need to gain access by entering the blood or getting through the wall of tissues surrounding the gestational sac. Localized infections like you mention do not. Thhe medications you may take to get rid of the germ are also unlikely to bother baby. ...Read more
Yes: Fup with a doctor to come up with a long term treatment plan. Do you need to be tested for HPylori? Do you have a bed board? Have you made some lifestyle changes like diet and exercise to curb the ulcer? Have long have you been taking Prilosec? Do you need an EGD? Doctor can helo guide the treatment.. ...Read more
IBD,: Especially crohn's disease, is a clinical diagnosis, not a pathologic diagnosis. That means you can still have it even though the biopsies do not show it. These ulcers might have a different cause, such as medication or infection. Ask your GI specialist for specific advice. ...Read more
If intestinal permeability is sometimes associated with autoimmunity, couldn't stomach ulcers also cause autoimmunity in some cases?
A colonoscopy found tiny ulcers in small bowel and are querying crohn's. I am iron deficient and total B12 level is 202 just in normal range?
What to do if I have chronic diarrhea, high fecal inflammation normal endoscopy and small ulcers in small bowel?
What do you suggest if I have chronic diarrhea, high fecal inflammation normal endoscopy and small ulcers in small bowel?
What is the new regime for intestinal (stomach and bowel) tuberculosis after 4 years of diagnosis many small ulcers in the stomach and bowel? The symptoms are losing weight and appetite only
No new regimen:
Ripe is the standard.
There is a real problem. Ulcers are something else and weight loss indicates that there is a problem that is not fixed.
You need to see a specialist asap. ...Read more
Can stress / or intense greif/ psychological trauma cause one to ve stomach / or intestinal ulcer thanks?
Doc. Found ulcer in terminal ileum, did biopsy, said biopsy shows inflammation. Now wants to do barium X-ray of small bowel. Why? What's he lookin 4?
He's looking for...: Crohn's, behcet's, infection, nsaid-related injury, etc. The small bowel imaging (ct enterography, mr enterography, small bowel follow-through) can help determine what other parts of the intestine may be affected ; the extent of that disease (if present), as clues to the diagnosis. ...Read more
What are diseases or causes that produce a chronic bowel ulcers (4 years) associated with non bloody diarrhea other than TB or ibd?
Cbc and iron levels now normal 4 weeks after iron infusion. Colonoscopy saw small ulcers in the terminal ileum of the small bowel can this be crohn's?
Could be: Small ulcers in the terminal ileim is usually crohn's disease. They also can occasionally come from NSAID (ibuprofen) use or certain infections like tb. Talk with your doctor to see what the biopsies show. The biopsies should help distinguish the cause. It's also helpful to have imaging of the small bowel by MRI or ct or barium small bowel follow through to determine the extent of involvement. ...Read more
Can a stom. Or duodenal ulcer cause prob. W/ bowel movements? Can her. Mesh rep. Be involved with ulcer form.?
Can stomach ulcer cause Dull pain and burn on right upper abdomen? Slight acid feeling. Have GI appt. Scared
RUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the right upper quadrant (RUQ) of the abdomen includes: liver, gallbladder, pancreatic head, bile ducts and ampulla, c-loop of the duodenum, stomach antrum and pylorus, the hepatic flexure of the colon. Don't forget the diaphragm and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing RUQ pain. GI exam is appropriate. ...Read more
My ear gets plugged everytime my upper right abdomen hurts. What could cause both these symptoms? My doc thinks it's an ulcer. What else could it be?
Not related: Our current knowledge of anatomy, physiology and disease do not suggest there is a connection between your symptoms. Further, things that are related in time, are not necessarily related in terms of cause and effect. Having said that, there is a lot we don't know. ...Read more
Do ulcers cause chest pain nausea inability to have bowel movement nausea and extreme abdominal pain?
Yes: Yes, all the above. Excess acid can reflux to the esophagus, burn a hole in the stomach, cause nausea, & slow down digestion (as the pancreas pumps harder to neutralize the acid). If u have an ulcer or the above symptoms, be sure to get checked out with an endoscopy (EGD, camera to stomach) by a certified endoscopist to check things out. Ulcers can perforate- a life-threatening prob that needs sur ...Read more
Chronic epigastric pain. EEG = ulcers, colonoscopy = polyps (removed), ultrasound clear, barium swallow&small bowel normal. Still awful pain! What now?
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more