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Can stomach olsers cause a lot of blood in your stool?

Can stomach olsers cause a lot of blood in your stool?

blood in stool: Absolutely. Stomach ulcers can bleed and cause significant amounts of blood in the stool. This can be very dangerous. Blood in the stool is usually black and tarry. You need immediate medical attention. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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What exactly is stomach ulcers?

What exactly is stomach ulcers?

Peptic Ulcers: A peptic ulcer is basically a hole in the lining of the stomach, esophagus, or duodenum. It is a sore or erosion that forms when the lining of the digestive system is corroded by acidic digestive juices. Most of them are caused by bacteria and use of medications called nsaids. ...Read more

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What are cures for stomach ulcers?

What are cures for stomach ulcers?

Complicated: Stomach ulcers must be followed closely as they are not as common as duodenal ulcers, have a lower likelihood of being associated with acid production, and are more likely to be cancerous. If the ulcer is in the area just as the stomach exits into the intestine, lowering acid with medication and dietary modification are the standard treatment. H pylori is a bacteria that can cause ulcers. ...Read more

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What are risk factors for Stomach ulcers ?

What are risk factors for Stomach ulcers ?

Many: There are many risk factors for stomach ulcers. Of these, probably the most important are use of aspirin or NSAIDS (ibuprofen, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc...), alcohol use, prescribed steroids (such as prednisone) and prior history of ulcers. Blood thinners don't cause ulcers, but can lead to life threatening bleeding. If you suspect you have an ulcer, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Are stomach ulcers are dangerous?

Are stomach ulcers are dangerous?

They are only: dangerous if they perforate the stomach wall or if they bleed profusely. Most ulcers heal with medicationlike zantac or omeprazole which reduces acid secretion and carafate (sucralfate) which coats and protects the ulcer bed. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of stomach ulcers?

Pain: Pain in the center of your stomach, empty/burning feeling, often worse at night and on an empty stomach. Can improve with eating some foods and with acid reducing drugs (tums, pepcid, (famotidine) etc). Symptoms can come and go.
Severe symptoms (see your doctor!): vomiting blood, black stool or stool that looks like tar, weight loss, nausea/vomiting. ...Read more

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What causes pre-ulcers in the stomach?

What causes pre-ulcers in the stomach?

Acid Reflux: Not sure what "pre-ulcers" are, but if you are feeling discomfort in that area, contact your physician (pcp) for a diagnosis or referral to a specialist (gastroenterologist) for the proper diagnosis. Until that time, avoid acidic foods and drinks that are acidic, such as fruit juices, coffee, soda and others with caffeine, that produce stomach acid production. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of stomach ulcers?

What are the symptoms of stomach ulcers?

Sxs: Symptoms of ulcers can include pain in the upper part of the abdomen or in the chest; feeling full easily; nausea and possibly vomiting (which can contain blood). The pain can wake a person from sleep at night. The person may feel hungry often (like one hour to several hours after eating). This can be accompanied by weight loss and fatigue. If an ulcer is in the stomach, eating can make it feel. ...Read more

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What are the causes of stomach ulcers in people?

What are the causes of stomach ulcers in people?

Many causes of ulcer: A stomach ulcer is literally a hole in the stomach lining. H.Pylori bacteria & use of nsaid's are independent but common risk factors, as are age, tobacco use, & prior history of ulceration. Admission to the ICU can result in stress-related ulceration within the first few days of hospitalization. Also, significant burns (curling's ulcer), head trauma (cushing's ulcer), sheering forces, cancer. ...Read more

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How prevalent are stomach ulcers in teens?

How prevalent are stomach ulcers in teens?

I've never seen it: I am sure there are a few out there. However, I have had a busy practice for 3 decades and never seen a confirmed case. ...Read more

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Best diet for ulcers in the stomach?

Best diet for ulcers in the stomach?

Seldom a diet issue: A stomach ulcer is literally a hole in the stomach lining. H.Pylori bacteria & use of nsaid's are independent but common risk factors, as are age, tobacco use, & prior history of ulceration. Admission to the ICU can result in stress-related ulceration within the first few days of hospitalization. Also, significant burns (curling's ulcer), head trauma (cushing's ulcer), sheering forces, cancer. ...Read more

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Can drugs cause oral & stomach ulcers?

Can drugs cause oral & stomach ulcers?

Yes they can: Certain classes of drugs, especially acids can cause erosion of the lining of the mouth as well as the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. In these cases it is best to take with food or an antacid. ...Read more

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What can be used against stomach ulcers?

See your doctor: Most ulcers heal--if you still have symptoms you might have reflux, gallstones, other things. You need looking at. ...Read more

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How long does stomach ulcers take to heal?

How long does stomach ulcers take to heal?

Ulcers: How long it takes an ulcer to heal depends on whether the underlying factors which caused it are improved. Ulcers could heal in as little as a week, but if, for example, H pylori is still present or if the patient is taking NSAIDs, or if they are not put on any medicines to heal the ulcer, it could take much longer. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How do tests tell if you have stomach ulcers?

Endoscopy: Has largely replaced less clear contrast barium swallows. Also, tests for helicobacter pylorii can be done. ...Read more

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What cause ulcers in the stomach of children?

What cause ulcers in the stomach of children?

Many things: Anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen, infections like helicobacter pylori, crohn's disease.

But far more things can upset the stomach without causing ulcers. It depends on the situation. ...Read more

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Can exercising cause stomach ulcers to worsen?

Can exercising cause stomach ulcers to worsen?

Stress: One of the reason for stomach ulcer is stress. But the stress which increases acid output. I don't think exercise increases the acid output in stomach. ...Read more

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What are some natural foods for stomach ulcers?

Cabbage: Cabbage has a substance called vitamin u will help ulcers called - gastrazyme from biotics. I also like bio-hpf a common cause is h pylori infection for stomach ulcers and bio hpf resolves this. ...Read more

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What are my odds of stomach ulcers in someone my age?

Ulcer epidemiology: We don't have prevalence rates for a 23 year old, but for men in their 30s it was 2.4% according to a bmj survey. Peptic ulcers are caused by an infection with h pylori and can be readily treated. ...Read more

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What kinds of food to eat if you have stomach ulcers?

Avoid things: That can worsen GERD like acidic foods, spicy foods, peppermint, alcohol and nicotine containing products. But the most important thing is to take your prescribed medications that are meant to heal your ulcers. Also avoid nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs unless your doctors specifically says it's ok. ...Read more

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After how long does omez fully treat stomach ulcers ?

Treating an ulcer: First, I do not know what is omez
next, with proper treatment (ie prilosec, nexium, (esomeprazole) pepcid) the ulcer ought to be fully healed in 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for curing stomach ulcers?

Ulcers: Stomach ulcers may be a result of Helicobacter Pylori infection. You should see a gastroenterology to confirm if indeed you have a gastric ulcer. Gi will able to provide you the appropriate treatment for your gastrointestinal condition. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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How long does it take for stomach ulcers to heal fully?

How long does it take for stomach ulcers to heal fully?

6 to 8 wks: Typically for gastric/duodenal ulcers, recommended treatment with an acid-blocker for about 6-8 wks for complete healing. Mild cases may need less time and severe cases may need more. Your health and nutritional status, age, and adherance to treatment all determine how quickly and complete you heal. Removing/treating the cause is very important. If u have trouble, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to tell if my stomach ulcers are back? Help please?

How to tell if my stomach ulcers are back? Help please?

Gastric ulcers: The only way to tell for sure is to have a gastroenterologist look inside your stomach. But you can have a good idea if you have a return of whatever symptoms you had the first time. It is obvious if it is bleeding, but if it is abdominal pain or other symptoms, it may not be as apparent . If you are having recurrent symptoms, see your doctor or your G.I. doc ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please explain what the symptoms are of stomach ulcers?

Please explain what the symptoms are of stomach ulcers?

Pain: Pain is the most common symptom.
Burning pain is the most common peptic ulcer symptoms, felt anywhere from your navel up to your breastbone, worse when your stomach is empty, flare at night, often be temporarily relieved by eating certain foods that buffer stomach acid or by taking an acid-reducing medication, disappear and then return for a few days or weeks. ...Read more

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Stomach ulcers outside stomach due to herniated stomach?

Stomach ulcers outside stomach due to herniated stomach?

Hiatus hernia: Some people call it hiatal hernia, when the top part of the stomach slides into the chest cavity. This part of the stomach still has acid and can have ulcer but now with acid there, there is nothing to prevent acid from causing ulcer and irritation in the esophagus. See your doctor and get referral to GI for proper evaluation and treatment and even surgery if needed. ...Read more

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Can stomach ulcers be caused by frequently getting angry?

Can stomach ulcers be caused by frequently getting angry?

Ulcers: The following also raise your risk for ulcers:
drinking too much alcohol, regular use of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids), taking Aspirin or nsaids once in a while is safe for most people, smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco, being very ill, such as being on a breathing machine
having radiation treatments. ...Read more