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Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
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Stomach Ulcer (Overview)

Stomach ulcers, also called peptic ulcers, are erosions in the wall of the stomach that can result in bleeding or pain. They can be caused by ibuprofen and similar medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or by infection with a bacteria called H. pylori that also causes acid reflux.


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What are the syptoms for a stomach ulcer?

What are the syptoms for a stomach ulcer?

Gnawing pain/None: Interestingly, one can have a severe gnawing pain in the middle and upper stomach and some have no symptoms at all. Usually painful and will go away at times with use of antacids, Zantac (ranitidine) type drugs, Prilosec type drugs and food. If you are concerned about an ulcer, please see your pcp or GI doctor. There are tests to help find out and procedures to help diagnosis and heal. Cancer can cause it! ...Read more

Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
555 doctors shared insights

Stomach Ulcer (Overview)

Stomach ulcers, also called peptic ulcers, are erosions in the wall of the stomach that can result in bleeding or pain. They can be caused by ibuprofen and similar medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or by infection with a bacteria called H. pylori that also causes acid reflux.


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How does a stomach ulcer complicate pregnancy?

How does a stomach ulcer complicate pregnancy?

Can be serious: Peptic ulcer disease can be a serious. The ulcer can lead to maternal blood loss, perforation, etc. Gastritis (irritation of the stomach lining) and heatburn are common in pregnancy. If you have a known ulcer you should see your ob/gyn to assist with treatment with antiacids and in some cases antibiotics for an infection known as helicobacter pylori. These conditions are all managable. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is fainting a symptom of a stomach ulcer ?

Can you tell me is fainting a symptom of a stomach ulcer ?

A bleeding ulcer: If you have an ulcer that is bleeding and you have lost a lot of blood then it is an emergency. Fainting would occur and that is a bad sign. You should go to the ER. ...Read more

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Do the symptoms of stomach ulcer tell you whether or not you have a big or little ulcer?

Do the symptoms of stomach ulcer tell you whether or not you have a big or little ulcer?

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

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Living with Ulcerative Colitis (Checklist)

See your gastroenterologist
Once
Follow recommended therapy closely
Once
Follow through with recommended cancer screening
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What are Main symptoms and sign of stomach ulcer? And what is the epidemology ?

What are Main symptoms and sign of stomach ulcer? And what is the epidemology ?

Ulcer: With stomach ulcer the pain gets worse with food, with small intestine ulcer the pain is worse while hungry and in the middle of the night. The most common causes of user is H Pylori infection, Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory medications like Motrin, Smoking and Alcohol. ...Read more

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What is the blood test used to diagnosis stomach ulcer cancer?

What is the blood test used to diagnosis stomach ulcer cancer?

None: There is no diagnostic blood test for stomach cancer. A biopsy is necessary to make this diagnosis. Usually this is done by a gastroenterologist during an upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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Treating the Stomach Flu (Checklist)

See a doctor if you are vomiting/stooling uncontrollably
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Hydrate yourself to keep up with your losses. Water is best.
Daily
Practice good hand washing to help prevent spread of stomach viruses
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Transnasal endoscopy vs upper endoscopy to diagnose stomach ulcer? Which is more accurate? I perfer to be awake, can I request transnasal instead?

Transnasal endoscopy vs upper endoscopy to diagnose stomach ulcer? Which is more accurate? I perfer to be awake, can I request transnasal instead?

Depends: If your doctor just wants to see if there is an ulcer there, then the transnasal is great. However often they will want to biopsy it. They cannot do this through the transnasal approach. So have a conversation with your gastroenterologist to see what the likelihood is that he/she will want biopsies. ...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


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