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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

Ulceration (Definition)

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


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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/defecating uncontrollably
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Hydrate yourself to keep up with fluid loss; water is best
Daily
Practice good hand washing to help prevent the 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

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Is there one specific way to test for stomach ulcers?

Is there one specific way to test for 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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How do you know if you have gastroenteritis or stomach ulcer because of ibuprofen?

Cause and effect: If you are a chronic user of Ibuprofen or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and you are symptomatic (abdominal pain, nausea/vomiting, blood in the stool etc) it is very possible that the drug is the cause. A more common cause of a stomach ulcer is helicobacter pylori (a bacterium that can infect the stomach). A gastroenterologist can help make the diangosis with endoscopy if needed. ...Read more

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Can stress cause stomach ulcer?

Stress affects GI: Functioning, including stomach upset, diarrhea, constipation, increase or decrease in appetite, etc., and it certainly seems to contribute to ulcer activity in many people. But an australian physician discovered in 1982 that the bacterium helicobacter pylori plays a major role in stomach and duodenal ulcers. Manage stress and check with a physician about an antibiotic for stomach ulcers. ...Read more

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Does triple therapy mean you have stomach ulcer and if yes can this case a rise in ALT and AST blood result, itching and hot feet?

Does triple therapy  mean you have stomach ulcer and if yes can this case a rise in ALT and AST blood result, itching and hot feet?

Triple therapy: Yes it depends on what you are using for the triple therapy. Cut our bsai agents. Cut out alcohol. Were you tested for your liver before you started treatment. If you are having funny side effects do not be frightened but check in with your doc. ...Read more

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What medicines should I take to treat stomach ulcer.Im 23 years of age?

Stomach ulcer?: First, see doc to confirm it is an ulcer. If already diagnosed, can use otc ppi like Prilosec or Prevacid or can have doc rx optimal dose of ppi. Sometimes carafate (sucralfate) is added to heal ulcers more quickly. It bonds to ulcer site(s) like a patch to prevent further erosion by acid. Important to take it on empty stomach as food interferes with its function. Avoid acidic foods, caffeine, soda pop, fats. ...Read more

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How would be a patient taking Plavix (clopidogrel) treated if he/she got a stomach ulcer? Would Plavix (clopidogrel) be quitted/changed with something else?

How would be a patient taking Plavix (clopidogrel) treated if he/she got a stomach ulcer? Would Plavix (clopidogrel) be quitted/changed with something else?

Plavix (clopidogrel) stopped: Yes, Plavix (clopidogrel) would be discontinued in this situation. Unfortunately it is really not safer than aspirin when it comes to risk for bleeding from ulcers. In this situation all factors would be considered: reason/need for anti-coagulation, how strong is it, etc. Options would include no anti-coagulation, low or intermediate dose aspirin, self-administered shots/heparin, or warfarin/Coumadin. ...Read more

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What's a good diet and medicines for treating acid relux and stomach ulcers?

What's a good diet and medicines for treating acid relux and stomach ulcers?

Many choices: First, stomach ulcers are often related to infection with H. Pylori. Conventional treatment is with antibiotics but herbs like Mastic Gum can help too. Drugs like Prilosec or Zantac (ranitidine) are usually prescribed but there are natural options like DGL & cabbage juice. See http://tinyurl.com/mp2xh62 &
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Dietary changes & supplements can cure reflux- see http://tinyurl.com/7t2gecq ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for stomach ulcer?

Acid blockers: 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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Sir I have stomach ulcer since 5years what is the best treatment of this. I have pain in stomach 24hour?

Sir I have stomach ulcer since 5years what is the best treatment of this. I have pain in stomach 24hour?

See below: Stomach ulcers, like any other tissue injury, will heal on its own. Ulcers don't last 5 years. Ulcers should heal withing 2 months and if not have a high risk for being cancerous. Most who are told they have ulcers, (without an endoscopy to prove it) don't have ulcers. If you have persistent pain for 5 years you need to see your doctor and have an endoscopic evaluation. ...Read more

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Can eno Tums (calcium carbonate) cure stomach ulcer?

No: Eno is a fruit salt antacid used to decrease bloating. Eno releases trapped gas which can then be discharged by belching. Eno neutralizes excess stomach acid. ...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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My boyfriend has stomach ulcer and hasnt been to the doctors for years about it. He gets pain after a meal. Does he need a check up?

My boyfriend has stomach ulcer and hasnt been to the doctors for years about it. He gets pain after a meal. Does he need a check up?

See Doctor: Stomach ulcers can only be diagnosed by an edoscopy and heal fairly quickly with medication. If he gets pain after a meal, he may have an ulcer, gerd or a variety of other disorders. See a doctor for a diagnosis & treatment that will be best for his symptoms. ...Read more

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Hello...dr... Anal fingered a girl and wet same finger with my toung. To lubricate .Am i at risk of getting HIV. I am worried.As i have stomach ulcer?

Hello...dr... Anal fingered a girl and wet same finger with my toung. To lubricate  .Am i at risk of getting HIV. I am worried.As i have stomach ulcer?

Small risk: I'm going to make this as simple as I can but it will be gross. Putting your finger in someone's anal area and licking it is the same as eating their poop just in smaller amount. Your stomach can handle a lot bec it has a lot of acid that will break things down so usually won't cause you a problem other than if the partner had diarrhea or other infectious GI issues. Think before you do anything ...Read more

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I take NSAIDs for about 1.5 weeks a month due to endometriosis pain. How can I protect my stomach and prevent ulcers?

I take NSAIDs for about 1.5 weeks a month due to endometriosis pain. How can I protect my stomach and prevent ulcers?

Take with food: try to take with food and try not to go over the recommended dosing. Try to limit other foods that might increase acidity in the stomach. Try to limit caffeine, nicotine, citrus fruit, tomato sauce and others. ...Read more

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How do I avoid stomach ulcers while taking anti-inflammatory medication?

How do I avoid stomach ulcers while taking anti-inflammatory medication?

Take a PPI...: Studies tell us that proton pump inhibitor drugs (ppi) e.g. Prilosec, Prevacid (lansoprazole) when taken concomitantly with anti-inflammatory medications or Aspirin will protect the stomach and reduce the risk of getting ulcers. ...Read more

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Is stomach ulcer painful?

Is stomach ulcer painful?

Silent stomach ulcer: Not always. Ulcers may not hurt if they are due to ongoing use of nsaid's that patients take for their "pain killer" property. Sometimes ulcers in the elderly are without any warning symptoms until they bleed, obstruct, perforate. If you think you have an ulcer, don't wait for it to become overtly painful before you seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What's a stomach ulcer???

What's a stomach ulcer???

Erosion: Of the epithelium of the stomach .Usually from acid. Likely will have burning pain on eating. Usually treated with antacids or proton pump inhibitors ...Read more

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What causes stomach ulcer?

Many causes: Aside from commonly used medication such as nsaids (ibuprofen/motrin/aleve) and aspirin, smoking and alcohol use, you should also be evaluated for a bacteria called helicobacter pylori which has been associated with ulcers. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
2,091 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Peptic Ulcer (Definition)

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