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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

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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Relationship between helicobacter pylori bacteria and stomach ulcers?

Relationship between helicobacter pylori bacteria and stomach ulcers?

H. pylori & ulcers: An estimated 2/3 of people have h. Pylori bacteria, but most of them never have any symptoms. However, h. Pylori is a major cause of peptic ulcers (>90% of duodenal ulcers, an estimated 60% of gastric ulcers). Nobody knows why some people with h. Pylori get ulcers but others don't. ...Read more

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Is h pylori (helicobacter pylori) contagious? Is it possible for one person to transmit the bacteria that causes ulcers (helicobacter pylori) to another person?

Is h pylori (helicobacter pylori) contagious? Is it possible for one person to transmit the bacteria that causes ulcers (helicobacter pylori) to another person?

Yes,: Yes, h pylori can be transmitted quite easily from one person to another, although in modern, sanitary conditions, that transmission is much less common than it used to be. ...Read more

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If someone have stomach ulcer cause by h.pylori, but they didn't treat the bacteria. How long will h.pylori cause another ulcer?

If someone have stomach ulcer cause by h.pylori, but they didn't treat the bacteria. How long will h.pylori cause another ulcer?

Unknown: It is difficult to predict. You could have multiple new ulcers, which could start the minute you go off of the stomach medication, or you may have no other ulcers the rest of your life. If you have documented H pylori, however, it is important to completely eradicate it so that they are less likely to recur and to decrease the risk of stomach cancer. You should avoid NSAIDs. ...Read more

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What is the cause of h.Plyori bacteria and the best treatment effective for healing h.Pylori stomach ulcer?

What is the cause of h.Plyori bacteria and the best treatment effective for healing h.Pylori stomach ulcer?

Mother nature: H. Pylori is a bacteria that colonizes the stomach lining. It is acquired by casual contact via airborne salive droplets and perhaps contaminated foof. The best treatment is antibiotics. Specific regimes exist for erradication. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment of helicobacter pylori and a duodenal ulcer?

What is the best treatment of helicobacter pylori and a duodenal ulcer?

3-4 meds: Studies show diet plays no role in eradication of h pylor infection of he stomach (a possible cause of stomach ulcers). However, avoidance of smoking, alcohol, caffeine will help lower the levels of stomach acid. The usual treatment for h pylori includes 3-4 drug regimens including antibiotics and ppi (anti-acid meds, e.g. Prilosec, prevacid). Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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What can I do for treatment of helicobacter pylori and a duodenal ulcer?

What can I do for treatment of helicobacter pylori and a duodenal ulcer?

See details: Speak with your doctor or a gastroenterologist. H. Pylori is treated with a combination of antibiotics and a proton pump inhibitor. ...Read more

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I recently found out I have a stomach ulcer from a bacteria that causes it I throw up everyday for several months y did it take so long to notice?

Campylobacter: Campylobacter jeujeni is a well known cause of peptic ulcer disease. Doctors, usually do not do labs, such as trying to detect the bacteria in blood or do a culture and sensitivity. Stomach ulcers, usually do not make you throw up everyday for several months. If needed, an upper GI endoscopy may help with diagnosis. Please consult your pcp. Thanks. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with stomach ulcer in Africa in 06 and my GI said I was exposed to the bacteria that causes ulcer in 2010 in the us should I worry now?

Not likely: The bacteria is "h. Pylori" and is treated with a combination of 2-3 antibiotics + a ppi, like omprazole. With adequate treatment, it is eradicated but it can be caught again. So, worry only if your symptoms recur. ...Read more

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Blood test ruled out h.Ployri bacteria, I have been on omeprazole for 8 weeks, what are the chance I have stomach ulcer? I do not take nsaids.

Blood test ruled out h.Ployri bacteria, I have been on omeprazole for 8 weeks, what are the chance I have stomach ulcer? I do not take nsaids.

Can't calculate: Since ulcers are definitively diagnosed by direct visualization, it's hard to quantify the probability of an ulcer.

But if you have symptoms suggestive of an ulcer, not improving with medical therapy, that's probably the time to see an gastroenterology specialist for a definitive diagnosis. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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I don't have stomach ulcer or h pylori but I still have fullness and discomfort after eating small food....what could be the cause and solution??

I don't have stomach ulcer or h pylori but I still have fullness and discomfort after eating small food....what could be the cause and solution??

Gastroenterologist: Is a gastroenterologist involved in your care? Have you had an endoscopic examination of your stomach? Do you have evidence of delayed gastric emptying? Avoid fatty or oily foods which delay stomach emptying. Are you having gas buildup in your stomach when eating? If so, avoid gassy foods and beverages. Taking simethicone after meals prevents gas buildup. Eat smaller meals more often; avoid big o ...Read more

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Recurring symptoms of stomach ulcer after already treating for h. Pylori?

Return to GI doc.: If the h pylori has been fully treated, and the symptoms recur, you must have it reevaluated by a gastroenterologist. It may not a simple ulcer, you may have a hyper acidity or something else that may require further evaluation, including upper endoscopy and biopsy. ...Read more

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Er told me I had a stomach ulcer. Wanted to c if they tested for h.Pylori, what kinda code on blood work would be for h.Pylori?

Er told me I had a stomach ulcer. Wanted to c if they tested for h.Pylori, what kinda code on blood work would be for h.Pylori?

EGD: H pylori is checked via biopsy, which is done during a gastric endoscopy (egd.) you won't find it on your basic blood labwork. Your doctor can help with detailed answers. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have done endoscopy, I don't have h.pylori and stomach ulcer but I still have fullness after eating small food. What is the cause and solution pls??

I have done endoscopy, I don't have h.pylori and stomach ulcer but I still have fullness after eating small food. What is the cause and solution pls??

Plan: This is make sense to ask this question your doctor, who perform endoscopy on you. He know your condition and can provide professional explanation. We do not know anything about you to make any professional decision. Sorry. ...Read more

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Will a peptic stomach ulcer caused by h.Pylori heal with 40mg per day of omeprazole? I know it won't cure the h.Pylori, but will the stomach ulcer go?

Will a peptic stomach ulcer caused by h.Pylori heal with 40mg per day of omeprazole? I know it won't cure the h.Pylori, but will the stomach ulcer go?

Probably not: H pylori causes ulcers. If not eradicated, it will likely cause more or worsening ulcers. These ulcers can sometimes bleed severely. It's important to not only provide acid suppression (omeprazole) but to also treat the h pylori infection. ...Read more

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My husband 41, doc did a stool test Just came back as " Helicobacter Pylori" what exactly is this? He has been having pain in his stomach.

My husband 41, doc did a stool test Just came back as " Helicobacter Pylori" what exactly is this? He has been having pain in his stomach.

Bacteria: Helicobacter Pylori is a bacteria that can live in our stomachs that is associated with causing ulcers in the stomach. If your husband has stomach pain and a positive Helicobacter Pylori test than his doctor should consider treating with antibiotics and medications to block acid formation in the stomach. ...Read more

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My HELICOBACTER PYLORI IGG, SER, QN is 4.0 unit (s) range is <=20.0 unit (s) what does this indicate? I'm having stomach problems

Negative: No infection with Helicobacter now! Symptoms of GI Discomfort related to something else GERD or Gastritis or Duodenitis! Best follow up with Gastroenterologist and if persistent symptoms you may need EGD! ...Read more

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How effective the homeopathy medication for peptic ulcer? Is it possible to kill the h.Pylori bacteria permanently through homeopathy medication?

Homeopathy ; ulcer: Many homeopathic remedies are known to help with peptic ulcer, not just one. The best for a given individual is found through careful case-taking with a professional homeopath. Killing h pylori is a different thing entirely, as homeopathy is focused on strengthening the person's deep-level resilience. (not everyone testing positive for h pylori has ulcers.) antibiotics kill the organism. ...Read more

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Recently ended 2 week course of antibiotic for h. Pylori and gastric ulcer. Why does coffee still aggravate my stomach?

H pylori => ulcer: 2 week course of antibiotics only gets rid of h pylori if taken as directed. But that may not be enough time for stomach lining to heal, which is why coffee & other foods may still aggravate your stomach. Ask your doc if a short course of proton pump inhibitor like Omeprazole or Pantoprazole would be ok to tie you over until you're completely healed (which is never quickly enough). ...Read more

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21yr. Oldvegan and have stomach pain but have been told after stool sampling, endoscopy and colonoscopy there is no sign of ulcer or H. Pylori bacteria.

21yr. Oldvegan and have stomach pain but have been told after stool sampling, endoscopy and colonoscopy there is no sign of ulcer or H. Pylori bacteria.

Stomach Pain: Sounds to me that it most likely functional dyspepsia or nonulcer dyspepsia.
Nonulcer pain is common &can be long lasting. Can cause signs and symptoms that resemble those of an ulcer, such as pain in your upper abdomen, often accompanied by bloating, belching& nausea. Psychological factors which may be contributing anxiety stress emotional event. Treatment with medications has variable success. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a stomach ulcer to forn?

How long does it take for a stomach ulcer to forn?

It depends.: ... On what is causing the ulcer. Most ulcers are caused by a combination of stomach bacteria and or medications which induced ulcers, such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or similar compounds. If multiple factors are present, ulcers could form within several days to a week. Usually, however, they former much more slowly than that. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure a stomach ulcer quickly?

PPI's and avoidance: Ulcers if bleeding can be treated if they are cauterized during endoscopy. But basic way to treat ulcer is with meds called ppi's- this is nexium, protonix, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) prevacid, prilosec...Etc. This keeps the acid down and allows ulcer time to heal. Avoiding things that make ulcer worse also helps-like alcohol, nsaids or Aspirin or steroids or smoking etc. If assoc w h.Pylori-treating this helps. ...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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When after getting a stomach ulcer would you notice symptoms?

When after getting a stomach ulcer would you notice symptoms?

Depends-no set time: How injury affects a person is dependent on the person. Some people never have noticeable symptoms until it perforates. Some have pain, nausea, vomiting, black stools, etc. Basic way to treat ulcer is with meds called ppis. ..Etc. This keeps the acid down and allows ulcer time to heal. Avoiding things that make ulcer worse also helps-like alcohol, nsaids or Aspirin or steroids or smoking etc. ...Read more

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How likely is it that a stomach ulcer will clear up on its own?

How likely is it that a stomach ulcer will clear up on its own?

Most likely not: Your diet will not help heal your ulcer, because the underlying cause is not related to your diet. The most effective way to treat ulcers caused by a bacterial infection is antibiotic. ...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


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Helicobacter Pylori (Definition)

H. pylori is a bacterium which commonly infects the mucus layer in the stomach. It can cause chronic inflammation of the lining of the stomach, and over the course of many years can increase the risk of gastric or duodenal ulcer. It can ...Read more