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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

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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Can someone have both stomach ulcers and reflux?

Can someone have both stomach ulcers and reflux?

Yes: Poor digestion and poor diet are common themes for those who suffer both reflux and ulcer problems. Pain and dietary restrictions can be hard to live with, thereby adding to stress and sleep problems. Perhaps a long appointment with your physician will sort out the "chicken from the egg". They are both treatable conditions. ...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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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 cause stomach aches and mucous in stool in children ?

What cause stomach aches and mucous in stool in children 
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Depends...: A lot of things, ranging from a minor viral syndrome to a more serious gastrointestinal disorder (colitis). Mucousy stools could be colitis, or inflammation of the colon. Is blood present in the stools? Bacterial colitis may require antibiotics. Call your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What causes stomach nodules in children?

Nodules: Please take your cild to pediatrician. I am not sure what you have been told or if you feel nodules but it is not normal/. ...Read more

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Can h. Pyloric bacteria increase acid in stomach?

Can h. Pyloric bacteria increase acid in stomach?

H. pylori: H. Pylori can more importantly cause ulcers and even cancer of the stomach. Once identified it needs to be treated. Possible role for upper endoscopy (egd). Advise to be seen by a gastroenterologist (gi). Feel free to visit www.Browardgi.Com. ...Read more

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Can chronic gastritis causes GERD or increase in acid in stomach?

Can chronic gastritis causes GERD or increase in acid in stomach?

No: Gastritis can be caused by either increased acid production or a breakdown of the barrier lining if the stomach, but not the other way around. This may be caused by the bacteria h. Pylon. Gerd is a problem with too much stomach contents going he wrong way up in to the esophagus causing heartburn and regurgitation. See a gastroenterologist or your primary care provider or more info. ...Read more

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Can pedialyte cure vomitting due to stomach flu or virus in adults?

Can pedialyte cure vomitting due to stomach flu or virus in adults?

No: During episodes of diarrhea & vomiting, a body rapidly loses vital minerals and nutrients, which can quickly lead to dehydration. Using pedialyte at the first signs of diarrhea and vomiting can help reduce the risk of dehydration.Pedialyte is an electrolyte replacement beverage and not directly a cure for vomiting. ...Read more

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I have erythema in lower 3rd of esophagus, z-line 40cm from incisors, large food amount(Residue)in stomach, Erythematous mucosa in the antrum biopsied?

I have erythema in lower 3rd of esophagus, z-line 40cm from incisors, large food amount(Residue)in stomach, Erythematous mucosa in the antrum biopsied?

Endoscopy report: Erythema is of little significance without a biopsy of the area to correlate, large food residue could mean you have gastroparesis, or slow stomach emptying that might benefit from medication (or small frequent meals), and I'm glad that the antrum was biopsied. That's a place where you are likely to find H pylori if they are present. ...Read more

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Does barretts esophagus occur in 25 year olds with only occasional acid reflux?Or does it more occur in older people with severe lifelong acid reflux?

Does barretts esophagus occur in 25 year olds with only occasional acid reflux?Or does it more occur in older people with severe lifelong acid reflux?

Unpredictable: not age related ,more often seen in older than younger , always associated with symtomatic or non symptomatic acid reflux , need close follow up as they are premalignant . Follow with your doctor ...Read more

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Are haemorrhoids associated with stomach ulcer and pregnancy in women?

Are haemorrhoids associated with stomach ulcer and pregnancy in women?

See below: Pregnancy can cause increased pressures resulting in enlarged hemorrhoid veins. Hemorrhoids are not related to stomach ulcers. ...Read more

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Can sore throat ,burning in esophagus and stomach when stomach is empty ,sign of h.pylori ?

Can sore throat ,burning in esophagus and stomach when stomach is empty ,sign of h.pylori ?

Anything's possible!: H.Pylori status is checked with the intention of treating the infection to eradication, when found. Some strains of h.Pylori may increase your risk of ulceration as well as of stomach cancer. Diagnostic options: serology (a positive test may not necessarily mean active infection), breath testing, stool testing for h.Pylori antigen, stomach biopsy or CLO testing. ...Read more

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Can barium cause diarrhea in children?

Can barium cause diarrhea in children?

Yes: B, when used for imaging purposes , can cause diarrhea. This usually passes in a day or 2. ...Read more

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How much of the stomach is removed in people who have stomach cancer?

How much of the stomach is removed in people who have stomach cancer?

Part or whole remova: The type of surgery- partial or total gastrectomy- depends on the location, extent and type of stomach cancer. The surgical plan will be discussed by your surgeon after reviewing your endoscopy, biopsy and ct scan results. Sometimes surgery is done for emergent reasons- uncontrollable bleeding, obstruction, etc. ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

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