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Dr. Sonia Rapaport
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What are symptoms of stomach ulcers?

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, 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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Ulcer (Definition)

Ulcer is the medical term for erosion of a normal barrier (the lining on top) exposing the surface that is normally beneath this barrier. Ulcers can occurs at sites like the skin, the ...Read more


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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Do stomach ulcers go away on their own? Especially if they don't cause many symptoms? If so how long

Do stomach ulcers go away on their own?  Especially if they don't cause many symptoms? If so how long

They can: Prior to Prilosec and zantac, some ulcers would heal on their own. However it normally takes 6 to 8 weeks. Some ulcers are cause by bacteria and others are caused by medications like motrin. We can eliminate bacteria, h.Pylori, with antibiotics. By reducing acidity with medicines like Nexium and Prilosec the body can heal these ulcers. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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What's the symptoms of stomach ulcers and what to or not eat when you have them?

What's the symptoms of stomach ulcers and what to or not eat when you have them?

DEPENDING ON : How many and where in the stomach they are, ulcers can go from no pain at all to painful on an empty stomach to pain when you eat. Stools will turn black if they bleed significantly enough. ...Read more

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Dr. Lori Semel
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Are stomach ulcers common in teenagers ? And what are most common symptoms ?

Are stomach ulcers common in teenagers ? And what are most common symptoms ?

Ulcers: Stomach ulcers are not so common in teenagers. More likely is GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) which is a hyperacidity in the stomach which leads to a burning pain and belching which may feel like an ulcer.... ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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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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Dr. Joseph Woods
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Can someone tell me the typical symptoms of stomach ulcers?

Burning pain.: Burning epigastric pain 90 min-3 hours after meals relieved by food is probably the most distinguishing symptom of peptic ulcer. Other symptoms, like weight loss, blood in stool can be seen. ...Read more

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
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I have stomach ulcers and i want to know more about it. What are the causes and symptoms?

No single cause: Infection with a type of bacteria called helicobacter pylori (h. Pylori) use of painkillers called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids), such as aspirin, Naproxen Ibuprofen and many others available by prescription. Rarely excess acid production from gastrinomas, tumors of the acid producing cells of the stomach. ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Hemming
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Please tell me all symptoms of stomach ulcers in women and teen girls?

Please tell me all symptoms of stomach ulcers in women and teen girls?

Varied or none: Pud may present with abd pain, bleeding, nausea/vomiting, early satiety, anorexia or no symptoms at all. ...Read more

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