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Every time I eat, My stomach aches and twisted and rumbles! I don't have my gallbladder anymore! And I been tested for ulcers and I have none! Help!!

Every time I eat, My stomach aches and twisted and rumbles! I don't have my gallbladder anymore! And I been tested for ulcers and I have none! Help!!

GB removal.: When the gallbladder is removed, we become intolerant of fats in the diet (long story), so after more fatty meals we can feel bloated and cramps and get diarrhea. The key would generally be to reduce the amount of fats in your diet. ...Read more

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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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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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What exactly is stomach ulcers?

What exactly is stomach ulcers?

Peptic Ulcers: A peptic ulcer is basically a hole in the lining of the stomach, esophagus, or duodenum. It is a sore or erosion that forms when the lining of the digestive system is corroded by acidic digestive juices. Most of them are caused by bacteria and use of medications called nsaids. ...Read more

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Are stomach ulcers are dangerous?

Are stomach ulcers are dangerous?

They are only: dangerous if they perforate the stomach wall or if they bleed profusely. Most ulcers heal with medicationlike zantac or omeprazole which reduces acid secretion and carafate (sucralfate) which coats and protects the ulcer bed. ...Read more

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What are cures for stomach ulcers?

What are cures for stomach ulcers?

Complicated: Stomach ulcers must be followed closely as they are not as common as duodenal ulcers, have a lower likelihood of being associated with acid production, and are more likely to be cancerous. If the ulcer is in the area just as the stomach exits into the intestine, lowering acid with medication and dietary modification are the standard treatment. H pylori is a bacteria that can cause ulcers. ...Read more

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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, (famotidine) 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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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

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