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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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Best diet for ulcers in the stomach?

Best diet for ulcers in the stomach?

Seldom a diet issue: A stomach ulcer is literally a hole in the stomach lining. H.Pylori bacteria & use of nsaid's are independent but common risk factors, as are age, tobacco use, & prior history of ulceration. Admission to the ICU can result in stress-related ulceration within the first few days of hospitalization. Also, significant burns (curling's ulcer), head trauma (cushing's ulcer), sheering forces, cancer. ...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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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 can be used against stomach ulcers?

What can be used against stomach ulcers?

See your doctor: Most ulcers heal--if you still have symptoms you might have reflux, gallstones, other things. You need looking at. ...Read more

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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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What are risk factors for Stomach ulcers ?

What are risk factors for Stomach ulcers ?

Many: There are many risk factors for stomach ulcers. Of these, probably the most important are use of aspirin or NSAIDS (ibuprofen, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc...), alcohol use, prescribed steroids (such as prednisone) and prior history of ulcers. Blood thinners don't cause ulcers, but can lead to life threatening bleeding. If you suspect you have an ulcer, see your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How long does stomach ulcers take to heal?

How long does stomach ulcers take to heal?

Ulcers: How long it takes an ulcer to heal depends on whether the underlying factors which caused it are improved. Ulcers could heal in as little as a week, but if, for example, H pylori is still present or if the patient is taking NSAIDs, or if they are not put on any medicines to heal the ulcer, it could take much longer. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How do tests tell if you have 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 people get an ulcer in there stomach ?

How do people get an ulcer in there stomach ?

Many: Reasons, habits like drinking, smoking, stress, poor sleep and then there are genetic condotions. ...Read more

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What cause ulcers in the stomach of children?

What cause ulcers in the stomach of children?

Many things: Anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen, infections like helicobacter pylori, crohn's disease. But far more things can upset the stomach without causing ulcers. It depends on the situation. ...Read more

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Can exercising cause stomach ulcers to worsen?

Can exercising cause stomach ulcers to worsen?

Stress: One of the reason for stomach ulcer is stress. But the stress which increases acid output. I don't think exercise increases the acid output in stomach. ...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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more