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Is gluten bad for ulcer healing? (Stomach ulcer)

Is gluten bad for ulcer healing? (Stomach ulcer)

That depends: Upon whether or not you have a gluten sensitivity/allergy, celiac sprue or not. If you are someone who suffers with celiac sprue (gluten allergy) then yes, you need to avoid products containing gluten. If you have an ulcer due to Helicobacter pylori infection then you will need to heal up with treatment and time. Assuming you have had an endoscopy. Be sure to discuss with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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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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Gastroscopy to check my stomach and duodenum. Samples were taken and initial diagnosis of gastritis and duodenitis. Are samples checked for coeliac?

Gastroscopy to check my stomach and duodenum. Samples were taken and initial diagnosis of gastritis and duodenitis. Are samples checked for coeliac?

Biopsy 4 celiac.: Biopsy samples of the duodenum should evidence findings consistent with celiac disease, as long as the samples are taken from the appropriate area, which may then depend on the GI doctor's clinical suspicion of celiac disease. Generally speaking, though, a suspicion of celiac disease can be confirmed histologically. ...Read more

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

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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What are the tests for peptic ulcer?

What are the tests for peptic ulcer?

Endoscopy: Has largely replaced less clear contrast barium swallows. ...Read more

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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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Is Prevacid effective for gastritis?nexium (esomeprazole) causes diarrhea for me.also can gastritis cause constipation..have had some of that with gastritis flare up

Is Prevacid effective for gastritis?nexium (esomeprazole) causes diarrhea for me.also can gastritis cause constipation..have had some of that with gastritis flare up

Nexium can't: cause gastritis; however, diarrhea has been reported. Additionally, gastritis, does not necessarily cause constipation. It is time to consult your prescribing physician and, if you are self medicating: STOP! ...Read more

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Do they look for cancer if h pylori is present with gastritis and ulcers?

Do they look for cancer if h pylori is present with gastritis and ulcers?

Yes: Whenever an endoscopy is done and gastritis and ulcers are diagnosed, we are always looking for tumors, whether or not h. Pylori is found. ...Read more

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What are tests help to diagonsis cancer in stomach ulcers?

What are tests help to diagonsis cancer in stomach ulcers?

Biopsy: Only a biopsy can make the diagnosis of stomach cancer. If a stomach ulcer needs to be biopsied, a doctor needs to do an endoscopy (inserting a tube with a camera down your throat to your stomach) and then take a biopsy. Then the pathologist looks at it and see if there is cancer or not. Biopsy is the only way. ...Read more

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EGD showed h pylori gastritis. Took antibiotics + PPI for 7 days. Have lots of pain from gastritis. the best diet for gastritis and continue take PPI ?

EGD showed h pylori gastritis. Took antibiotics + PPI for 7 days. Have lots of pain from gastritis. the best diet for gastritis and continue take PPI ?

PPI and bland diet: Usually you take the antibiotics and the PPI for 2 weeks together and then the PPI for a total of 6 weeks. The diet you should use while you have the gastritis is one where you avoid spicy foods and greasy foods. It is best to eat simple foods. You should avoid acid drinks such as coffee, tea, chocolate and citrus juices. These are the main things to avoid in your diet until your gastritis clears. ...Read more

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Gi test show diverticulosis and peptic ulcers. Hida showed 33%.Have diarrhea after eating and headaches. Which one could cause the diarrhea/headaches?

Gi test show diverticulosis and peptic ulcers. Hida showed 33%.Have diarrhea after eating and headaches. Which one  could cause the diarrhea/headaches?

Not sure?: Divericulosis can sometimes cause diarrhea/constipation if they become infected(diverticulitis), but it is unlikely to cause headaches. Likewise with gallbladder dysfunction(your hida ef was 33% which is a little low and may indicate that your function is abnormal) as it can sometimes result in diarrhea after eating. ...Read more

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What the best medication for bile reflux gastritis? My endoscopy diagnosis is esofagitis with bile reflux gastritis, i've been sick for almost 2 months

What the best medication for bile reflux gastritis? My endoscopy diagnosis is esofagitis with bile reflux gastritis, i've been sick for almost 2 months

Carafate (sucralfate): Most physicians still use an acid reducing agent (like prilosec) for bile gastritis. Many times that works. If not, then an old-fashion drug, carafate, (sucralfate) usually does the trick. ...Read more

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Can IBS cause burning pain in stomach? Took Prilosec for 14 days but burning pain is back. Tested negative for h pylori

Heart Burn: Hi, you probably have Functional dyspepsia or non-ulcer dyspepsia, which is common in IBS, the treatment is change in diet includes avoiding fatty food, Alcohol, Caffeine, frequent but small portions, avoiding food which makes the patient worse, PPIs or H2 blockers but Antacid like Tums (calcium carbonate) won't work , one can consider Tricyclic Antidepressant if above measures not helpful. Feel better. ...Read more

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Gallbladder post 1year bravo test negative for acid reflux, but upper gi showed esphogitis reflux and some erosion, what is causing if no acid reflux ?

Gallbladder post 1year bravo test negative for acid reflux, but upper gi showed esphogitis reflux and some erosion, what is causing if no acid reflux ?

Non-acid reflux: Could be non-acid reflux. Also, no test is perfect, and the bravo study could be incorrect. Its also important to use the bravo data to correlate symptoms to acid reflux episodes. There is also a 24 hour pH-impedance study that can detect reflux that is not acid. Ask your GI doctor about these. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Chronic gastritis; chronic duodenitis, hyperemic gastric mucosa; positive helicob. Pylori stool test. Do i need treatment for helicobacter pylori?

Chronic gastritis; chronic duodenitis, hyperemic gastric mucosa; positive helicob. Pylori stool test. Do i need treatment for helicobacter pylori?

Helicobacter pylori: Yes, you definitely need treatment. This organism can promote the development of gastric cancer as well as producing the inflammatory changes in your GI tract that you have noted and which must be producing severe symptoms. ...Read more

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Chronic gastritis/ulcers/irritation not caused by H. pylori can still lead to stomach cancer. What diagnosis tests would help check for cancer in this case?

Chronic gastritis/ulcers/irritation not caused by H. pylori can still lead to stomach cancer.  What diagnosis tests would help check for cancer in this case?

Stomach CA: If someone knows that you have chronic gastritis they have already been down your throat with a scope. Further recommendations for repeat scope should be driven by those with direct visualization of your stomach. That would be the only way to test for cancer. ...Read more

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I have daily acid reflux, NEG h pylori. MD said no concern. What's best treatment to prevent ulcers, stricture and barrets esophagus ? Herbs? Diet?

I have daily acid reflux, NEG h pylori. MD said no concern. What's best treatment to prevent ulcers, stricture and barrets esophagus ? Herbs? Diet?

Acid reflux (GERD): One of the best ways to control this is the use of a class of drugs known as H2 blockers. There are several and they are readily available, some OTC. Your doctor can prescribe these for you as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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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


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