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My mom is suffering from peptic ulcer disease....she went to a doctor & the doctor gave her triple therapy...but that doesn't work...what can I do?

My mom is suffering from peptic ulcer disease....she went to a doctor & the doctor gave her triple therapy...but that doesn't work...what can I do?

Peptic ulcer: Triple therapy is used for the eradication of h pylori disease she may need to have a repeat course sometimes first course does not work. I f she still continue s to have pain then she needs to be reassessed by her GI doctor ...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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I suffer occasional severe abdomen pain. Diagnosed with peptic ulcer. I take 40 mg esomeprazole tablets every morning. Any side effects? Treatment?

I suffer occasional severe abdomen pain. Diagnosed with peptic ulcer. I take 40 mg esomeprazole tablets every morning. Any side effects? Treatment?

Nexium (esomeprazole) S.E.'s: Esomeprazole is a very well tolerated medication, but in the short term it can cause a number of dose-dependent side effects including commonly headache and diarrhea. Longer term use carries other consequences (please see my earlier answer on this topic in healthtap). ...Read more

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What is the value of diet in treatment of peptic ulcers?

What is the value of diet in treatment of peptic ulcers?

1: Low fat and bland diet provokes less acid stimulation and hence tolerated better in patients with peptic ulcers. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for peptic ulcer?

What is the best treatment for peptic ulcer?

Mabye: Ulcers can bleed and be very serious. Please see your primary provider to be further evaluated.. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for peptic ulcer?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for peptic ulcer?

Fast may not be best: Some medicine works fast, but not as good as others tha tmay take a bit longer.
Otc zegerid is probably the fastest, but not necessarily the best.
The best medication is the one that works for you without causing signifincant side effects or being too expensive for your budget. ...Read more

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Will peptic ulcer kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will peptic ulcer kill me if I don't get treatment?

Mabye: Ulcers can bleed and be very serious. Please see your primary provider to be further evaluated.. ...Read more

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How long do none peptic ulcers usually take to heal (with slight treatment and diet changes)? Usually how long until a patient becomes pain free?

How long do none peptic ulcers usually take to heal (with slight treatment and diet changes)? Usually how long until a patient becomes pain free?

Peptic ulcer: Peptic ulcers, usually in the duodenum, heal within a few weeks of treatment with bland diet, abstinence from alcohol, nicotine and avoidance of caffeine as well as the Daily taking of ppi medications like prilosec or nexium (esomeprazole). The discomfort usually resolves more quickly-within days to a week. Of course these are generalizations and there are exceptions. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of peptic ulcer?

What is the treatment of peptic ulcer?

Meds, occ surgery: These days we are aware that most ulcers are caused by a bacterial infection (h. Pylori): treat infection for about 2 weeks, involves meds to reduce acid production as well, e.g. Nexium (esomeprazole) or prilosec, cures the disease in most. Complicated ulcers, e.g. Bleed or perforate are more involved to treat. Uncomplicated ulcers caused by nsaids rxd with meds, e.g. Nexium (esomeprazole) or prilosec, less surgery these day. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for peptic ulcer?

What is the treatment for peptic ulcer?

Ulcer: Taking medicines-such as H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)-and making lifestyle changes, including avoiding nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), quitting smoking avoiding alcohol (no more than 2 drinks a day for men and 1 drink a day for women; eating a balanced diet avoiding fatty fried foods and high calorie snacks ...Read more

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Are there any other treatment options for peptic ulcer disease?

Are there any other treatment options for peptic ulcer disease?

Please see: Please see your gastroenterologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the correct answer. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for peptic ulcer?

Mabye: Ulcers can bleed and be very serious. Please see your primary provider to be further evaluated.. ...Read more

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What is multi drug cocktail treatment for peptic ulcer?

Several: Common is a ppi, e.g. Prevacid, (lansoprazole) and 2 antibiotics, e.g. Amoxicillin and clarithromycin. Others can include different antibiotics (if allergic or second rx), bismuth, e.g. Pepto bismol, and ppi. Take for 10-14 days. Other rx also. ...Read more

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My mom in hospital 30 days. Signs, symptoms of peptic ulcer's. Ruptured. Bleed to death there. It was known but not mentioned. Avoidable. Why was surgery, treatment, advising not done? Thanks.

My mom in hospital 30 days. Signs, symptoms of peptic ulcer's. Ruptured. Bleed to death there. It was known but not mentioned. Avoidable. Why was surgery, treatment, advising not done? Thanks.

I am very sorry: I am truly so sorry for your loss. Understanding why may help ease the hurt, anger. Active bleeding ulcers can have a 10-14 percent mortality, & esophageal perforation, producing even greater rates. Medicine that prevent bleeding from stopping, such as motrin, don't help the situation. Making sure nothing congenital present, like a bleeding disorder, may help prevent this tragedy from recurring. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for peptic ulcers?

What are the treatments for peptic ulcers?

Peptic ulcers: Historically, ulcers used to be treated with antacid regimens. However, the current treatment involves treating a bacteria called heliobactor pylorii. And using acid blockers as a supplement. So, patients are given antibiotics and advised to use the acid blockers (either on a short or long term basis). ...Read more

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Are peptic ulcers, the same as ulcerative colitis as far as treatments (cures). And can ulcerative colitis also be caused by h pylori?

Are peptic ulcers, the same as ulcerative colitis as far as treatments (cures). And can ulcerative colitis also be caused by h pylori?

No.: Peptic ulcers are related to acid disorder in your stomach, and are not the same as ulcerative colitis, which is inflammatory bowel disease. While peptic ulcers can be caused by h. Pylori, I have never heard uc is caused by or related to that infection. If you are having such symptoms, you need to discuss them with your own physician or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Do peptic ulcers have a malignant potential?

Do peptic ulcers have a malignant potential?

NOT USUALLY: Peptic ulcer is usually assosciated with gastric hypersecretion. It responds well to acid supression therapy. Lack of response to therapy could lead to egd evaluation. ...Read more

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If you have peptic ulcers how much alcohol is ok to drink?

If you have peptic ulcers how much alcohol is ok to drink?

Ulcer booze: Blunt answer to you = ulcer is deadly complication from drinking. Stop drinking is only way out. ...Read more

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What is a peptic ulcer?

What is a peptic ulcer?

Acid related ulcer: This term generally refers to stomach or duodenal ulcers. The 2 most common causes of stomach or duodenal ulcers are infection with the helicobacter pylori bacteria and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, meloxicam, etc. ...Read more

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Is peptic ulcer painful?

Is peptic ulcer painful?

Can be: Can give you pain/ stomach upset, bleeding, anemia. Please see your doctor. You may need to see a gastroenterologist for further evaluation- i.E an endoscopy. ...Read more

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What causes peptic ulcer?

H. Pylori: The majority of peptic ulcers are caused by an infection with the h. Pylori bacteria. Any doctor can test for this easily with a blood test. ...Read more

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What can lead to my peptic ulcer?

What can lead to my peptic ulcer?

H Pylori Infection: Peptic ulcer is most commonly caused by infection with a bacteria called H Pylori. Other rare causes may be use of NSAIDs like ibuprofen, naproxen when used regularly. Other meds like Actonel, (risedronate)fosamax, pottasium supplements may rarely cause ulcer in stomach.

People who smoke and drink alcohol excessively are at increased risk to develop Peptic Ulcer ...Read more

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Is soy milk bad for peptic ulcers?

Soy milk and ulcers: No, soy milk is not bad for peptic ulcer disease. What it really needs is treatment. This can include an antacid, and several antibiotics. You might want to ask your doctor about treatment. ...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 are some peptic ulcer symptoms?

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What are some peptic ulcer symptoms?

Peptic ulcer: Symptoms are abdominal bloating/burning/pain, belching, feeling of fullness, loss of appetite, nausea/vomiting, unexplained weight loss. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a peptic ulcer?

Take antiacid: Take an antiacid from the PPI family (omeprazole, pantoprazole, etc). avoid NSAIDs (ibuprofen, aleve, (naproxen) etc). Get tested for a bacteria called H.Pylori which can cause ulcers. ...Read more

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What happens if I develop a peptic ulcer?

What happens if I develop a peptic ulcer?

It depends: You may have pain, nausea, vomiting, bleeding or no symptoms. The 2 most common causes of peptic ulcers are infection with the helicobacter pylori bacteria and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, meloxicam, etc. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from a peptic ulcer?

IF LARGE ENOUGH: The bleeding may be difficult to contain. When an ulcer perforates, it goes through the wall of your stomach. Acid, bile, food contents then get spilled in your abdominal cavity, causing massive inflammation and infection, called peritonitis, which can cause fulminant multi organ failure and death. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a peptic ulcer?

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How do you know if you have a peptic ulcer?

Peptic ulcer: Symptoms are abdominal bloating/burning/pain, belching, feeling of fullness, loss of appetite, nausea/vomiting, unexplained weight loss. ...Read more

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What're some safe foods for a peptic ulcer?

JUST AVOID: Alcohol, smoking, spicy foods. Eat small amounts more frequently, so as to not distend that irritated tissue too much. ...Read more

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Describe sign and symptoms of peptic ulcer?

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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What is the drug of choise for peptic ulcer?

PROTON PUMP: Inhibitors like omeprazole, zegerid, nexium, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) prevacid, aciphex, pantoprazole (generic protonix). ...Read more

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Which medicine is the best for peptic ulcer?

Which medicine is the best for peptic ulcer?

What can you afford?: Best medicine for anyone is something that you can afford whether thru insurance or just cash pay. Next does this medicine actually do what you need it to do. Using epocrates. Com & drugs. Com, look for proton pump inhibitors & h2 blockers to treat stomach ulcers. Some are available over-the-counter w/o prescription at lower strength. Go see your doc to confirm diagnosis & search for h pylori. ...Read more

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How can I quickly recover from a peptic ulcer?

PPI: Proton pump inhibiter for 8 wks, bland diet, get checked/treated for h pylori. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is the cure of peptic ulcer?

Antibiotics&AcidSupr: Because most Peptic Ulcers are caused due to infection with H Pylori Bacteria
Peptic ulcer is treated with a course of two different antibiotics and Acid Supression therapy.
It cures the ulcer most of the time
Ulcers caused by other causes are treated with stoping the drugs and acid suppression therapy ...Read more

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How do peptic ulcers affect stomach functioning?

Ulcers: Ulcers themselves may not effect stomach function at all. It may cause pain and rarely block the stomach exit. The treatment is to remove the cause of ulcers and acid reducing medication. Acid medicine may decrease absorption of certain nutrients. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of peptic ulcer disease?

Pain, nausea: Most ulcers are probably asymptomatic but common symptoms include mid upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and black tarry stools. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a peptic ulcer to form?

GOOD QUESTION: Nobody knows! Why would that be of interest? Try google, trivia, etc. ...Read more

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How should you get peptic ulcers in your stomach?

How should you get peptic ulcers in your stomach?

Meds or infection: Medications such as aspirin & NSAID's and infections such as H. Pylori are the most common causes of stomach ulcers. ...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


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Peptic Ulcer (Definition)

A condition in which there is corrosion of the surface of the stomach and/or first part of the small intestine. Symptoms include upper abdominal pain, nausea, ...Read more


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