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I'm taking 500mg of metronidazole 3x a day, clarithromycn 500 2x a omeprazike 2x why is my urine turning orangish brown treating peptic ulcer?

I'm taking 500mg of metronidazole 3x a day, clarithromycn 500 2x a omeprazike 2x why is my urine turning orangish brown treating peptic ulcer?

Metronidazole: This change in urine color is very likely due to the metronidazole you have been prescribed. Metronidazole may turn urine either “yellowish-brown” or a dark brown color. While the effect is known to occur, it is not known *why* it occurs. Although it is alarming at first sight, this change in urine color has not been proven to have any dangerous effect on the human body. ...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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Are peptic ulcers hereditary?

Are peptic ulcers hereditary?

Peptic ulcer factors: The are a lot of factors that can cause peptic ulcers including but not limited to increased acid secretion, medications, H.pylori infection. some of them are acquired but not necessarly all of them. You should consult your physician to be able to find the specific cause of peptic ulcer ...Read more

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Treating Peptic Ulcers (Tip)

Treating Peptic Ulcers

The cost of peptic ulcer disease in the us is over 5 billion dollars a year. ...See more

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How should I prevent peptic ulcers?

How should I prevent peptic ulcers?

Avoid NSAIDs: 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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Are peptic ulcers pre malignant ? ?

Are peptic ulcers pre malignant ? ?

No: Peptic ulcers are benign. Most are caused by a bacteria ( h. Pylori). However, some cancers (especially in sto, mach) present as ulcerated abnormalities. Location, size, appearance, response to therapy are all important favtors. Biopsy (tissue sampling) can be very helpful. ...Read more

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Treating Peptic Ulcers (Tip)

Treating Peptic Ulcers

A large percentage of peptic ulcers are caused by infection. They can be found by blood test, biopsy. ...See more

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Treating Cellulitis (Checklist)

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Peptic ulcers. What helps healing the most?

Peptic ulcers.  What helps healing the most?

Ulcer healing: In treating peptic ulcer disease, it is essential to withdraw potential offending or contributing agents such as nsaids, cigarettes, and excess alcohol. If the bacterium h. Pylori is discovered, your doctor will try to eradicate it. Stress reduction is not believed to have much bearing on healing of ulcers. You should probably avoid foods which cause symptoms (dyspepsia). ...Read more

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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


Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Peptic Ulcer (Definition)

Peptic ulcer is 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