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Can left sided tummy pain be due to stomach ulcer ? had it on n off since 2 years,its on upper left abdomen,eating sometimes reduces pain-tests r fine
I have a stomach ulcer,I'm negative to hpylori I'm on dexilant& ranitidine when I sit for long my tummy feels like a ripping sensation is that normal?
More information: How long ago were you diagnosed with the ulcer and how long have you been on those two medications? Sometimes it can take 4-8 weeks before feeling better while taking those drugs consistently. If it's been longer than that, you may want to see you GI doc again for reevaluation and to consider if another EGD is necessary to see if the ulcer has healed at all and if not, change your therapy. ...Read more
Is frozen purple grape juice, apple juice and peppermint tea ok to drink for ulcer. Ipeppermint tea seems to calm tummy but some say bad for ulcer?
Probably OK: I see no problem with grape and apple juice, though i strongly recommend organic juices as both conventional grapes and apples are high in pesticides. The only reference i found re: ulcers says it should not be used in stomach ulcers because it lowers esophageal sphincter pressure, but i don't see why that would be bad for an ulcer. Many authorities claim peppermint tea is good for ulcers. ...Read more
Gurgling tummy, nausea,hurts in different spots, gas, smelly BM. History of CDiff, diverticulitis, ulcers, hiatal hernia, sludge in gallbladder. CT ok?
Not OK!: You report a number of medical concerns and complaints so you must, as soon as possible, make an appointment to see your primary doctor. Much of your complaints can be carefully controlled. ...Read more
When anyone: Coughs up blood- get to your pcp or gastroenterologist. For work up soon! ...Read more