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Types Of Stomach Ulcers
Each month I have a period i get horrible pain in my stomach like ulcer pain that gets worse by eating, drinking, or taking any type of medication. ?
Stress: Please check your stresslevel during your periods. Do you take non-steroidal pain medicatons such as ibuprogen during your periods? These may cause stomach pains also please check and make sure you dont have ulcers. ...Read more
Do I have weak stomach or some kind of ulcer . Is there other type less agressive of iron supplement that won't hurt the stomach?
Iron supplements: Everyone is susceptible to stomacache with iron. However, certain iron preparations are worse than others. Iron sulfate causes the worst stomach pains but is highest in available elemntal Iron. I use Iron gluconate which is easier and tell my patients to take Vitamin C with this. Another way to limit the stomach pain is to to take once a day or twice rather than the typically three times per day. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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