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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Overview)

Ulcer is the medical term for erosion of a normal barrier (the lining on top) exposing the surface that is normally beneath this barrier. Ulcers can occurs at sites like the skin, the mouth, and the stomach.


Dr. Vasu Brown
Board Certified, Wound care
28 years in practice
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Why do I get ulcers in my mouh regularly?

Why do I get ulcers in my mouh regularly?

Riboflavin def: B vitamins esp riboflavin gets depleted i'n inflammatory bowel disease - take max stress b from qnlabs which is probiotic generated - means no need for body to have co- factors to absorb this vitamin - take 30-45 drops i'n the morning for 1 week everymonth to keep your vitamin b levels normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Overview)

Ulcer is the medical term for erosion of a normal barrier (the lining on top) exposing the surface that is normally beneath this barrier. Ulcers can occurs at sites like the skin, the mouth, and the stomach.


Dr. Chong Kim
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
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What r the syptoms for an ulcer?

What r the syptoms for an ulcer?

Pain/nausea: Symptoms of peptic ulcer can vary, but most common symptoms are burning or sharp pains in upper stomach, usually worse before and after meals. They can be caused by use of Aspirin or Motrin and other nsaids. If not treated, they can cause internal bleeding, which need medical attention. Go see your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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How long can ulcers last?

Where?: Where are the ulcers that you are asking about? There are too many possibilities without more information. ...Read more

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Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Board Certified, Phlebology
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How does ulcer differ from normal wounds?

Abnormal healing: Leg ulcers can be related to a variety of underlying medical problems. The most common cause is related to chronic venous insufficiency. Other causes of leg ulcers include diabetes and arterial insufficiency. These medical problems interfere with the normal healing process. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Georgia Latham
Board Certified, Family Medicine
29 years in practice
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Does mountain dew cause ulcers?

Does mountain dew cause ulcers?

Caffeine: in Mountain Dew can increase risk of developing ulcers. There is valve between the stomach and esophagus called the gastroesophageal (GE) sphincter. Normally, this valve closes very tightly to keep stomach contents from going back up (reflux) into the esophagus. Caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol all lower the pressure that keeps the GE sphincter closed. Reflux can lead to development of ulcers. ...Read more

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Drugs that can cure ulcers completely?

Drugs that can cure ulcers completely?

Cure for Ulcers: Yes most of the time combination of antibiotics and acid supressing agents called ppis can cure the stomach ulcers called peptic ulcers. ...Read more

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
17 years in practice
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What should be done for an ulcer?

What should be done for an ulcer?

What N Where is it?: There are different types of ulcers and treatments differ. Oral aphthous ulcers (cause unkown) are painful mucosal ulcerations which will heal on their own in 1 wk or so. Foot/leg ulcers as in diabetic ulcers need treatment as an open wound--often require medical intervention. Peptic ulcers can be treated with antacids and maybe antibiotic h. Pylori is the cause etc..Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Marshall Solomon
Board Certified, Podiatry
42 years in practice
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How many different types of ulcers?

4 types: Arterial ulcers due to poor circulation. Venous ulcers due to venous stasis or venous insufficiency, diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers and surgical or traumatic ulcers. More than four. All have different treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
35 years in practice
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Can't keep food down I think my ulcer is bad what you think?

Can't keep food down I think my ulcer is bad what you think?

Many possibilities: "Can't keep food down" is a behavior under Mind?Brain control whereas "ulcer" is a term for a portion of tissue which does not heal, for whatever reason. As embodied Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures, control is more top down than bottom up. Most public, Docs & ads promote body only; so sad/naive. While H. pylori seems to commonly play a role in ulcers, many more powerful additional issues involved. ...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


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