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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
29 years in practice
10M people helped
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Why do I get ulcers in my mouh regularly?

Dr. Vasu Brown
Board Certified, Wound care
29 years in practice
10M people helped
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. Umesh Patel
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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
22 years in practice
53K people helped
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What r the syptoms for an ulcer?

Dr. Chong Kim
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
53K people helped
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. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
17M people helped
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How long can ulcers last?

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
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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
45 years in practice
71K people helped
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How does ulcer differ from normal wounds?

Dr. Phillip Hertzman
Board Certified, Phlebology
45 years in practice
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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. Umesh Patel
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Dr. Georgia Latham
Board Certified, Family Medicine
30 years in practice
1M people helped
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Does mountain dew cause ulcers?

Dr. Georgia Latham
Board Certified, Family Medicine
30 years in practice
1M people helped
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. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
132M people helped
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Drugs that can cure ulcers completely?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
132M people helped
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
18 years in practice
40M people helped
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What should be done for an ulcer?

Dr. Bac Nguyen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
18 years in practice
40M people helped
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
43 years in practice
550K people helped
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How many different types of ulcers?

Dr. Marshall Solomon
Board Certified, Podiatry
43 years in practice
550K people helped

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
36 years in practice
22M people helped
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Can't keep food down I think my ulcer is bad what you think?

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
36 years in practice
22M people helped
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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Dr. Phillip Frist
Board Certified, Dentistry
41 years in practice
550K people helped
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How are ulcers caused?

Dr. Phillip Frist
Board Certified, Dentistry
41 years in practice
550K people helped
How are ulcers caused?

Where?: Stomach is usually excessive acid or sometimes a bacterial or lack of problem. Mouth ulcers usually are from trauma or herpetic virus. ...Read more

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