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Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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History of ulcer, used to be on Nexium (esomeprazole). He works long hours. He has big round inflated abdomen for years, I noticing it bigger now? Help please.

History of ulcer, used to be on Nexium (esomeprazole). He works long hours. He has big round inflated abdomen for years, I noticing it bigger now? Help please.

Exam: Get a physical examination, blood testing and an abdominal ultrasound. Certainly have liver, gallbladder stomach and pancreas checked. ...Read more

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I have Abdominal ulcer and get treated. I have gotten enormous amount of skill on it. Shall I take cup of tea without spice?

I have Abdominal ulcer and get treated. I have gotten enormous amount of skill on it.  Shall I take cup of tea without spice?

SKILL?: I assume by skill, you mean are able to eat certain foods and stay well? Certainly, there are known trigger food for ulcers and Acid indigestion/reflux disease, and Coffee and hot tea are on the top of the list. So I do not recommend that to my patients, even if they are controlled and "skilled." As, Diet and avoidance of triggers remains the mainstay of treatment! Good luck. ...Read more

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Had an ulcer for years, abdomen tight and distended. Pain constant. Could this ulcer be bleeding internally without any symptoms?

Had an ulcer for years, abdomen tight and distended. Pain constant. Could this ulcer be bleeding internally without any symptoms?

Seek help: A tight and distended abdomen with pain is not something to take likely. It could be obstruction, reflux, a bleeding ulcer, gastritis etc- the list goes on. Please see your doctor asap for this- particularly with you history I would possibly consider going to the ER today. Other conditions can mimic this such as heart disease, diabetes (gastroparesis). You need a full work-up and exam. ...Read more

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What is the causes of abdominal ulcer? Is there any chance to cure and being normal? Is the case aggravated by caffeine including coffee?

What is the causes of abdominal ulcer? Is there any chance to cure and being normal? Is the case aggravated by caffeine including coffee?

Stomach ulcers: Are caused by use of NSAIDs or associated with HPylori or unopposed stomach acidity as in poor dietary habits, alcohol, smoking and coffee can aggravate ulcers, stress, severe illness and hyperacid production like zollinger ellison syndrome. Cure is done by avoiding or treating the cause and the us antacids or H2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors ...Read more

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I get really bad pain in my upper abdomen I looked up my symptoms and it's saying an ulcer is it really dangerous if I don't get it look after?

I get really bad pain in my upper abdomen I looked up my symptoms and it's saying an ulcer is it really dangerous if I don't get it look after?

Maybe not ulcer: Get a consultation with your doctor. This may or may not be an ulcer. The treatment is directed to the correct diagnosis. Wrong diagnosis will not be helpful to you. By the way, an ulcer is generally the result of a bacterial problem and it does not solve itself. ...Read more

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For a few months now I've been experiencing chest pain on the right side. I suffer from abdominal ulcers and thought that I should have an endoscopy do?

For a few months now I've been experiencing chest pain on the right side. I suffer from abdominal ulcers and thought that I should have an endoscopy do?

Probably not heart: Considering your age its unlikely the heart. But a full physical and detailed history with an ekg and labs would be good to asess the problem and use for future comparison. Other non cardiac causes need to ruled out. I agree you should follow up with your GI dr and get evaluated and poss egd. ...Read more

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Hi Dr I don’t know if you’ll be able to assist but I’ve been experiencing a burning sensation in my abdomen for 2 days I tried nexium but no relief? Is this an ulcer?

Hi Dr I don’t know if you’ll be able to assist but I’ve been experiencing a burning sensation in my abdomen for 2 days I tried nexium but no relief? Is this an ulcer?

Hard to tell. : We’d need more information before we could hazard a guess — a virtual consultation would be a good idea. Is the burning all over the abdomen or in one specific part? Does it worsen after you eat? Any nausea, vomiting or diarrhea? ...Read more

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Will an abdomen CT show an ulcer?

Will an abdomen CT show an ulcer?

If it: Is a very large ulcer it might. Otherwise, an ulcer would be difficult to pick up. ...Read more

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Can an ulcer cause burning achy feeing in right upper abdomen? Prilosec helps

Can an ulcer cause burning achy feeing in right upper abdomen? Prilosec helps

Yes: Fup with a doctor to come up with a long term treatment plan. Do you need to be tested for HPylori? Do you have a bed board? Have you made some lifestyle changes like diet and exercise to curb the ulcer? Have long have you been taking Prilosec? Do you need an EGD? Doctor can helo guide the treatment. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from upper abdominal pain. I don't have insurance. Is it an ulcer? How can I treat it?

I'm suffering from upper abdominal pain. I don't have insurance. Is it an ulcer? How can I treat it?

Get insurance: This is an important time for you to get insurance. In michigan the weather is very cold. If you have an accident while driving any hospital bill will be very expensive.
Abdominal pain can be from many causes. Any tests your doctor or emergency room orders will cost more if you pay out-of-pocket. Look for a health department or ask your employer for ways to get insurance soon. ...Read more

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I am getting upper abdomen pain. Its coming and going after sometime. Why? Is there home treatment for ulcers?

I am getting upper abdomen pain. Its coming and going after sometime. Why? Is there home treatment for ulcers?

Upper abdominal pain: Upper abdominal pain isn't always due to ulcers. There are other causes of upper abdominal pain that need to be considered. I suggest you consult with a clinician for a full evaluation, physical examination, and proper assessment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on my lower right abdominal are and it hurts when I press on it. Might it be an ulcer or a stone?

I have a small lump on my lower right abdominal are and it hurts when I press on it. Might it be an ulcer or a stone?

Unlikely: You would not be able to press on an ulcer or stone from your lower abdomen, the structures are too far away. The most likely explanation is an infected/inflammed lymph node. If not imprved in a few days you should seek medical advise from your family physician. ...Read more

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Do ulcers hurt really bad? I've had abdominal pain for months. Sometimes I want to go to the hospital. Pain comes and goes is worse lately.

Do ulcers hurt really bad? I've had abdominal pain for months. Sometimes I want to go to the hospital. Pain comes and goes is worse lately.

Many causes: Abdominal pain has many causes because there are many organs in the abdominal cavity. If the pain is severe enough that make you think you should go to the hospital GO. gallbladder dysfunction causes your symptoms and can not be seen by the test you have had, you will need a HIDA scan which is an ultrasound with contrast to see the GB function. ...Read more

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Sir, i have been haven abdominal pains for mor than 1 yr now and the test resulted Ulcer and hepatitis B. Please, can garlic, ginger and honey can do?

Sir, i have been haven abdominal pains for mor than 1 yr now and the test resulted Ulcer and hepatitis B. Please, can garlic, ginger and honey can do?

Hmm: Considering the history of Ulcer and hepatitis B I am not aware of any negative effects of garlic, ginger and honey. What I am aware of is that your doctor can counsel you on treatments for the Ulcer and Hepatitis B. Good luck. ...Read more

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Neverending abdominal pain since last Aug G.i have went in 2times no ulcers no polyps im in pain all day! Doctors are jus shooing me away what next2do?

Neverending abdominal pain since last Aug G.i have went in 2times no ulcers no polyps im in pain all day! Doctors are jus shooing me away what next2do?

Find another doctor?: The differential diagnosis for your problem is broad, & lots of negative tests don't always add up to mean "nothing is wrong" but it's possible you have irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). When you refer to healthtap about ibs you will appreciate that it is a symptom complex often associated with abdominal pain at times of stress, diet indiscretion, more. Relief is available but 1st confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

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Once in a while I get moderate to severe pain on the right side of my abdomen area, but ice or cold in general seem to help a lot. Could still be something serious like appendicitis, hernia or ulcer?

Once in a while I get moderate to severe pain on the right side of my abdomen area, but ice or cold in general seem to help a lot. Could still be something serious like appendicitis, hernia or ulcer?

No: Something serious on the right side of your abdomen wouldn't go away with ice or cold. It sounds more like a muscle pain in the abdominal wall if it happens occasionally and goes away with cold. See your PCP to know for sure what is going on but serious things don't generally go away that easily. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Male has sever abdominal pain & don't know why. Is taking diazepane for back spasms and that helps the gut. Also, taking meds for ulcer. Any suggestion?

I would: Lay off the ibuprofin and go get omeprazole. You may be developing an ulcer by overuse of this to help your back. Go in, see doc, use tylenol (acetaminophen) short term. Also consider constipation if on narcs for pain. ...Read more

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Past 1 week I've upper abdominal pain&more hungry. If I eat food, pain eases.After one hour the pain comes again. I've history of ulcer before. Is it same?

Hmmmm: Sound like peptic ulcer disease. You should try to visit your GI doc again soon. In the meantime avoid acid foods product, carbonated drink. ...Read more

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I have ulcers in stomach. Do sit ups or other abdominal exercises make it worse?

I have ulcers in stomach. Do sit ups or other abdominal exercises make it worse?

No: Stomach ulcers are an internal problem that is aggravated by the release of acid when you eat and drink. Taking the prescribed medication by your doctor will help, small meals and darker greens helps since they are more alkaline. If you notice that it is worse after exercise, just decrease the intensity and duration. ...Read more

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My mother has upper central abdominal pain, and we don't know what it is. Maybe ulcer pain?

My mother has upper central abdominal pain, and we don't know what it is. Maybe ulcer pain?

Ulcer vs. heart: Women often experience heart pain different from men, and the pain needs to be evaluated to be sure it's not her heart. Then her doctor can consider ulcers vs. Other abdominal causes of pain in that area.

If it's brand new, call 911 or at least go to er. ...Read more

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Hi can triple therapy for my ulcer be causing the pain in my upper abdomen after eating and into my back, right side high up?

Hi can triple therapy for my ulcer be causing the pain in my upper abdomen after eating and into my back, right side high up?

Unlikely: Triple therapy is used to eradicate helicobacter pylori, a bacterium which can cause ulcers and even cancers. The pain you have may be due to progression or worsening of your ulcer. You should tell your health provider promptly about this symptom. Worsening pain or other symptoms may be a reason to perform an upper endoscopy to visualize the stomach and esophagus. ...Read more

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I have upper abdomen (ulcer like) pain lately that isn't relieved my omeprazole or ranitidine. They used to work just fine for that kind of pain.

Consider these...: Recurrent abdominal discomfort is first addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize the organ involved: bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Also consider dysmotility, gastropathy due to nsaid's, alcohol, h. Pylori. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has pain in abdomen to the right just below rib cage only at night, been checked for ulcer, gallstones, had scan and also colposcopy?

My girlfriend has pain in abdomen to the right just below rib cage only at night, been checked for ulcer, gallstones, had scan and also colposcopy?

Biliary dyskinesia : Pain in the right upper abdominal quadrant after ruling out gastric ulcer could still be gallbladder related. Biliary dyskinesia could be an example. It is diagnosed by a hida scan with cck. It essentially a poorly functioning gb that is over distended. Hida scan is a dynamic study that show that emptying capability of the gb. Check it out with a surgeon and good luck. ...Read more

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Are extreme bloating and a burning feeling in the center of your abdomen symptoms of a duodenal ulcer?

Are extreme bloating and a burning feeling in the center of your abdomen symptoms of a duodenal ulcer?

Yes they could: These can certainly be symptoms of an ulcer. You should have a thorough exam including an endoscopy as soon as possible. ...Read more

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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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