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Does an empty stomach actually make an ulcer worse, or does it just make it feel more painful?

Does an empty stomach actually make an ulcer worse, or does it just make it feel more painful?

Peptic ulcer: Duodenal peptic ulcer distress is usually improved by eating as opposed to gastric or stomach ulcerations where foodmay precipitate distress. The actual degree of peptic laceration doesn't necessarily increase by avoiding food intake but probably remains the same size despite its symptoms becoming more noticeable. However I would imagine that the ulceration would worsen if days go by without food ...Read more

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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Burning dull pain behind sternum and in stomach I have gastritis and ulcers is this normal it happens on a empty stomach in morning also?

Burning dull pain behind sternum and in stomach I have gastritis and ulcers is this normal it happens on a empty stomach in morning also?

Of course not: No, this is not normal. How long have you been on the carafate and protonix (pantoprazole)? Alcohol use is listed as moderate, what was the indication for ativan? Was it to prescribed to lessen the symptoms of alcohol withdrawal? It would appear that an endoscopy (scope into stomach and part of small intestine) is indicated. ...Read more

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Severe upper stomach pain like a vise. Bad after eating, bad on an empty stomach, I think I have a ulcer. Can I use DGL licorice will it stop the pain?

Severe upper stomach pain like a vise. Bad after eating, bad on an empty stomach, I think I have a ulcer. Can I use DGL licorice will it stop the pain?

DGL licorice: Although an ulcer is one possible cause of your pain, there are many other potential causes also. DGL licorice would not cause your pain to resolve even if your pain is due to an ulcer. Your best bet is to see your doctor for a diagnosis of the cause of your pain. In the meantime, try omeprazole 10mg each morning. Do not take this for longer than two weeks without a diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Best diet for ulcers in the stomach?

Best diet for ulcers in the stomach?

Seldom a diet issue: A stomach ulcer is literally a hole in the stomach lining. H.Pylori bacteria & use of nsaid's are independent but common risk factors, as are age, tobacco use, & prior history of ulceration. Admission to the ICU can result in stress-related ulceration within the first few days of hospitalization. Also, significant burns (curling's ulcer), head trauma (cushing's ulcer), sheering forces, cancer. ...Read more

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What can be used against stomach ulcers?

What can be used against stomach ulcers?

See your doctor: Most ulcers heal--if you still have symptoms you might have reflux, gallstones, other things. You need looking at. ...Read more

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What cause ulcers in the stomach of children?

What cause ulcers in the stomach of children?

Many things: Anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen, infections like helicobacter pylori, crohn's disease.

But far more things can upset the stomach without causing ulcers. It depends on the situation. ...Read more

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What are some natural foods for stomach ulcers?

Cabbage: Cabbage has a substance called vitamin u will help ulcers called - gastrazyme from biotics. I also like bio-hpf a common cause is h pylori infection for stomach ulcers and bio hpf resolves this. ...Read more

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What are my odds of stomach ulcers in someone my age?

Ulcer epidemiology: We don't have prevalence rates for a 23 year old, but for men in their 30s it was 2.4% according to a bmj survey. Peptic ulcers are caused by an infection with h pylori and can be readily treated. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have an ulcer in your stomach?

How do you know if you have an ulcer in your stomach?

Stomach pain: Discomfort in the upper stomach after eating, burning sensation, bloating, sometimes with nausea.
In some cases "hunger pains" early in the morning or need to eat snacks throughout the day.
In the case of a bleeding ulcer a main warning sign is black and tarry stool or throwing up blood either red or rusty or "coffee grounds". If this happens see a doctor or go to an emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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What kinds of food to eat if you have stomach ulcers?

Avoid things: That can worsen GERD like acidic foods, spicy foods, peppermint, alcohol and nicotine containing products. But the most important thing is to take your prescribed medications that are meant to heal your ulcers. Also avoid nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs unless your doctors specifically says it's ok. ...Read more

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Please explain what the symptoms are of stomach ulcers?

Pain: Pain is the most common symptom.
Burning pain is the most common peptic ulcer symptoms, felt anywhere from your navel up to your breastbone, worse when your stomach is empty, flare at night, often be temporarily relieved by eating certain foods that buffer stomach acid or by taking an acid-reducing medication, disappear and then return for a few days or weeks. ...Read more

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Stomach ulcers outside stomach due to herniated stomach?

Stomach ulcers outside stomach due to herniated stomach?

Hiatus hernia: Some people call it hiatal hernia, when the top part of the stomach slides into the chest cavity. This part of the stomach still has acid and can have ulcer but now with acid there, there is nothing to prevent acid from causing ulcer and irritation in the esophagus. See your doctor and get referral to GI for proper evaluation and treatment and even surgery if needed. ...Read more

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My stomach keeps hurting, does this mean I have an ulcer?

Not necessarily: There are several other possible causes, including reflux. Have the issue evaluated by a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Which medications are good for stomach ulcers and what causes them?

Which medications are good for stomach ulcers and what causes them?

Acid blockers...: Ulcers are usually caused by either an infection with a bacterial called helicobacter pylori or NSAID drugs such eg. Aspirin, ibuprofen, motrin. Acid blockers eg. Pepcid, (famotidine) Prilosec are the drugs of choice for healing ulcers. If you have an infection with h. Pylori then antibiotics are indicated. Good luck! ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a a cat smight it be possible that a detect whether or not you have stomach ulcers?

Might it be possible that a a cat smight it be possible that a detect whether or not you have stomach ulcers?

Ulcer: Generally a ct scan will not see a stomach ulcer in less it is a very large also. Many times the stomach is also not distended during the ct scan making it difficult to view. Sometimes right before the ct scan is taken the technologist may give you a extra glass of contrast to distended stomach. Generally also is our best seen by an endoscopy from a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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How to treat acute stomach ulcers?

Medicine: Treatmentis usually with a proton pump inhibitor (eg nexium, (esomeprazole) prilosec, etc.) you may need an endoscopy as well. ...Read more

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Can lorazepam cause stomach ulcers?

Can lorazepam cause stomach ulcers?

No, it cannot: This medicine does not cause stomach ulcers. Bacterial infection and medicines like aspirin and ibuprofen are more likely to cause injuries that look like ulcers. ...Read more

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Can percocets cause stomach ulcers?

NO: Percocet is oxycodone (an opioid) combined in a fixed dose with Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)). Neither irritates the gastric mucosa and therefore will not contribute to ulcers or gastritis. Too much tylenol (acetaminophen) can lead to liver damage. ...Read more

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Can coffee give a person stomach ulcers?

For some people, yes: There are people with exquisite sensitivity to things that either are acidic or promote more acid flow in the stomach, and coffee (caffeine in particular, but also oils in the coffee itself) is certainly one of those, and they can be prone to stomach and duodenal ulcers, as well as reflux esophagitis and gastritis. Other people seem to have cast-iron stomachs and nothing bothers them. ...Read more

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Can Crohn's disease cause stomach ulcers?

Can Crohn's disease cause stomach ulcers?

Yes: Crohns disease can affect any portion of the GI tract from the mouth to the rectum. ...Read more

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Can stomach ulcers enlarge your pancreas?

Can stomach ulcers enlarge your pancreas?

No: Stomach ulcers will not enlarge your pancreas but both can cause pain in center of your abdomen, just below rib cage. Go see your family doc to determine which you have if you're bothered. H pylori is a treatable cause of stomach ulcers. Over-the-counter h2 blockers & ppis (ask your pharmacist) can temporarily help if you have gastritis or heartburn. But go see doc if symptoms persist or bloodypoo. ...Read more

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Does corticosteroids cause stomach ulcers?

Does corticosteroids cause stomach ulcers?

They may: Especially high dose oral corticosteroids like Prednisone taken for longer periods of time. Inhaled corticosteroids used for the treatment of asthma and allergic rhinitis rarely, if ever, cause or exacerbate existing stomach ulcers. ...Read more

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How prevalent are stomach ulcers in teens?

How prevalent are stomach ulcers in teens?

I've never seen it: I am sure there are a few out there. However, I have had a busy practice for 3 decades and never seen a confirmed case. ...Read more

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What to take for an ulcer and stomach acid?

What to take for an ulcer and stomach acid?

Would start: With an h2 blocker such as Pepcid or zantac. Could move up to a ppi such as Protonix (pantoprazole) or prevcid if the h2 blockers do not work. ...Read more

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What causes an ulcer in the stomach to bleed?

What causes an ulcer in the stomach to bleed?

Acid: Stomach acid erodes the lining of the stomach, exposing the underlying vessels which can bleed. This is why acid reduction is a mainstay of ulcer therapy. ...Read more

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