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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Can you use a heating pad to relieve pain from an ulcer in the intestines and stomach?

Can you use a heating pad to relieve pain from an ulcer in the intestines and stomach?

Ulcer pain: A heating pad is not going to help with ulcer pain. The relief for this kind of pain is avoiding spicy and greasy foods as well as high acidic foods. Medications like Zantac (ranitidine) and Prilosec as well as antacids like Mylanta can help to heal and sooth an ulcer. Most important is you see an MD, be sure you have an ulcer and then be treated under the care of the MD. Going it alone is a bad idea. ...Read more

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Brother has polycythemia vera and on serial baby aspirin. Developed ulcers in small intestine. Can he substitute the baby aspirin with something else?

Brother has polycythemia vera and on serial baby aspirin. Developed ulcers in small intestine. Can he substitute the baby aspirin with something else?

Try flexible dosing: Consider enteric coated baby aspirin and always take with food, never on an empty stomach. You may consider taking the aspirin less frequently ie. every other day or 3 times a week. ...Read more

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I had a diagnostic colonoscopy done due to bleeding and they found 2 ulcers in my intestines . Biopsies came back good what is the cause and treatment?

I had a diagnostic colonoscopy done due to bleeding and they found 2 ulcers in my intestines . Biopsies came back good what is the cause and treatment?

NSAID, etc.: The most common reason for ulcers in the intestines is from nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (nsaids, ibuprofen, naproxen, et.). Other possibilities include crohn's disease, or many other possibilities, including infections. If this is NSAID induced, the treatment is avoidance of nsaids. If this is infection, it will resolve. But if it's crohn's, you need specific medical therapy. ...Read more

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I have an infection in my stomach that can cause ulcers in my intestines i'm also 8 weeks pregnant can it harm my baby?

I have an infection in my stomach that can cause ulcers in my intestines i'm also 8 weeks pregnant can it harm my baby?

Unlikely to happen: To harm your baby an infection would need to gain access by entering the blood or getting through the wall of tissues surrounding the gestational sac. Localized infections like you mention do not.Thhe medications you may take to get rid of the germ are also unlikely to bother baby. ...Read more

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Hi I have been suffering with ulcer on my small intestine Dr but me on pantoprazol 40mg two times a day it's been 3weeks know and I'm still hurting ?

Ulcer: If this ulcer was the cause of your pain it usually would be improving by now on pantoprazole. If you have been taking the medicine regularly and are not improving, you should return to your doctor for further advice. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a ulcer in my large intestine.. I have consult to doctor and he suggest me for a measacol. Tell me about this disease...

I have a ulcer in my large intestine.. I have consult to doctor and he suggest me for a measacol. Tell me about this disease...

Colitis: You possibly have ulcerative colitis. It's an inflammatory bowel disease. There is chronic inflammatory condition in the intestine. Patient will present with chronic diarrhea at various severity (1- > 10 loose stool bowel movements daily) and possibly with blood. Can be quite debilitating without treatment. Educate yourself and discuss/work closely with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy found tiny ulcers in my small intestine doc questioning if Crohn's can this be if after iron infusion i now have normal CBC and iron level?

Colonoscopy found tiny ulcers in my small intestine doc questioning if Crohn's can this be if after iron infusion i now have normal CBC and iron level?

Small or large?: Doesn't really make a lot of difference, but i suspect colonoscopy found ulcers in large intestine and your doc felt they might look like crohn's. A good response to iron infusion does not change any of the thinking about whether those lesions are crohn's like. The biopsy should give a lot more information. ...Read more

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Had a egd done dr said he found extra channel to small intestine he said probably from a ulcer i'm confused?

Had a egd done dr said he found extra channel to small intestine he said probably from a ulcer i'm confused?

A double pylorus: I suspect you have a "double pylorus". The pylorus is the part of the stomach leading to the first part of the small intestine (duodenal bulb). A double pylorus most commonly occurs as a result of a complication of an ulcer--the ulcer penetrates into the duodenal bulb creating a second opening to the small bowel. Less commonly a double pylorus is congenital meaning you were born with it. ...Read more

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What drug suitable to heal the wound in intestines caused by peptic ulcer?

OTC meds?: First be sure the diagnosis is confirmed by a doctor. There is a bacteria that can cause stomach ulcers and you should be checked for this. If that is negative then OTC meds that can be used include ranitidine (Zantac), Omeprazole (Prilosec), Pantoprazole (protonix), tums (calcium carbonate). ...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


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