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

I have an 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

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 a stomach ulcer cause bowel problems? Constipation/loose stool/cramping/gurgling/bloating/pain in lower left abdomen?

Can a stomach ulcer cause bowel problems? Constipation/loose stool/cramping/gurgling/bloating/pain in lower left abdomen?

No: All GI complaints mentioned are totally unrelated to a stomach ulcer. The latter produces upper midline abdominal pain relieved by food or antiacids and if perforating posteriorly into lesser sac, the space behind the stomach, back pain develops. Constipation or loose stool related to diet or inflammation of bowel and if in sigmoid colon with diverticular disease. Lt. lower abodiminal pain noted ...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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Faecal Calprotectin result of 101 mg/kg. Ulcers found in small intestines with wireless endoscopy tablet too. What does this mean?

Faecal Calprotectin result of 101 mg/kg. Ulcers found in small intestines with wireless endoscopy tablet too. What does this mean?

I presume you are: A parent asking about the results of your 4 year old child. Both of these results suggest inflammatory bowel disease, likely Crohn's Disease in the small intestine. Fecal calprotectin is a measurement of neutrophils/white blood cells in the intestinal lining which is associated with inflammation as is ulceration. I presume the doctor that performed/ordered these tests is advising you and can explain ...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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Had an egd done dr said he found extra channel to small intestine he said probably from an ulcer I'm confused?

Had an egd done dr said he found extra channel to small intestine he said probably from an 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 are 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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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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I have twisting pain in my intestines. When I eat greasy foods or drink milk I become nauseated and then throw up. Could this be an ulcer?

I have twisting pain in my intestines. When I eat greasy foods or drink milk I become nauseated and then throw up. Could this be an ulcer?

Maybe: This could be the case. Also, could be due to gall bladder dysfunction or gall stones. Many people who have symptoms with greasy/fatty foods can find that the gall bladder is involved. ...Read more

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Does Carafate (sucralfate) help heal ulcer from non-infectious ulcer (i.E. Prior pancreatitis damage) in stomach/upper intestine for non-alcohol drinker.?

Does Carafate (sucralfate) help heal ulcer from non-infectious ulcer (i.E. Prior pancreatitis damage) in stomach/upper intestine for non-alcohol drinker.?

Yes: Carafate (sucralfate) heals ulcers no matter the cause. It coats the stomach where the ulcer is located and protects the stomach from the acid environment. You would be wise to add a h2 blocker such as ranitidine as well. ...Read more

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Egd Monday showed moderate gastritis & peptic ulcers. Biopsies taken. Now my intestines burn, too. Very tired. Low appetite. Is it norm this far out?

Egd Monday showed moderate gastritis & peptic ulcers. Biopsies taken. Now my intestines burn, too. Very tired. Low appetite. Is it norm this far out?

Gastritis: With that amount of inflammation and your fatigue, I would be concerned about occult bleeding with resultant anemia and low iron levels. Perhaps you've already been checked for these. If so, other blood testing should check thyroid status. Inflamed stomach lining could account for diminished appetite. Medication like nexium and dietary measures are effective treatment for gastritis and peptic ulcer ...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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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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What can cause ulcers in middle section of small intestine? Accompanied by blood & mucous in poo. With stomach cramps

What can cause ulcers in middle section of small intestine? Accompanied by blood & mucous in poo. With stomach cramps

Small intestines: Lesions in the small intestine are difficult to diagnose and often the patient has to swallow a camera like capsule to demonstrate it. Causes of ulcerations there can be difficult to identify. Medications like aspirin, Advil and Aleve are causes. Sometimes the bleeding lesion is caused by a vascular malformation which simply bleeds like a nose bleed. Your gastroenterologist is best qualified ...Read more

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Constant stomach pain doctors said my woman parts r fine no reflux, ulcer, all organs r fine they haven't checked my intestine it makes my back hurt 2?

Keep checking: For possible causes with your treating dr. and since they have not checked your intestines yet, it may be time to see the GI specialist to hopefully get an answer. Good luck ...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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Why do some get intestinal ulcers from serial aspirin while others don't?

Why do some get intestinal ulcers from serial aspirin while others don't?

Mystery of medicine!: Peope are not cookie cutter identical copies. Each of us has environmental, genetic, behavioral, & individual predispositions to disease. In your particular case, now that you have known risk for aspirin-related enteropathy, PLEASE stop taking aspirin & NSAID's (unless the risk of doing so is greater than the risk of the drug) & talk to your doctor(s) about alternatives. ...Read more

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What can be done for apthous ulcers with granular mucoa throughout bowel to caecum?

Crohn's Disease?: You may have any number of problems that a colon biopsy may clarify. Crohn's disease must be ruled out, but infection and infiltrative disorders of the gut are also on the differential list. Of course, regardless of etiology, your doctor can offer medication--so talk to him/her about the finding & what is recommended. ...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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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

Large Bowel (Definition)

Large bowel, or large intestine connects terminal ileum of small bowel to rectum. Begins at the ileo-cecal valve and comprises cecum, ascendind, transverse, descending and sigmoid colon. Resposible for: 1) intestinal water resorption of ingested fluids, gastric & small intestinal digestive juices. 2) transporting end products of digestion & bacterial waste ...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