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What are stomach ulcer symptoms?

What are stomach ulcer symptoms?

Abdominal Pain: Nausea, vomiting are some of the vely symptoms. Ulcers can also be relatively painless, and present just as bleeding. Stools can become black, tarry and foul smelling- reflecting the presence of blood. If this should happen, see a dr. Immediately. ...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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Is peptic ulcer painful?

Is peptic ulcer painful?

Can be: Can give you pain/ stomach upset, bleeding, anemia. Please see your doctor. You may need to see a gastroenterologist for further evaluation- i.E an endoscopy. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of peptic ulcer disease?

Pain, nausea: Most ulcers are probably asymptomatic but common symptoms include mid upper abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and black tarry stools. ...Read more

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What causes peptic ulcer?

H. Pylori: The majority of peptic ulcers are caused by an infection with the h. Pylori bacteria. Any doctor can test for this easily with a blood test. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of duodenal ulcer vs. A stomach ulcer?

What are the symptoms of duodenal ulcer vs. A stomach ulcer?

About the same: Regardless of size or location, if you really have an ulcer (found by x-ray or endoscopy) please seek doctor's advice. Even small ulcers can bleed (sometimes massively), perforate, obstruct stomach emptying. Sometimes, an ulcer can form in a cancer so to avoid this possibility it is important to make sure at least gastric ulcer actually heals. Relief of ulcer symptoms doesn't always mean healing. ...Read more

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Recurring symptoms of stomach ulcer after already treating for h. Pylori?

Recurring symptoms of stomach ulcer after already treating for h. Pylori?

Return to GI doc.: If the h pylori has been fully treated, and the symptoms recur, you must have it reevaluated by a gastroenterologist. It may not a simple ulcer, you may have a hyper acidity or something else that may require further evaluation, including upper endoscopy and biopsy. ...Read more

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Symptoms of stomach ulcer - are they different from heartburn symptoms?

Symptoms of stomach ulcer - are they different from heartburn symptoms?

Yes: They can be similar, and there is a lot of overlap of symptoms when it comes to diagnosing causes of upper abdominal trouble. Heartburn symptoms are fully described in prior answer. Stomach ulcer is an actual removal of a part of the stomach (gastric) lining leaving a round hole part way thru the lining. The most common side effect from Aspirin related drugs is gastritis or gastric ulcer. ...Read more

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Could mouth cancer ulcers hurt?

Could mouth cancer ulcers hurt?

Yes: Yes, but may also be painless. See oral surgeon or ENT doc if you have any of these symptoms: Persistent mouth sore, persistent mouth pain, a lump or thickening in the cheek, a white/red patch on the gums, tongue, tonsil, or lining of the mouth, a sore throat, hoarseness or feeling that something is caught in the throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing/chewing. ...Read more

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Is gluten bad for ulcer healing? (Stomach ulcer)

That depends: Upon whether or not you have a gluten sensitivity/allergy, celiac sprue or not. If you are someone who suffers with celiac sprue (gluten allergy) then yes, you need to avoid products containing gluten. If you have an ulcer due to Helicobacter pylori infection then you will need to heal up with treatment and time. Assuming you have had an endoscopy. Be sure to discuss with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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How are ulcers caused?

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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How do I treat an ulcer?

Treating Ulcers: That would depend on what kind and what caused the ulcer. Many ulcers are in fact caused by an infection with helicobacter pylori or "h. Pylori". This treatment would include antibiotics. ...Read more

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How long can ulcers last?

How long can ulcers last?

Where?: Where are the ulcers that you are asking about? There are too many possibilities without more information. ...Read more

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How to get ulcers from it?

No inflow: Venous stasis is caused by valve problems that allow blood from deep high-pressure veins to enter low-pressure veins just under the skin. These veins enlarge, letting fluid through the walls (swelling), letting blood through (discoloration) and finally having so much back pressure that nutritious arterial blood cannot enter an area of the skin resulting in ulcers. It is treated by laser ablation. ...Read more

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Can ulcers heal completely?

Yes: You need to eliminate the cause of the ulcer, which is usually a result of pressure and/or lack of blood flow, edema. ...Read more

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What can be done for ulcers?

Biopsy: If they are biopsied for sign of cancer or infection those issues can be addressed. If uninfected & not malignant, acid suppression therapy & diet can be instituted. Consult with a medical practitioner. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Ulcer?

Ulcers: The usual test done to diagnose ulcers of the GI tract is gastro endoscopy where your Gastroenterologist looks directly into your stomach ...Read more

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What can I take for an ulcer?

What can I take for an ulcer?

PPI, H2B.: Proton pump inhibitors (prilosec, prevacid, etc), or h2 blockers (e.g. Zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid) usually do the trick. See your family physician to get checked for h. Pylori and determine if you need eradication therapy along with ppi. ...Read more

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What can i use to cure ulcer?

Pls be specific: Where is the ulcer, has it been diagnosed by a doctor, the cure for ulcer will depend on the cause of the ulcer. ...Read more

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I think i might have an ulcer?

Go see your doctor: Ulcers can occur anywhere & everywhere. I suspect that you may be referring to a peptic ulcer which can cause abdominal (stomach) pain. Best to go see your family doctor for evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. In meantime, you can try over-the-counter antacids (like rolaids & tums), h2 blockers (like zantac, (ranitidine) Pepcid & axid) & even ppi (like Prilosec & protonix). ...Read more

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What are symptoms of an ulcer?

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Pain, bleeding, etc: Where is ulcer? If you have ulcer on your foot, your foot might hurt, turn red, have foul smelling pus draining, and feel hot to touch. Same goes for any skin ulcer anywhere on body incl mucous membranes. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/peptic-ulcer/ds00242 for info re ulcer in stomach. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/ulcerative-colitis/ds00598 for info re ulcerative colitis. ...Read more

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What is the symptoms of ulcer?

I presume you mean: stomach or gastric ulcer (there can be ulcerations of skin wounds, in the mouth, etc)? Burning pain in the lower chest or upper abdomen, often relieved with eating, along with nausea, indigestion, burping or vomiting are all symptoms of gastric ulcer. The pain can be dull and more generalized over the add omen. Also, signs of bleeding ... vomiting/coughing blood or black stools. Stay well:) ...Read more

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Corn on cob ok for ulcer diet?

Corn on cob ok for ulcer diet?

YEs.: Most ulcers are caused by h pylori or nsaids. Diet has very little effect, if any. Corn is fairlay bland and ok. The ulcer(s) need to be treated. See a GI md... ...Read more

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Is omez used to treats ulcers?

Omeprazole: Omperazole or Prilosec is a proton pump inhibitor that suppresses the production by the cells in the stomach. Reduction in acid production in the stomach in most cases will help heal the ulcer in the stomach: http://www.Laendo.Net/english/stomach-ulcer. ...Read more

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Does mountain dew cause ulcers?

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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What are the symptoms of Ulcer?

Pain, bleeding.: Usually, abdominal pain and sometimes black tarry stools. However some ulcers may have no symptoms. Talk to your doc if you are concerned. ...Read more

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How do you control ulcer pains?

Treat the cause: Gastrointestinal ulcers will continue to cause pain until the cause is removed or treated. If the severity of pain has suddenly worsened, this is reason to seek emergent evaluation and treatment because rupture of the gut wall can occur. If the diagnosis was made by endoscopy, then the gastroenterologist should have some idea of cause and treatment strategy (treating H. pylori infection for ex.) ...Read more

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I get often ulcers in my month?

Apthous : Ask your dr for apthasol, a paste that may lessen length of sore.No cure. ...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