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Dr. Phillip Frist Dr. Frist
Dentistry
42 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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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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Dr. Scott Bolhack
2,077 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Mark Hoepfner Dr. Hoepfner
Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Douglas Joyce Dr. Joyce
Phlebology
36 years in practice
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How to get ulcers from it?

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

Dr. Bryan Mohr Dr. Mohr
Podiatry
19 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Marc Hirsch Dr. Hirsch
Family Medicine
48 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Harold Fields Dr. Fields
Family Medicine
57 years in practice
University of Glasgow Faculty of Medicine
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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

Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias Dr. Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
22 years in practice
National University of Athens Faculty of Medicine
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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

Dr. Omobola Oji Dr. Oji
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
University of Ibadan College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
26 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
26 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What are symptoms of an ulcer?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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What are symptoms of an ulcer?

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

Dr. Julie Abbott Dr. Abbott
Preventive Medicine
41 years in practice
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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

Dr. Vivek Huilgol Dr. Huilgol
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
31 years in practice
The Flinders University of South Australia
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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

Dr. Michael Dugan Dr. Dugan
Internal Medicine - Hematology
years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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What r the symptoms of ulcers?

Gnawing pain: That is usually made better by eating. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Choi Dr. Choi
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
33 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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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

Dr. Andrew Poleszak Dr. Poleszak
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
Medical Academy of Warsaw
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Dr. Georgia Latham Dr. Latham
Family Medicine
31 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Susan Rhoads Dr. Rhoads
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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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

Dr. Corey Clay Dr. Clay
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
6 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Robert Greer Dr. Greer
Family Medicine
40 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

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