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Ulceration (Overview)

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; skin, mouth, stomach, etc.


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What is the definition or description of: ulceration?

What is the definition or description of: ulceration?

Ulceration: 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; skin, mouth, stomach, etc. ...Read more

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Ulceration (Overview)

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; skin, mouth, stomach, etc.


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How long does ulcerating throat rash associated with hand foot mouth last?

How long does ulcerating throat rash associated with hand foot mouth last?

Approx 10 days: Try gargling with listerine or chlorasceptic if painful. ...Read more

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Living with Ulcerative Colitis (Checklist)

See your gastroenterologist
Once
Follow recommended therapy closely
Once
Follow through with recommended cancer screening
Once
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What are aphthous ulcerations?

What are aphthous ulcerations?

Cause and treatment: Dr. Crabbe gave you an excellent answer. Although the cause is still unknown, we find they often occur with patients under stress where the area more easily ulcerates even with minimal irritation such as from a toothbrush, hard food, etc. There are numerous otc and prescription medications that speed the recovery slightly or alleviate the pain by forming a temporary covering. ...Read more

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Tests show inflam/ulceration/thickening of ti, CRP 100, feacal cal=232 have all Crohn's symptoms. Dr says IBS now not Crohn's but which is it? Pls help

Tests show inflam/ulceration/thickening of ti, CRP 100, feacal cal=232 have all Crohn's symptoms. Dr says IBS now not Crohn's but which is it? Pls help

Possible Crohn's dis: Pathology from the inflammed terminal ileum should give diagnoses of possible crohn's disease. Hence, need to verify with pathologist. If pathology is not confirmed, but still concern of crohn's disease, prometheus test should help to clarify the diagnosis. ...Read more

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It's been a month since I have an ulceration on my tongue, that was diagnosed with glossitis.The treatment for glossitis never worked.I posted some photos of the ulceration. Please tell me what it is.

It's been a month since I have an ulceration on my tongue, that was diagnosed with glossitis.The treatment for glossitis never worked.I posted some photos of the ulceration. Please tell me what it is.

Glossitis: Glossitis is a wastebasket term in that any tissue may have an "itis" (or inflammation as this ending implies) associated with it. In this case, it can be infectious, traumatic, chemical, immune system, or neoplastic. You need a skilled examination by a provider who sees tongue abnormalities on a daily basis--an oral surgeon--to plan a course of action. Despite any photos, biopsy may be indicated. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any preventative measures for livedo reticularis with ulcerations?

Please let me know if there is any preventative measures for livedo reticularis with ulcerations?

Livedo Reticularis: There is no treatment for livedo reticularis. Rewarming the area in idiopathic cases or treatment of the underlying cause of secondary livedo may reverse the discolouration. However, over time the vessels become permanently dilated and livedo reticularis becomes permanent regardless of the surrounding temperature. ...Read more

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*Nodularity, erythema and ulceration in the terminal ileum * otherwise normal colonoscopy *Normal mucosa in the whole colon What does all this mean?

*Nodularity, erythema and ulceration in the terminal ileum
* otherwise normal colonoscopy
*Normal mucosa in the whole colon
What does all this mean?

Ask you doctor: I am sure your doctor has told you what it all means....did he not? Please give us complete information so that we can offer you further help It looks like your Colon is healthy/ normal(that is a the large intestine) but you do have a problem in your small intestine(ileum is the name of the last part of small bowel before it changes into large bowel) You need to guided further by a Gastroenterolo ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

Ulcer is the medical term for erosion of a normal barrier (the lining on top) exposing the surface that is normally beneath this barrier. Ulcers can occurs at sites like the skin, the ...Read more