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Ulcers Digestive System
See below: Not sure who told you there are three types. Most common causes include infection with h.Pylori, anti-inflammatory meds and malignancy if that is what you were referring too. ...Read more
Can someone physiologically explain how ulcerative colitis impacts digestive tract and the lining? Do the ulcers appear as shallow?
Inflamed, break : Superficial break in lining of colon, starts in rectum and move up. Ulcers usually appear shallow, but can be deeper. Very irritated bowel. Symptoms of diarrhea, pain, often with bleeding; sometimes with fever, joint, eye, skin, or liver problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes ulcers in the mouth and all the way through the digestive tract and on the vaginal area?
Sjogren's is rare...: Usually small ulcers, or aphthous ulcers, are benign symptoms and are similar to canker sores. They can be caused by viruses, eating too many acidic or sugar-rich foods and candies. If the sores are also in vagina or in GI tract, you should be evaluated by a doctor. Any persistent sore in your mouth should be evaluated by dentist or physician! ...Read more
Digestive problems more since traumatic life events. I have had burning, along with hunger pains, and growling upper area even after eating. Ulcer?
It's likely : Esophageal reflux. Try generic ranitidine. If you have anxiety, problems sleeping, nausea and wt loss, consider the medicine mirtazapine. It helps with sleep, wt gain, mood and anxiety over time. This is a good med but do your research and bring to your doc, he may or may not know all of its benefits, if applicable. Gd luc. ...Read more
What is digestive tract ulcers (rare) other than Crohn's or TB or other infectious diseases
that many GI specialists not undiagnosed after all tests?
Organs: There are many organs involved in the digestive system. These include the mouth, teeth and salivary glands in the upper portion. The stomach, small and large bowel are where food is broken down and absorbed. The liver, pancreas, gallbladder also play large roles in making and storing digestive chemicals. ...Read more
Slows down: In the course of aging the process of moving food/stool through the intestine, particularly the colon, tends to slow down. This increases the problems of constipation so many older patients need to takes more active steps to avoid constipation. Stomach acid production can also reduce, making digestion a little less efficient. ...Read more
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