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Doctor insights on: Ulcers Digestive System

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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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


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Can you please tell me about the 3 types of digestive ulcers?

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

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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 more

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What causes ulcers in the mouth and all the way through the digestive tract and on the vaginal area?

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

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Digestive problems more since traumatic life events. I have had burning, along with hunger pains, and growling upper area even after eating. Ulcer?

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

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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?

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?

Keep at it.: If multiple GI specialists are stumped after having the results of endoscopies and pathology reports it is not likely that guessing over the internet is going to solve this problem. ...Read more

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What tissues are involved in the digestive system?

What tissues are involved in the digestive system?

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

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What might be the effects of ageing on the digestive system?

What might be the effects of ageing on the digestive system?

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

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


Dr. Ali Yazdy
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Digestive Health (Definition)

Digestive health refers to the proper functioning of the digestive tract, including the stomach, ...Read more