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My friend has an ulcer in the duodenum, become pregnant after some problem may create a child born? Or may not lead to a complication?

My friend has an ulcer in the duodenum, become pregnant after some problem may create a child born? Or may not lead to a complication?

Complications?: I am not very clear as to what is your question but it seems you want to know if having ulcers would create a complication in pregnancy. It would not affect the baby in any way. However, increased acid reflux during pregnancy can exacerbate the women's symptoms so she should follow up with a gastroenterologist for treatment. ...Read more

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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Had endoscopy done last year showed small ulcer and small duodenal erosion had oral thrush recently do I need another endoscopy?

Had endoscopy done last year showed small ulcer  and small duodenal erosion  had  oral thrush recently do I need another endoscopy?

Yes, if symptamatic: Your oral thrush most likely is unrelated to your peptic ulcer, you are on treatment for a year. Yes you should have endoscopy to make sure ulcer healed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how a gastic ulcer differ from a duodenal ulcer please ?

Can you tell me how a gastic ulcer differ from a duodenal ulcer please ?

Location: gastric ulcer is in the stomach, duodenal ulcer is in the duodenum (small intestine). the risk factors to get them are usually the same, they both have the same type of complications (bleeding, pain, etc). ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how can a gastic ulcer differ from a duodenal ulcer please ?

Can somebody tell me how can a gastic ulcer differ from a duodenal ulcer please ?

Yes: Gastric ulcer is in the stomach. Duodenal ulcer is in the small bowel. They can both bleed, cause pain. The reasons for having them are similar (most commonly pain meds such as nsaids or aspirin, and a bacteria called hpylori). ...Read more

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Considering possible complications and treatment-difficulties, is a gastric ulcer more worrisome or a duodenal ulcer?

Considering possible complications and treatment-difficulties, is a gastric ulcer more worrisome or a duodenal ulcer?

Yes: Duodenal ulcers have no risk of ever being cancerous. On the other hand there is a small, but real 2-5% risk of gastric ulcers being cancerous. Therefore, all gastric ulcers need verification that they have healed. ...Read more

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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


Duodenum (Definition)

The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine. It is responsible for aspects of digestion and nutrient absorption immediately after ...Read more