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Is there any way to ease pain from finger ulcers due to c.R.E.S.T. Sndrome?

Is there any way to ease pain from finger ulcers due to c.R.E.S.T. Sndrome?

Several: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it.

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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What to do if my finger. Now I'm really scared that they are diabetic ulcers?

What to do if my finger. Now I'm really scared that they are diabetic ulcers?

Question not clear: I am not sure if you asking about diabetic ulcer on the finger. They are not common.

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I have ulcers on my fingers. I was diagnosed with atopic dermatitis before. Could these be the same condition?

I have ulcers on my fingers. I was diagnosed with atopic dermatitis before. Could these be the same condition?

Unlikely: Atopic dermatitis typically does not effect the fingers and specifically does not cause ulcers. It would be helpful to take a photograph and see a dermatologist to evaluate such a rash. There are many other reasons for finger/hand rashes.

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Can ulcer cause chest pain, pain dwn left hand n index r pinky fingers, dizziness, pain in leftside of neck......r its heart related?

Can ulcer cause chest pain, pain dwn left hand n index r pinky fingers, dizziness, pain in leftside of neck......r its heart related?

Emergency Room: An ulcer can, but based on the symptoms you described it is best to go to the emergency room for all of these findings. Unless you have had a thorough history and exam it will be difficult to reassure you. Good luck

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How can mouth ulcers and urinary infection be related? Also some kind of blisters on my fingers

How can mouth ulcers and urinary infection be related? Also some kind of blisters on my fingers

Infection: Infections know no boundaries. Important that you see BOTH your Dentist (re: mouth ulcers) and your Physician (re:blisters, UTI). Have them communicate with each other. You may have 2 separate but concurrent problems, or 1 problem in multiple locations. You have to be examined to determine cause and treatment.

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Hello...dr... Anal fingered a girl and wet same finger with my toung. To lubricate. Am I at risk of getting HIV. I am worried. As I have stomach ulcer?

Hello...dr... Anal fingered a girl and wet same finger with my toung. To lubricate. Am I at risk of getting HIV. I am worried. As I have stomach ulcer?

Small risk: I'm going to make this as simple as I can but it will be gross. Putting your finger in someone's anal area and licking it is the same as eating their poop just in smaller amount. Your stomach can handle a lot bec it has a lot of acid that will break things down so usually won't cause you a problem other than if the partner had diarrhea or other infectious GI issues. Think before you do anything

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Constant pain of joints. Fingers, neck, pelvic bone, behind knees. Get anxiety in morning gearing up to face another day of pain. No nsaids. Have ulcer?

Constant pain of joints. Fingers, neck, pelvic bone, behind knees. Get anxiety in morning gearing up to face another day of pain. No nsaids. Have ulcer?

Please do the labs: Please ask your pcp to run tests for inflammation process keeping in mind differential arthritis/Reynolds/thyroid/infection. Also cortisol am could be informative. Thanks

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Ana 320, anti ds DNA borderline 1:20, pain in the joints of both fingers and one wrist upon movement. Mouth ulcers every month, v. Active. Is it lupus?

Ana 320, anti ds DNA borderline 1:20, pain in the joints of both fingers and one wrist upon movement. Mouth ulcers every month, v. Active. Is it lupus?

Possibly: Mouth ulcers are not uncommon in lupus. With your clinical presentation, lupus is a major possibility. See a rheumatologist if you have not done so already.

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Male 35. Feeling a burn pain in right front lower abdomen. Pain in finger joints when I wake up. Mouth ulcers happening every 2 or 3 weeks. How should I treat this?

Male 35. Feeling a burn pain in right front lower abdomen. Pain in finger joints when I wake up. Mouth ulcers happening every 2 or 3 weeks. How should I treat this?

Coincident: You may have two or three coincident but unrelated problems. Abdominal and joint pain needs to be evaluated by your General Physician as soon as possible. Mouth "ulcers" need to be seen by your General Dentist to determine nature of lesions and appropriate treatment. Report ALL symptoms to both practitioners.

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+ve ana, borderline+ve anti ds DNA, normal cbc, pain in some of the fingers of the hands with pressure for the last week, mouth ulcers, lower back pain?

+ve ana, borderline+ve anti ds DNA, normal cbc, pain in some of the fingers of the hands with pressure for the last week, mouth ulcers, lower back pain?

Not enough info: Ana's show false positives in a determined percentage of the population, especially females. My advice would be a more complete connective tissue workup.

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Joint pain/aches, tendonitis, mouth ulcers, hair loss, fatigue, swollen fingers, finger rash in summer. Neg ANA slightly elevated RF. Very frustrating?

Joint pain/aches, tendonitis, mouth ulcers, hair loss, fatigue, swollen fingers, finger rash in summer. Neg ANA slightly elevated RF. Very frustrating?

Understanding: These symptoms certainly seen in many rheumatic disease with lupus on the list. Many immune symptoms are frustrating but also can be treated. I certainly rec seeing a rheumatologist for a full evaluation and treatment if you have not gone yet. Please try to have patience since medications may take a few weeks to a couple months to be quite helpful but you will feel better.

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Can Coumadin levels be accurately monitored by a finger stick instead of a blood draw? Following a roux-n-y gastric bypass I suffered a perforated ulcer, splenectomy, collapsed lung, disconnected bowel, numerous septic infections, 18 months of picc lines,

Yes. A finger stick: It sounds like you have suffered some real problems. I know it seems hard to believe, but you will likely have a full recovery. There is a bright light at the end of the tunnel.

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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.

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Can ulcers heal completely?

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.

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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.

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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.

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