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What are recommended tests that can determine the cause of a peptic ulcer?

What are recommended tests that can determine the cause of a peptic ulcer?

Endoscopy: With biopsies is the gold standard for diagnosing peptic ulcers -and looking for causes like helicobacter although helicobacter can be diagnosed with a blood test as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
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Stomach Ulcer (Definition)

Stomach ulcers, also called peptic ulcers, are erosions in the wall of the stomach that can result in bleeding or pain. They can be caused by ibuprofen and similar medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or by infection with a bacteria called H. pylori that ...Read more


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What causes peptic ulcer?

What causes peptic ulcer?

H. Pylori: The majority of peptic ulcers are caused by an infection with the h. Pylori bacteria. Any doctor can test for this easily with a blood test. ...Read more

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What are the tests for peptic ulcer?

What are the tests for peptic ulcer?

Endoscopy: Has largely replaced less clear contrast barium swallows. ...Read more

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What is the recommended rest period for someone with a peptic ulcer?

It depends: In general just having a peptic ulcer would not require one to have rest necessarily. If you had ulcer with bleeding and were anemic then you may have some weakness and rest maybe necessary. ...Read more

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Could bulimia nervousa cause peptic ulcer?

Could bulimia nervousa cause peptic ulcer?

Yes: Gagging and inducing vomiting cause stomach contents which are acidic to erode the esophagus thus sometimes leading to gastric/esophageal reflux problems. ...Read more

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Hello i wanted to ask if fast foods causes peptic ulcer $ reflux or not ?Are there any document ?I want to find more information

Hello i wanted to ask if fast foods causes peptic ulcer $ reflux or not ?Are there any document ?I want to find more information

Not exactly: Fast food tends to be high in fat. Fat requires more time to digest, and the stomach accommodates for this by releasing its contents into the intestine more slowly when they are high in fat. This delay in gastric emptying may result in worsening of reflux/heartburn symptoms. If you have an ulcer, it will also aggravate those symptoms because of ongoing acid release. ...Read more

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By what mechanism might an increase in gastrin cause peptic ulcer?

By what mechanism might an increase in gastrin cause peptic ulcer?

Stimulates acid: Gastrin: a hormone made in pancreas, stimulates acid production; more acid tamps down gastrin production-balancing act. Lack of acid production from meds, eg ppis (nexium (esomeprazole) etc), stomach problems (atrophic gastritis) , kidney disease will incr gastrin levels. Incr. Gastrin levels from tumors can incr. Stomach acid production, overcome body defenses, and cause ulcers. Most ulcers not from xs acid. ...Read more

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What nedicine or antibiotic would you recomend for a gastric or peptic ulcer ?

9 yards: It s not only about an antibiotic, or one medication. A general dr, or GI specialist will most likely study the case, determine the cause of the ulcer, and offer the alternatives for a specific case. Many causes and treatments exist, all of them good for its indication; and it s always better to personalize it based on preferences / particularities of the patient. ...Read more

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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


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