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What are the causes of stomach ulcers in people?

What are the causes of stomach ulcers in people?

Many causes of ulcer: A stomach ulcer is literally a hole in the stomach lining. H.Pylori bacteria & use of nsaid's are independent but common risk factors, as are age, tobacco use, & prior history of ulceration. Admission to the ICU can result in stress-related ulceration within the first few days of hospitalization. Also, significant burns (curling's ulcer), head trauma (cushing's ulcer), sheering forces, cancer. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of stomach ulcers?

What are the symptoms of stomach ulcers?

Sxs: Symptoms of ulcers can include pain in the upper part of the abdomen or in the chest; feeling full easily; nausea and possibly vomiting (which can contain blood). The pain can wake a person from sleep at night. The person may feel hungry often (like one hour to several hours after eating). This can be accompanied by weight loss and fatigue. If an ulcer is in the stomach, eating can make it feel. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of stomach ulcer?

Let me help you: The major symptom of an ulcer is a burning or gnawing feeling in the stomach area that lasts between 30 minutes and 3 hours. This pain is often interpreted as heartburn, indigestion or hunger. The pain usually occurs in the upper abdomen, but sometimes it may occur below the breastbone. But sometimes it may occur below the breastbone. In some individuals the pain occurs immediately after eating. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of stomach ulcer?

What are the symptoms of stomach ulcer?

Pain and bleeding: An ulcer can present with pain in your upper abdomen, or a burning sensation. You can also vomit blood or have black or bloody stool. However, some people have an ulcer and have no symptoms. See your doctor and get evaluated to see if you have one. If you have severe pain, dizziness and/or black or bloody stools, that is an emergency and go to the ER (never drive if dizzy or in severe pain). ...Read more

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What are the causes of stomach cancer?

What are the causes of stomach cancer?

Unknown: Stomach cancer is uncommon in the us, and more common in some asian countries. Can be an association with h. Pylori gastritis & eating more smoked foods and smoked meats possibly related. ...Read more

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What are the causes of erosive gastritis?

What are the causes of erosive gastritis?

There are many: But common causes are use NSAIDs such as Advil (ibuprofen) in heavy doses ,alcohol,cocaine and radiation ...Read more

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What are the common causes of stomach bleeding?

What are the common causes of stomach bleeding?

Iatrogenic gastritis: Medications such as asa or ibuprofin are probably the commonest causes, but many others have been implicated. Then there are the peptic ulcer problems and h. Pylori-associated conditions. In drinkers, you have to consider bleeding varices in the stomach and/or esophagus. ...Read more

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What is the cause/what are the causes of stomach acid?

What is the cause/what are the causes of stomach acid?

Many things: Many people have trouble with gastritis or reflux, due to hyperacidity or making too much acid. It can be due to a medical problem like zollinger-ellison syndrome, but most are due to the food you eat, or when you eat it. Numerous medications will help with it. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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What are the causes and symptoms of stomach cancer?

What are the causes and symptoms of stomach cancer?

Ulceration: most stomach cancers have been shown related to helicobacter pylori. It has shifted the lesion from prepyloric to cardioesphageal in nature. The organism causes ulceration which heals by bringing bone stem cells to repair damagte and then the bug toxins converts to stem cells to malignant stem cells progressing to adenocarcinoma. The lesions then bleed, ulcerate and can obstruct. ...Read more

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What causes pre-ulcers in the stomach?

What causes pre-ulcers in the stomach?

Acid Reflux: Not sure what "pre-ulcers" are, but if you are feeling discomfort in that area, contact your physician (pcp) for a diagnosis or referral to a specialist (gastroenterologist) for the proper diagnosis. Until that time, avoid acidic foods and drinks that are acidic, such as fruit juices, coffee, soda and others with caffeine, that produce stomach acid production. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of stomach ulcers?

What are symptoms of stomach ulcers?

Pain: Pain in the center of your stomach, empty/burning feeling, often worse at night and on an empty stomach. Can improve with eating some foods and with acid reducing drugs (tums, pepcid, (famotidine) etc). Symptoms can come and go. Severe symptoms (see your doctor!): vomiting blood, black stool or stool that looks like tar, weight loss, nausea/vomiting. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dilated esophagus and stomach?

What are the causes of dilated esophagus and stomach?

Bariatric Surgery?: The digestive tract could dilate before a point of narrowing or obstruction. If you still has the lap band that could explain that. Other possibilities could be genetic, viral infection, diabetes that could affect the nervous system in the gut. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of peptic stomach ulcers?

What are some possible causes of peptic stomach ulcers?

Drugs and H. pylori: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) including motrin, advil, ibuprofen, aleve (naproxen) and Aspirin containing meds are the most common causes of peptic ulceration of the stomach and duodenum followed by bacterial infection helicobacter pylori (h. Pylori). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mouth ulcers?

What are the symptoms of mouth ulcers?

They vary...: There are different types of mouth ulcers, so their symptoms may vary. The most common type of ulcer is the apthous ulcer, or "canker sore", which (as its name implies), is painful and manifests with soreness. However, more serious conditions, including cancer, can cause ulcerations that may have no symptoms. Therefore, any tissue abnormality in the mouth should be formally assessed by a doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of diahrrea?

What are the causes of diahrrea?

Rapid transit: Diarrhea is caused by transit of stool through the GI tract that is too rapid. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ulcers?

What are the symptoms of ulcers?

Abdominal pain: Pain is usually the main symptom. Its timing with regards to food intake can help differentiate its location. Black, tarry stools is a bad sign and means its bleeding and thus requires urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of diverticulitus?

What are the causes of diverticulitus?

Infection: Small out-pouches form on the outside of the colon, most often in the left lower abdomen. Infection of these pouches (diverticulitis) causes abdominal pain and fever, treated with antibiotics. Try to avoid by eating high fiber foods, avoid junk foods and fast foods, avoid constipation, drink plenty of liquids, take fiber supplements such as metamucil. ...Read more

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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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more