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What is the cause of gastric ulcers?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What is the cause of gastric ulcers?

Gastric ulcer: Most common cause is stomach infection associated with h. Pylori, the origin of which is not known, although it may spread thru contaminated food or water. ...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


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I was directed to take a laxative a day and i was wondering if these could cause gastric ulcers?

I was directed to take a laxative a day and i was wondering if these could cause gastric ulcers?

Thankfully not....: Not typically - a common cause of stomach ulcers are overuse of nsaids. Bowel regimen agents (laxatives / stimulants) are more likely to cause diarrhea, bloating, and nausea. You can also consider trying probiotics to help regulate your GI tract. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Can Remicade (infliximab) and Methotrexate cause gastric ulcers?

Can Remicade (infliximab) and Methotrexate cause gastric ulcers?

Methotrexate usually: causes the GI upset, including nausea/vomiting, stomach ulceration and inflammation, abdominal discomfort, and diarrhea. If I were to to blame one of those, it would be Methotrexate! I would talk to your doctor more about this concern. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy showed a cecal ulcer. What is a cecal ulcer, and can it be caused by long term NSAID use(like a gastric ulcer)?

Colonoscopy showed a cecal ulcer. What is a cecal ulcer, and can it be caused by long term NSAID use(like a gastric ulcer)?

Yes: cecal ulcer is ulcer in the cecum of your colon, where the small intestine and appendix attach. NSAIDs are the most common cause of isolated ulcer in this location, and agree ur meds naproxen, motrin and asa are likely culprits. It's not a local effect, so you can also form ulcers elsewhere including stomach while on these medications. Key is rehab/therapy for ur back. Happy to consult further. ...Read more

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Can you drink lemon water with an NSAID-caused gastric ulcer? I've heard lemon is actually alkalizing when ingested but not sure.

Can you drink lemon water with an NSAID-caused gastric ulcer?  I've heard lemon is actually alkalizing when ingested but not sure.

Not true.: Despite a lot of hype on the Internet and a book trying to espouse this theory, lemon juice is not alkalinizing. It contains citric acid and does not convert to any alkaline form. It would not be recommended in the setting of a gastric ulcer. ...Read more

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What could cause hydronephrosis of 1 kidney without stones or uti, rbcs 0-5 in urinalysis. Hx of GI issues, gastric ulcers, chronic gastritis?

What could cause hydronephrosis of 1 kidney without stones or uti, rbcs 0-5 in urinalysis. Hx of GI issues, gastric ulcers, chronic gastritis?

You: could very well have a "stricture" of the ureter leading from that kidney and emptying in your bladder. Peritoneal fibrosis is another condition which can cause obstructive uropathy..(Overuse of certain pain medications have been implicated) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Why are some people prone to gastric ulcers?

One reason: Is stomach infection from h. Pylori. Can be tested by your doctor and treated with antibiotics. Other causes can be related to excess alcohol drinking, cigarette smoking, larger use of Aspirin or ibuprofen, etc. ...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


Gastric (Definition)

This refers to something that is ...Read more