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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

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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What are possible causes of multiple peptic ulcers?

What are possible causes of multiple peptic ulcers?

Too much acid: Increase acid production related to stress can cause a stomach ulcer or skipping meals. Eating or drinking things that are stomach irritants like alcohol, spicy food, too much Aspirin or ibuprofen, smoking can all contribute to causing ulcers. ...Read more

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Can peptic ulcers can cause bad breath?

Can peptic ulcers can cause bad breath?

Yes: Poor digestion or infection with the bacterium helicobacter pylori can allow stomach contents to ferment. Sulferous by-products of this can create a detectable odor. There are other more likely causes of bad breath but this is possible. ...Read more

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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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Can peptic ulcers be caused by vomiting or is it the ulcers that cause the vomiting?

Can peptic ulcers be caused by vomiting or is it the ulcers that cause the vomiting?

Yes: Peptic ulcers can cause vomiting due to gastric irritation. They are frequently caused by infection with a bacteria called h pylori and should be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Can peptic ulcers affect digestion? If they can, how? Could they cause very stinky gas?

Can peptic ulcers affect digestion? If they can, how? Could they cause very stinky gas?

Ulcers : Ulcers can affect digestion by causing pain. Ulcers can bleed and cause ordorous black bowel movements called melena. ...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

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


Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Peptic Ulcer (Definition)

Peptic ulcer is a condition in which there is corrosion of the surface of the stomach and/or first part of the small intestine. Symptoms include upper abdominal pain, nausea, ...Read more