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What Does A Stomach Ulcer Look Like
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
Many symptoms: Most likely burning sensations.Get a more detailed answer ›
WHY DOES A STOMACH ULCER CAUSE NAUSEA AFTER EATING. I DID HAVE WEAK POSTIVE OCCULT BLOOD TEST. SHOULD I WORRY. MY HGB IS STABLE. SHOULD I WORRY?
Why does a stomach ulcer from taking to much NSAIDs cause positive occult blood test, nausea, & mild cramping. Hgb is stable. Dr. said to up Prilosec?
Ulcers can bleed.: The main answer would be that ulcers can bleed. And when they bleed, the released blood travels quickly through the GI tract and mixes with your stool, so that it reveals itself in a stool occult blood test. Nausea and cramping also go along with an ulcer. ...Read more
Silent stomach ulcer: Not always. Ulcers may not hurt if they are due to ongoing use of nsaid's that patients take for their "pain killer" property. Sometimes ulcers in the elderly are without any warning symptoms until they bleed, obstruct, perforate. If you think you have an ulcer, don't wait for it to become overtly painful before you seek medical evaluation. ...Read more
Nausea, vomiting are some of the vely symptoms. Ulcers can also be relatively painless, and present just as bleeding. Stools can become black, tarry and foul smelling- reflecting the presence of blood.
If this should happen, see a dr. Immediately. ...Read more
If you have a: Diagnosed ulcer you may wish to avoid alcohol & tobacco as well as coffee, black tea, soda, Peppermint/spearmint tea, citrus juices, foods with cream/whole milk, tomato products, peppers, hot chilies or heavy seasonings. See your medical provider for actual treatment. Take care. ...Read more
PPI's and avoidance: Ulcers if bleeding can be treated if they are cauterized during endoscopy. But basic way to treat ulcer is with meds called ppi's- this is nexium, protonix, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) prevacid, prilosec...Etc. This keeps the acid down and allows ulcer time to heal. Avoiding things that make ulcer worse also helps-like alcohol, nsaids or Aspirin or steroids or smoking etc. If assoc w h.Pylori-treating this helps. ...Read more
See answer: Eat a variety of healthy foods from all the food groups. Eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat dairy foods. Whole grains include whole-wheat breads, cereals, pasta, and brown rice. Choose lean meats, poultry (chicken and turkey), fish, beans, eggs, and nuts. A healthy meal plan is low in unhealthy fats, salt, and added sugar. Healthy fats include olive oil and canola oil. ...Read more
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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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
Acidic/fatty foods: In researching this question I found many lists of food to avoid that were completely undocumented & questionable- for example, most lists said to avoid cabbage, which is the food most proven to help heal ulcers! We don't have much science to answer this, but most find it beneficial to avoid acidic foods like citrus & coffee, alcohol & fatty foods. If spicy foods irritate then avoid. See comment:. ...Read more