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What are Main symptoms and sign of stomach ulcer? And what is the epidemology?

What are Main symptoms and sign of stomach ulcer? And what is the epidemology?

Ulcer: With stomach ulcer the pain gets worse with food, with small intestine ulcer the pain is worse while hungry and in the middle of the night.
The most common causes of user is H Pylori infection, Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory medications like Motrin, Smoking and Alcohol. ...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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Does a stomach ulcer cause diarrhoea?

Does a stomach ulcer cause diarrhoea?

Can uncommonly: Ulcers usually don't cause diarrhea. Most ulcers not due to excess acid. Rare kind has too much acid production, associated with diarrhea. ...Read more

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Does a stomach ulcer cause pain anywhere else in your tummy area?

Does a stomach ulcer cause pain anywhere else in your tummy area?

Can be anywhere: Stomach ulcer pain is usually in the lower chest and upper abdomen area, but ulcers can be in intestines too, like duodenum and can radiate to the back and other parts of abdomen. See a doctor. ...Read more

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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 CAUSE NAUSEA AFTER EATING. I DID HAVE WEAK POSTIVE OCCULT BLOOD TEST. SHOULD I WORRY. MY HGB IS STABLE. SHOULD I WORRY?

YES: Nausea, vomiting, and blood in stool is always an ominous presentation. Hopefully you are on therapy for your ulcer. The nausea is from pain and stimulation of the vagus nerve. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What's the procedure like to treat a stomach ulcer?

What's the procedure like to treat a stomach ulcer?

Medications: Usually can be treated with medications unless they are bleeding when an upper endoscope (egd) can help. ...Read more

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Is stomach ulcer painful?

Is stomach ulcer painful?

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

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What's a stomach ulcer???

What's a stomach ulcer???

Erosion: Of the epithelium of the stomach. Usually from acid. Likely will have burning pain on eating. Usually treated with antacids or proton pump inhibitors ...Read more

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What causes stomach ulcer?

Many causes: Aside from commonly used medication such as nsaids (ibuprofen/motrin/aleve) and aspirin, smoking and alcohol use, you should also be evaluated for a bacteria called helicobacter pylori which has been associated with ulcers. ...Read more

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Can stomach ulcer be cured?

Can stomach ulcer be cured?

Yes: Stomach ulcer can be cured by......Zantac/ Prilosec etc. If Pylory infection is the cause...it can be cleared by 2-3wks of antibiotic combo. ...Read more

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How to cure a stomach ulcer?

How to cure a stomach ulcer?

Find the cause: Find the cause, such as infection, and treat the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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I got stomach ulcer what I do?

I got stomach ulcer what I do?

See doctor.: Have you seen a doctor or a GI specialist and have you been scoped. If not you need to see one and get a definitive diagnosis then you can be treated. It looks like you have been taking OTC H2 blockers. So see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cure a stomach ulcer?

What can cure a stomach ulcer?

Find the cause: The most common cause of stomach ulcers are certain medication such as aspirin & NSAIDs. If discontinuation is not an option, taking an acid suppressant such as Prilosec can help. ...Read more

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What are stomach ulcer symptoms?

Abdominal Pain: 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

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How can I treat a stomach ulcer?

How can I treat a stomach ulcer?

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

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How can you cure a stomach ulcer?

How can you cure a stomach ulcer?

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

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Can you get a stomach ulcer twice?

Can you get a stomach ulcer twice?

Yes: If you treat the first and healed and stop taking the medications it will happen again. Crude peptic ulcer recurrence rate was 3.02%. Happy holiday. ...Read more

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What could lead to a stomach ulcer?

Infection, acid: See doctor for advise and treatment. Could be hyperacidity or h. Pylori. ...Read more

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What are the tests for stomach ulcer?

What are the tests for stomach ulcer?

Perhaps: Gold standard is endoscope, but sometimes they do helicobactet pylori testing, urea breath testing, ct, MRI, blood work first. See your doctor ...Read more

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What to do if I have a stomach ulcer?

What to do if I have a stomach ulcer?

Upper gi: First have an endoscopy and they can check to see if bacteria are a cause. Then start a treatment plan probably a medication to block acid production allowing for it to heal ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a stomach ulcer?

Pain and bleeding: A stomach ulcer is a hole in the lining of your stomach. It can bleed and cause pain in the stomach that gets better after eating, black tarry stools, decreased appetite and nausea. ...Read more

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What are stomach ulcer friendly foods?

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

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How to know if I have a stomach ulcer?

Endoscopy: You would need an upper endoscopy, which is a camera that is inserted through your mouth to look directly at the stomach. ...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 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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I have a stomach ulcer what can't I eat?

I have a stomach ulcer what can't I eat?

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

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


Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Peptic Ulcer (Definition)

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