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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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Difference between gastric ulcer and gastric erosion?

Difference between gastric ulcer and gastric erosion?

The definition: Ulcer is defined as erosion greater than half a centimeter. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy -small ulcers in the terminal ileum. Biopsy confirms focal ileitis with superficial erosion, but no specific cause identified. What next?

Colonoscopy -small ulcers in the terminal ileum. Biopsy confirms focal ileitis with superficial erosion, but no specific cause identified. What next?

Consult GI: Most common causes are crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. There are several medications which can be helpful besides diet (gluten free). You should discuss these with the gastroenterologist.If not satisfied, you can always get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Will capsule endoscopy identify cause of ulcers in terminal ileum seen in colonoscopy. Biopsy confirmed focal ileitis with superficial erosion?

Will capsule endoscopy identify cause of ulcers in terminal ileum seen in colonoscopy. Biopsy confirmed focal ileitis with superficial erosion?

Capsule endoscopy is: For small bowel evaluation where upper or lower endoscopy can't reach. It may give you information regarding the rest of small bowel. Its usually done to look for small bowel lesions or to find the source of a bleed where egd/colonoscopy is negative. In your case the better test is mr enetrography or a ct abd/pel with volumen contrast. Your GI doc should decide on further testing. ...Read more

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Erosive fundal gastritis and acute dudenol ulcers is endoscopy report shows, is it dangerous it may turn into cancer please let me know the details?

Erosive fundal gastritis and acute dudenol ulcers is endoscopy report shows, is it dangerous it may turn into cancer please let me know the details?

Need more informatio: First, stop drinking alcohol. Next, need to know what the biopsy showed. In the us most all ulcers are benign, especially at age 35. I do not know the incidence of gastric cancer in india though. Ask your doctor as to what the biopsy showed ; get medical treatment for the ulcer ; gastritis. May need repeat endoscopy to confirm healing later. ...Read more

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Had endoscopy done last year showed small ulcer and small duodenal erosion had oral thrush recently do I need another endoscopy?

Had endoscopy done last year showed small ulcer  and small duodenal erosion  had  oral thrush recently do I need another endoscopy?

Yes, if symptamatic: Your oral thrush most likely is unrelated to your peptic ulcer, you are on treatment for a year. Yes you should have endoscopy to make sure ulcer healed. ...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