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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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What can I take for an ulcer?

What can I take for an ulcer?

PPI, H2B.: Proton pump inhibitors (prilosec, prevacid, etc), or h2 blockers (e.g. Zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid) usually do the trick. See your family physician to get checked for h. Pylori and determine if you need eradication therapy along with ppi. ...Read more

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What to take for ulcer pains caused by drinking alcohol?

What to take for ulcer pains caused by drinking alcohol?

Ulcer disease due to: Alcohol abuse is serious. It is best to seek medical evaluation and the provider can make appropriate recommendations based on your case. Are you still drinking? Please consider alcoholics anonymous meetings and sobriety. ...Read more

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What should I take for my stomach ulcer pain?

What should I take for my stomach ulcer pain?

Depends: Pain is not expected during the treatment of your ulcer. See your physician to personalize your treatment to your particular situation or other diagnoses. Narcotic pain medication will increase reflux symptoms and are not generally recommended in ulcer. ...Read more

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What medicines should I take to treat stomach ulcer.Im 23 years of age?

What medicines should I take to treat stomach ulcer.Im 23 years of age?

Stomach ulcer?: First, see doc to confirm it is an ulcer. If already diagnosed, can use otc ppi like Prilosec or Prevacid or can have doc rx optimal dose of ppi. Sometimes carafate (sucralfate) is added to heal ulcers more quickly. It bonds to ulcer site(s) like a patch to prevent further erosion by acid. Important to take it on empty stomach as food interferes with its function. Avoid acidic foods, caffeine, soda pop, fats. ...Read more

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Approximately how long does it take for an ulcer to start bleeding if left untreated?

Approximately how long does it take for an ulcer to start bleeding if left untreated?

Unpredictable: You never know. A gastric (stomach) ulcer could bleed today or it might never bleed significantly. It depends on how bad the ulcer is and whether there is a major artery nearby. ...Read more

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What are the best remedies for a stomach ulcer? And how long does it take for an ulcer to heal?

What are the best remedies for a stomach ulcer? And how long does it take for an ulcer to heal?

Stomach ulcer: The best treatment for stomach ulcer with h. Pylori is triple med. One antibiotic from amoxicillin, tetracycline, Clarithromycin or metronidazole;one from ranitidine bismuth sub salicylate or bismuth subsalicylate; one ppi. Protonix, Nexium (esomeprazole) or Prilosec for10days to 2 weeks. Ulcer without h.Pylori like from nsaids & alcohol needs one ppi for 8 weeks. Prilosec is good. Avoid alcohol. Thanks. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an ulcer to heal during Protonix (pantoprazole) 40mg therapy? When should a second egd be done?

How long does it take for an ulcer to heal during Protonix (pantoprazole) 40mg therapy? When should a second egd be done?

It depends...: on multiple factors, the size, location, and cause of the ulcer being most prominent. If or when a followup EGD is necessary depends mostly on whether it's located in the stomach or duodenum, and whether bleeding occurred. Follow your gastroenterologist's advice. ...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