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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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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

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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 ulcers to clear up?

How long does it take for ulcers to clear up?

Depends: This depends on what type of ulcer you are talking about - venous, arterial, gastric? It will also vary with the size of the ulcer. ...Read more

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How long it take after the ulcers from sifilis appear to grow?

How long it take after the  ulcers from sifilis  appear to grow?

Treat the ulcer...: The syphilis ulcer is real syphilis, and should be treated without delay. If not treated, or ifinadequately treated, it can spread to the rest of the body, including the brain. The time it takes to spread to the rest of the body can vary from one person to the next, so the best thing to do is to get treated as early as possible. ...Read more

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If you take pantoprozale and don't have an ulcer will it give you the symptoms of an ulcer?

If you take pantoprozale and don't have an ulcer will it give you the symptoms of an ulcer?

No: If you are taking pantoprazole and having stomach pains from it then this is a side effect and you should try another medication. It is always best not to take medications like pantoprazole if a milder medication for heartburn or reflux would work for you. You could try Zantac (ranitidine) which is now over the counter instead. If you have an ulcer then a medication like pantoprazole would be needed. ...Read more

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How bad is it really to take ibuprofin with an ulcer?

How bad is it really to take ibuprofin with an ulcer?

Not the Best Choice: Depending on the problem, Ibuprofen is generally not a good medicaiton if you have an ulcer since it can cause stomach upset as well. Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be less likely to irritate the ulcer but if you need the anti-inflammatory property of ibuproefen, the affect on the ulcer can be minimized by taking it with food. ...Read more

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How long does it take for gastritis and/or an ulcer to heal?

How long does it take for gastritis and/or an ulcer to heal?

Depends: it depends on many factors, most importantly what was causing the gastritis or ulcer in the first place. It also depends on medications, the presence or absence of Helicobacter pylori, and the the size and severity of the initial problem. If you are still having problems, I would talk to your doctor again. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long should it take for a cellulitus ulcer to heal and disappear?

How long should it take for a cellulitus ulcer to heal and disappear?

treat the cause: The question is, what caused the cellulitis and more, which came first? Cellulitis is an inflammation of the skin but finding the cause is most important. If you did not have a fever or elevated white count, then infection is very unlikely. A more common cause of your condition would be due to pain disease. Get to a wound care center for the appropriate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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For how long will a venous ulcer using compression bandages take to heal?

For how long will a venous ulcer using compression bandages take to heal?

Venous disease: A great and common question that is asked. We cannot tell without additional information and seeing how each patient responds to our treatments and modalities. There are so many intervening factors (other diseases, infection, acceptance of recommendations, etc.) ...Read more

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How much time will a venous ulcer using compression bandages take to heal?

How much time will a venous ulcer using compression bandages take to heal?

Temporary fix: Venous ulcers are the result of major underlying venous disease which usually can be corrected. If done properly, the ulcers will heal in most cases and rarely return. Compression can heal ulcers but 40% of them return in the first year. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take for your appetite to come back from having an ulcer?

How long does it typically take for your appetite to come back from having an ulcer?

Days: Your appetite should return to normal soon after treatment.If not seek further care. ...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