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What Will Happen If A Stomach Ulcer Is Left Alone With Just Otc Meds
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See answer: Avoid classic trigger foods such as spicey, acidic, fatty foods. Avoid or at least decrease stress/anxiety. Increase water intake, try otc omeprazole. Some ulcers are caused by bacteria (h. Pylori), which you should be checked for by a dr., as if you have that, you would need to be treated for it. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have had a pain in my stomach for 5 days now. mostly in the center &left side. could it be a virus? Or a stomach ulcer? What should I do?
See doc : I suggest seeing primary care doctor. May be Gastritis or ulcer-treated with Zantac, nexium (esomeprazole) and avoidance of certain foods. Could be constipation. Pancreas issue. Point is there are a lot of organs in the area and u should have someone do a physical exam and get more info from u. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could the stomach ulcer I assumed was healing be the cause of the numbing sensation I feel on my left side after each meal?
Maybe, maybe not: Stomach pain can feel like other sensations in the upper abdomen sometimes. The doctor who is taking care of the ulcer can recheck. A patient who suspects that certain pains are related to stomach acid / reflux / ulcers can actually try taking a good-sized dose of maalox or mylanta to see what happens. If the pains or sensations go away each time, that suggests the pains are due to acidity. ...Read more
I need help with this stomach ulcer what to eat and also this drug withdrawal from meth I been clean for about 2 weeks now ?
Information: Ulcers respond to PPI like omeprazole OTC, may need treatment w antibiotics for H. pylori bacteria. Foods: Choose fruit, vegetables, fiber. Avoid alcohol, NSAIDS,&anything you find that upsets your stomach - this varies person to person; sadly, no definite list to provide.Re: Meth - well done! Takes hard work. Withdrawal symptoms CAN last 3 weeks - you are almost there, don't get discouraged. ...Read more
Can left sided tummy pain be due to stomach ulcer ? had it on n off since 2 years,its on upper left abdomen,eating sometimes reduces pain-tests r fine
Can levaquin (levofloxacin) as a stand alone antibiotic cure a stomach ulcer or is combination therapy always necessary?
Levaquin (levofloxacin) ...: ...is an antibiotic and only works to kill bacteria. While H.pylori is a common infectious cause of ulcers, it is not the ONLY cause. Also, H.pylori is not expected to respond to Levaquin (levofloxacin) monotherapy. Please consult your doctor for the correct treatment, if indeed an ulcer is suspected or diagnosed. ...Read more
My doctor thought I may have a stomach ulcer so he lowered some of my crohn's meds but my stomach has sharp pain, gas it is worse. How long do I wait?
Crohn's meds: The only Crohn's med that I can think of that would cause stomach ulcers is prednisone. This is not a long term medicine and should be used as little as possible. When taking prednisone you should also take a strong antacid to protect your stomach, like omeprazole or lansoprazole. Contact your doctor to let him know what you're feeling. ...Read more
I had a sharp stabbing pain next to my left hip in my abdomen.
When I looked, it was swollen and bruised.
But I do have a stomach ulcer?
Can a stomach ulcer cause bowel problems? Constipation/loose stool/cramping/gurgling/bloating/pain in lower left abdomen?
No: All GI complaints mentioned are totally unrelated to a stomach ulcer. The latter produces upper midline abdominal pain relieved by food or antiacids and if perforating posteriorly into lesser sac, the space behind the stomach, back pain develops. Constipation or loose stool related to diet or inflammation of bowel and if in sigmoid colon with diverticular disease. lt. lower abodiminal pain noted ...Read more
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Had stomach ulcer, thought it had healed. Drank some sprite and now my stomach has been burning all night. Serious problem or did i just irritate it?
Still have an ulcer?: Burning may indicate persistent ulcer, gastritis, or something else. Ulcers can bleed (sometimes massively), perforate the stomach, obstruct stomach emptying so complete healing is critical--did you take your acid blocker daily? Still on rx? Medical evaluation is key (; needed especially urgently if vomiting blood or passing melenic stool), alcohol, aspirin, nsaid's, h.Pylori may contribute. ...Read more
If you had a stomach ulcer can it cause lightheaded ness and tremors and just a not feeling well feeling?
If someone gets a stomach ulcer from just heavy drinking, would abstaining from alcohol and a PPI resolve it?
Anxiety, Depression: I commend you for abstaining from Alcohol, thus Caring for your HEALTH! Thank you for informing about Exercise stress test, Holter monitor, and ECG. If these tests are within normal limits, it is likely that you have unresolved feelings in relationships ,work or finances. Stress can contribute to Ulcer. See a Psychiatrist for • Diagnosis • Continued abstinence from Alcohol • Therapy • AA Meetings ...Read more
How do I know if I have stomach ulcer? Stomach pain, then nausea after eatting. Could it just be gas?
Doubtful: Generally you do not get pain directly after eating with gas. Additionally, unless the gas is severe, nausea does not generally accompany gas pains. You symptoms suggest at least gerd if not an ulcer. See your doctor for evaluation and managment options. ...Read more
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