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Why does a mouth ulcer hurt so bad?

Why does a mouth ulcer hurt so bad?

Exposed nerves: An ulcer in the mouth is painful due to the exposure of nerves in the ulcerated tissue. ...Read more

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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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I have some type of stomach virus. Why does my upper abdomen hurt?

I have some type of stomach virus. Why does my upper abdomen hurt?

Stomach pain: Stomach pain is usually felt in the center of the abdomen right below the ribcage. Gastritis is one of the causes. If you've barely eaten or have had vomiting, this might be the case. There will be chest wall muscle pain if you have vomited. ...Read more

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How do I know what caused my ulcers? I have scattered ulcers and erosions, erythema, congestion in the whole stomach and the doctors don't know why....

How do I know what caused my ulcers? I have scattered ulcers and erosions, erythema, congestion in the whole stomach and the doctors don't know why....

Keep seeing dr: Sometimes we dont find the exact answers to what caused problem. With ulcers-most common cause is a bacteria called h. Pylori. This can be tested for best on biopsy from the ulcer or near it- but can also be found in stool & blood & on breath test. People who take a lot of inflammation meds like aspirin, goody, advil (ibuprofen) or steroids can get this. There is also a syndrome called zollinber ellison. ...Read more

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What kinda of pain does an stomach ulcers cause? And how do you get a stomach ulcer?

What kinda of pain does an stomach ulcers cause? And how do you get a stomach ulcer?

Lower chest/abdomen: Pain can be in the mid to lower chest and upper abdomen. It can be worsened with eating or sometimes even improve initially with eating. Ulcers are formed when the lining of the stomach becomes prone to acids and a sore results on the wall of the stomach. There are several causes from meds to stress and diet. Dark tarry stool is a warning sign of bleeding that may come from the GI system. ...Read more

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How long do stomach ulcers take to heal. On medication but still very sore pain in my stomach when I eat?

Depends.: it depends on many factors, including the initial size of the ulcer, what medicine you're taking to heal it, whether H pylori is present, and what caused the ulcer in the first place. In general, however, if you're not starting to see some relief within 7 to 10 days of starting medication for a proven ulcer, I would call your doctor back. Good luck. ...Read more

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The ride side of my stomach always hurts randomly. How do I know if it's an ulcer?

The ride side of my stomach always hurts randomly. How do I know if it's an ulcer?

You get examined.: This type of pain you describe probably is not an ulcer. You need to have your doctor check this out. ...Read more

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Bad stomach pain after painful endoscopy, what do you recommend?

Bad stomach pain after painful endoscopy, what do you recommend?

Call your G.I. doc: An upper endoscopy should not be painful, and there should not be any lasting pain afterwards either. If you are having pain, call the doctor or go to the emergency room to find out why that is happening. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do stomach ulcers cause a lot of gas?

Do stomach ulcers cause a lot of gas?

Pain yes,gas no: The gas you produce is a combination of swallowed air and gas arising from the action of gut germs on undigested food. Beans as an example have fucose,a sugar humans don't metabolize, but germs do. Eat a lot, and germ action makes you gassy. Ulcers are just holes in the upper layers of the tissue lining the inside of the gut. ...Read more

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How come my stomach hurt like this?

How come my stomach hurt like this?

I'm sorry but you: Haven't provided us with enough info to give you a helpful answer. Consider clarifying and re-asking question. ...Read more

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Why do anti-inflamatories hurt my stomach?

Why do anti-inflamatories hurt my stomach?

They can: Irritate and inflame that stomach lining. In some cases it can cause bleeding. ...Read more

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Why do I feel pain in my lower left stomach if I have esophageal ulcers?

Why do I feel pain in my lower left stomach if I have esophageal ulcers?

Esophageal pain: Pain originating from the esophagus is often felt in the abdomen. Usually it is in the left upper quadrant or midline upper quadrant. It could radiate lower than that however. Stay on your treatment. If you did not begin to achieve relief let your doctor know. Good luck. ...Read more

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Localized burning pain in stomach(just on small area), belching, feels like food coming back up my throat.This happens after i eat. Ulcer, hiatal hernia?

Sounds like GERD: It sounds like you are suffering from gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Regurgitation can be a component of gerd. An ulcer or gastritis are possible as well, but check with your regular physician or see a gastroenterologist for treatment. ...Read more

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So I have 3 painful bumps on my lower stomach that hurt when I touch them. They had puss n them. They looked like pimples. ?

So I have 3 painful bumps on my lower stomach that hurt when I touch them. They had puss n them. They looked like pimples. ?

Could be: Hair follicles can get inflammed, become tender and have pus without being infected (simple pimple). Often symptoms resolve within 1-2wk. If increasing tenderness, redness, increased drainage and new spots developing it may be worth going to doctor as could be an infection could be a possibility which would require treatment. ...Read more

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Why do my stomach muscles hurt so bad?

Excess stom acidity: Why do my stomach muscles hurt so bad? Most likely cause is the excess acid release in the stomach. Acid is normally released but in some people a larger than normal amount of it starts to affect the lining of the stomach, causing severe pain in the area above the belly button. Meds to reduce the acid amount is helpful. ...Read more

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Does eating ice cream affect stomach ulcers? Hurts my stomach about 10mins after eating ice cream. The pain is where the ulcers are

Not expected: Actually cream tends to soothe the ulcer pain temporarily but does slow down your stomach emptying and thus may worsen your symptoms if you have reflux problem. You need to see a doctor see most ulcers can be permanently cured by a short course of medications if caused by a bacterium called h pylori. ...Read more

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What to do if I have bad stomach pain after painful endoscopy?

Time frame ?: In the immediate period after endoscopy, the pain could be from gaseous distention but this usually passes once the gas has been passed. If however the pain symptoms are severe after this period or even in the immediate period following the procedure, i would check right away with your GI doctor so as to assure that all is well. ...Read more

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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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more