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Will Stomach Ulcers Heal On Their Own
??: Belching can be associated with ulcers, as can pain, heartburn, epigastric pain, black stools, bloody emesis/vomit, burning in the chest. Ulcers will heal if you avoid the things that cause them - alcohol, NSAIDS like aspirin, Motrin, Aleve, (naproxen). .. and take acid reducing medications. Most ulcers will heal with medical therapy. Very few ulcers require surgery... Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ulcers: How long it takes an ulcer to heal depends on whether the underlying factors which caused it are improved. Ulcers could heal in as little as a week, but if, for example, H pylori is still present or if the patient is taking NSAIDs, or if they are not put on any medicines to heal the ulcer, it could take much longer. Hope that helps. Read more
6 to 8 wks: Typically for gastric/duodenal ulcers, recommended treatment with an acid-blocker for about 6-8 wks for complete healing. Mild cases may need less time and severe cases may need more. Your health and nutritional status, age, and adherance to treatment all determine how quickly and complete you heal. Removing/treating the cause is very important. If u have trouble, consult doc. Good luck. Read more
Yes; depends on caus: A stomach ulcer can cause bleeding, especially if the stomach acid eats a hole near to any of the myriad of arteries & veins in the stomach. To determine whether or not an ulcer will heal, u have to know the cause, ur overall health, & any treatments that u've tried - so it is not an easy Q to answer. TTYD or use HealthTap Prime for more info. Mainstay of treatment is an acid-blocking medicine PPI Read more
Medical treatment: Depending on the cause of the stomach ulcers and their location in the stomach, most often they can heal with the help of medications to eradicate the cause, whether it be due to bacteria (h. Pylori) or too much acid secretion. Symptoms usually go away with treatment over weeks. If symptoms persist, let you doctor know. Bleeding from the ulcer can cause blood to be detected in your stools. Read more
Ulcer in stomach confirmed today. Since I can't take anything for pain how can I heal costochondritis by reducing inflamation naturally.
Topical: You can apply either heat or ice to the area. The ice will decrease inflamation, the heat will help the intercostal muscle irratation. Also you can take acetaminophen for pain. Always have food in your stomach so decrease nausea. Some topical creams with anesthetic will also help, but less then ice. Read more
I've had bleeding stomach ulcers in the past and recently feel pain/flare ups. I am under quite a bit of stress. What's the best way to heal naturally?
SEE YOUR DOC ASAP: Don't mess around with possibly bleeding ulcers. You already have had complicated ulcers (bleeding), and symptoms again. U need to see a doc. Can be due to bacterial infection with h. Pylori (ever tested/treated?), meds (especially Aspirin and nsaids like ibuprofen), other causes including rare tumors causing excess acid, other. Get checked first. Read more
Depends: Everyone is different. Time to heal depends on the size of the ulcer and if you are taking anything or doing anything that promotes stomach acid. Decreasing stomach acid allows it to heal faster and also avoiding stomach irritants like spicy food, alcohol, nsaid, aspirin, caffeine. If you have lots of stress, that can increase your stomach acid and increases healing time. Read more
Depends on cause: One cause of gastric ulcer is an infection with H.pylori, and in that situation, both antibiotics, PPI's and often Bismuth are given and Rx is recommended for at least 8 weeks. Ulcers often tend to recur unless the original cause is identified, which can include aspirin like drugs, alcohol, steroids, acidic foods, delayed stomach emptying, & poss. stress. If persistent, biopsy for tumor or ZE synd. Read more
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
Ulcer may be serious: If you really have an ulcer in your stomach (found by x-ray or endoscopy) please don't self-medicate without a doctor's advice. Ulcers can bleed (sometimes massively), perforate the stomach, obstruct stomach emptying. Sometimes, an ulcer can form in a cancer so to avoid this possibility it is important to make sure the ulcer actually heals. Relief of ulcer symptoms doesn't always mean healing. Read more
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
See below: I do not know of any "natural" medication that blocks acid production so if that is true none of these work. Read more
Besides a prescription for protonix (pantoprazole) what else is there that will also help to heal stomach ulcers, when diagnosed by a doctor?
Gastric ulcer: In addition to taking the full course of protonix, (pantoprazole) it is important to avoid any other medicines which may contribute to ulcer formation. The most common are aspirin and NSAID's, such as ibuprofen and headache powders. In addition, your doctor should have checked for H. Pylori. If present, it will need to be treated. If your ulcer is in the stomach, a repeat endoscopy will be necessary. Good luck. Read more
Do ulcers from amebic colitis heal? Having stabbing abdominal/liver area pains following treatment for invasive e. Histolytica. What helps pain?
Yes: Ulcers from amebic colitis usually heal with proper treatment. With you symptoms you should be check for hepatic abscess because E. Histolitica can migrate to liver and other parts of you body. Also, after treatment with Flagyl or Tinicazole you should be treated with Paromomycin or Iodoxyl to kill the cysts. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does Carafate (sucralfate) help heal ulcer from non-infectious ulcer (i.E. Prior pancreatitis damage) in stomach/upper intestine for non-alcohol drinker.?
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