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I once had an esopgheal ulcer and almost got a stomach ulcer. It is believed it was from a virus. Should I avoid nsaids?

Yes. You are pretty young for that but i would still advise caution. If you require nsaids i would lean more to a cox2 inhibitor like Celebrex or Mobic which is cheaper. May consider using an acid blocker simultaneously if require nsaids or consider using tylenol (acetaminophen). Read more...

Why does a stomach ulcer from taking to much NSAIDs cause positive occult blood test, nausea, & mild cramping. Hgb is stable. Dr. said to up Prilosec?

Ulcers can bleed. The main answer would be that ulcers can bleed. And when they bleed, the released blood travels quickly through the GI tract and mixes with your stool, so that it reveals itself in a stool occult blood test. Nausea and cramping also go along with an ulcer. Read more...
Blood in stool. When you have irritation and disruption of the mucosal lining in the form ulcer may be oozing blood found as occult blood. Bu not not all occult blood are from the ulcer either. If there is blood and you believe it is from the stomach better have it looked at it, so that other sources are not missed. Read more...

Blood test ruled out h.Ployri bacteria, I have been on omeprazole for 8 weeks, what are the chance I have stomach ulcer? I do not take nsaids.

Need more info. Have no idea what your symptoms have been or what type of an evaluation you have undergone. Sounds, at least superficially, as if you could benefit from a visit to a gastroenterologist to see if they feel that endoscopy is indicated. Stomach ulcers are relatively uncommon in the absence of helicobacter, but the blood test has false negative results occasionally. Read more...
Can't calculate. Since ulcers are definitively diagnosed by direct visualization, it's hard to quantify the probability of an ulcer. But if you have symptoms suggestive of an ulcer, not improving with medical therapy, that's probably the time to see an gastroenterology specialist for a definitive diagnosis. Good luck and feel better! Read more...

Every time I eat something I get stomach pains and have a bowel movement could this be a stomach ulcer?

Maybe IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome seems to be more and more common these days...Symptoms may vary, but typically include bloating, gassiness/flatulence, cramping, constipation/diarrhea(could be alternating), easily full sensation with meals, may be nausea etc...Stress can make the symptoms worse... Aerobic exercise, stress relief, and regular pattern in diet can help....But you should consult your doc.... Read more...