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Neg for h.pylori, haven't taken NSAIDS for years, no smoker, 20 age, social drinker. Is it likely ulcer? I have frequent acid reflux and abdom pain

Hard to say. You are young for peptic ulcer disease but it's still possible. Unfortunately you don't provide much of a history of your abdomina pain, as in quality and location, how long, etc. So in reality, it could be related to many different problems from inflammatory changes of the upper intestinal tract, gallbladder issues and any other number of intestinal maladies. Consider consulting a GI doc. Read more...
Possible. If the H.pylori stool antigen was negative, ulcer disease is much less likely in younger Persistent abdominal pain and GERD (acid reflux) requires an upper endoscopy if not responding to medications that reduce acidity in the stomach and additional measures such as using a wedge to elevate body while sleeping. For good patient education on GERD SEE: http://bit.ly/ZquHBK at patient.co.uk. Read more...

Went Dr. Yesterday tested H. pylori. Said con't Prilosec 2 months. Can stomach aches morning below belly button be related to ulcer or acid reflux?

Probably not related. Pain from reflux or an ulcer is most typically felt in the upper abdomen near the rib cage or just behind the breastbone. Pain in the lower abdomen below navel would be a very unusual place to feel it. Hard to say what might be the cause however as details are few. Best to mention this to your doctor. Read more...

16 year old male, non smoker, no use of pain killers, neg h.pylori test. Social drinker. Are stomach ulcers likely?

Ulcer risk-Medline. The following factors raise your risk for peptic ulcers: Drinking too much alcohol Regular use of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco Being very ill, such as being on a breathing machine Having radiation treatments A rare condition called Zollinger-Ellison syndrome causes stomach and duodenal ulcers. Read more...