What is a duodenum ulcer?

Intestinal ulcer. The duodenum is the first portion of the small intestine where the stomach empties. It is exposed to stomach acid and is at significant risk of ulcer formation. The 2 most common causes of stomach or duodenal ulcers are infection with the helicobacter pylori bacteria and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, meloxicam, etc.

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What is active duodenal ulcer?

Currently ongoing. Active means that it is actually ongoing at this time. As opposed to a resolved, or healed ulcer. The difference can be seen on direct visualization by a procedure known as gastro-esophageal-duodenoscopy, or EGD for short. Read more...

What causes duodenal ulcer?

H. pylori. The majority of ulcers are caused by this bacterium helicobacter pylori. Other causes may involve high doses of anti inflammatory drugs or rarely tumors that secrete gastrin causing acid hyper secretion- zollinger ellison syndrome. Read more...
Acid, bacteria. Duodenal ulcers are assoc with a bacteria (h.Pylori) in the majority of cases. Other causes include: too much acid production, which can be seen with certain conditions/medications:(cushings/cortisol, stress, some tumors, short bowel length), toxins(alcohol, nsiad's-iboprofen). Read more...
Duodenal Ulcers. The most common cause of duodenal ulcer is a stomach infection associated with the helicobacter pylori (h pylori) bacteria. Other risk factors for duodenal ulcers include overuse of alcohol, tobacco, and medications such as Aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). Severe illness has also been implicated as a risk factor in the development of duodenal ulcer. Read more...

What are symptoms of a duodenal ulcer?

Burning pain, nausea. Gnawing pain, discomfort that persists, nausea, general malaise....Pain may be in mid upper abdomen, but also could radiate toward the sides, and even thru to the back. If take simple over the counter antacids and it goes away, fine. But if it persists, and you have to keep taking them daily, not fine. Get thee to the doc. Read more...

What sort of disorder is duodenal ulcer?

Ulcer. A duodenal ulcer is an ulcer located in the first part of the small intestine, right after the stomach. This can be caused by many things, most commonly from NSAID use (e.g. Advil, (ibuprofen) motrin, aspirin) and bacterial infections (e.g. Helicobacter pylori). These are treated by endoscopy and acid blocking medications. Read more...

What are the symptoms of duodenal ulcer vs. A stomach ulcer?

About the same. Regardless of size or location, if you really have an ulcer (found by x-ray or endoscopy) please seek doctor's advice. Even small ulcers can bleed (sometimes massively), perforate, obstruct stomach emptying. Sometimes, an ulcer can form in a cancer so to avoid this possibility it is important to make sure at least gastric ulcer actually heals. Relief of ulcer symptoms doesn't always mean healing. Read more...

What are the symptoms of a duodenal ulcer compared to a stomach ulcer?

Relieved by food. Burning epigastric pain 90 min-3 hours after meals relieved by food is probably the most distinguishing symptom of duodenal ulcer. Other symptoms, like weight loss, blood in stool can be seen. Apparently gastric ulcer is made worse by or unrelated to food. Read more...