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How are symptoms different between gastritis and gastric/peptic ulcer?

They can overlap. Some symptoms of gastritis and gastric ulcer can be the same - abdominal pain and discomfort. Some times an ulcer can cause more severe pain and if it is causing bleeding people will have black bowel movements or "melena " as a result. Sometimes an evaluation by a physician with lab work and possibly EGD (scope to look in stomach to visualize esophagus and stomach lining) is the only way to tell. Read more...

What nedicine or antibiotic would you recomend for a gastric or peptic ulcer?

Triple treatment. Using, the treatment for an ulcer caused by the bacteria h pylori would be 2 antibiotics and an acid blocker. Before treatment, however, you should be tested to establish that you have that bacteria, and that what is causing you discomfort is actually an ulcer. Read more...
9 yards. It s not only about an antibiotic, or one medication. A general dr, or GI specialist will most likely study the case, determine the cause of the ulcer, and offer the alternatives for a specific case. Many causes and treatments exist, all of them good for its indication; and it s always better to personalize it based on preferences / particularities of the patient. Read more...

Gastric bypass 2008, peptic ulcer since 2009, quit smoking seven weeks ago, pain is much worse and more often than before. Protonix (pantoprazole) and carafate?

Need close follow-up. When symptoms like pain get worse, the questions include: is the disease spreading, is the medication no longer working, is there a new problem, etc.? An ulcer 3 years ago should have healed. Is there a problem with recurrent gastritis or repeat ulcers? Is there stomach cancer, or is there a gallstone problem? A G.I. Specialist can recheck to figure things out. Another endoscopy may be needed. Read more...
Ulcer. Yes, i would take Protonix (or prevacid, or nexium, (esomeprazole) or prilosec, or dexilant) and carafate. However, you should also see a gastroenterologist and have another upper endoscopy to evaluate your pouch and assess to see if your ulcer is worse. Read more...

What is the best diet if I have a gastric ulcer?

Antibiotic. Ulcers need treatment if they are caused by h. Pylori, a type of bacteria. Take care of the ulcer properly and you won't have to worry what food to eat. Read more...

What should I do if I am suffering from a gastric ulcer?

Easy Dx / Rx. If you are not yet diagnosed by endoscopy or imaging, or if this is a self-diagnosis, you need to be examined and the lesion perhaps biopsied. Today's protocol treatments are a walk in the park compared with the horrible stuff that we had to use when i was in medical school. Good luck. Read more...