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Breaks in skin or mucous membranes that are often accompanied by loss of tissue on the surface.
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Patient discussion about Ulcerations

Q. Is it an ulcer? I am worried! Hi friend, I'm 35 year old male and recently I started to suffer from some strange symptoms I have never experienced. The first symptom was sharp pain in my upper abdomen that starts two of three hours after eating. In the beginning I thought it could be connected with some food intolerance but then I started to get this pain early in the morning, before any eating what so ever and all this was accompanied with nausea, frequent burping and weight loss. I have read some stuff about stomach ulcer and I could say that I poses almost every major symptom. Is there any way for me to be sure that I have developed disease of ulcer?

A. There is nothing you could do to check do you have ulcer or not by your self. Anyone who thinks he may have an ulcer needs to see a doctor because over time, untreated ulcers grow larger and deeper and can lead to other problems. So go now to the doctor.

Q. What are the symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis? I am 40 years old and suffer from a lot of stomach aches and diarrhea. Do I have Ulcerative Colitis? What are its symptoms?

A. Here's a pretty good article that covers symptoms of UC:


Q. What is the difference between duodenal ulcer and stomach ulcer? I was diagnosed recently with duodenal ulcer. I heard the term stomach ulcer but not duodenal. What causes duodenal and what cause stomach ulcer? And how do they treat duodenal ulcer?

A. The duodenum is right after the stomach. They are both (as published a few years back) caused 90% of the time from a bacteria named helicobacter pylori. Hence the treatment for it is probably antibiotics. But I guess that should be your doctor’s call. Good luck!

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The retrospective study examined 16 patients (the largest group followed in the literature) who underwent resection arthroplasty with external fixation for first MTP ulceration.
Key components of the diabetic foot exam include dermatologic inspection for skin status, sweating, infection, ulceration, and calluses, as well as musculoskeletal inspection for deformity (claw toes, prominent metatarsal heads, Charcot's joint) or muscle wasting.
The sudden or rapid development of mucosal ulceration with stress can be encountered in shock, burn or severe trauma.
Self-induced ulceration can occur at any site, including the nose.
reported that 39 percent of a cross section of individuals with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy had plantar-pressure ulcerations [6].
Leaving the denture in the patient's mouth until mucosal coverage is complete should treat denture ulcerations.
Actelion will immediately start the process to obtain a second Orphan Drug designation for TracleerTM, this time for digital ulcerations in scleroderma patients.
The patient reported a history of [beta]-blocker and hormone replacement therapy use, neither of which could be implicated as a cause of the ulcerations.
Severe herpes simplex virus ulcerations, sometimes unresponsive to therapy with the standard drug, acyclovir, can severely compromise a woman's quality of life.
Some scientists speculate that an initial or reactivated herpes infection provokes normal, non-HIV-infected white blood cells to migrate to the site of the skin ulcerations.
Oral mucositis, a common side effect of mucotoxic cancer therapy, is characterized by painful ulcerations, redness and swelling in the mouth, which can cause difficulty swallowing and eating.
Many foot ulcerations can be treated with walking boots or special diabetic shoes with custom-made inserts.