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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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However, there are moderate to severe ulcerations seen in the 50% curative group with slight regeneration of the cells (Figure 3e).
However, denture looseness and ulcerations were present in all patients complaining of inefficient chewing ability.
This should be checked early because if left unattended, it may get ulcerations (crater-like defects) and softened cornea which can result in long-lasting deleterious effects.
Ulcers almost healed (Figure-1b, 1c, 1d), but after a period 2 months later patient again presented with a small erosion, which slowly progressed to ulcerations in due course forming large exuberant ulceration involving glans penis, prepuce and encroaching onto the urethral meatus with purulent subpreputial discharge (Figure-1e).
The physical exam was significant for a larger ulceration with a red-brown fibrinous base with rolled borders on the right lower extremity and two smaller ulcerations on the left; proximal thigh, with a central brown eschar with similar pink rolled borders.
Frieden, "Perineal and lip ulcerations as the presenting manifestation of hemangioma of infancy," Pediatrics, vol.
Of the physical manifestations of leprosy, foot ulceration is a common sequelae and strongly implicated in the acquisition of disability.
Untreated ulcerations can become infected and lead to blindness.
The 93 conditions illustrated and described are in sections on arterial disease, venous disease, limb edema, limb ulcerations, environmental vascular disease, vascular malformations, vascular tumors, and fungal infections.
Patients without a history of diabetic ulcerations were treated with Pycnogenol.
A simple protocol can assess the diabetic foot for the presence of predisposing factors for ulcerations and amputation, and can be used to guide treatment, according to recommendations developed by an American Diabetes Association task force.