Patient discussion about ulcer

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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?
A1There 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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrcrG-dcIXA
A2Yes, there is a way - GO SEE A DOCTOR! Weight loss, in regard to complains about the stomach is considered a "red flag" that mandates thorough evaluation by a professional. Even if all the signs and symptoms match simple ulcer, it's considered something you should evaluate more thoroughly.

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?
A1Here's a pretty good article that covers symptoms of UC:

http://www.wearecrohns.org/ucers/articles/319
A2The common symptoms of ulcerative colitis include rectal bleeding and diarrhea, but there is a wide range of symptoms among patients with this disease. The variability of symptoms reflects differences in the extent of disease (the amount of the colon and rectum that are inflamed) and the intensity of inflammation. Since you have no bleeding, you probably don't have ulcerative colitis, but you might have crohn's disease. The symptoms for crohn's disease include: abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and weight loss. I think the best thing for you is to consult your doctor.
A3I found a movie which explains about Ulcerative Colitis, which might interest you:
http://www.5min.com/Video/What-are-Colitis-Crohns-Disease-and-Ulcerative-Co-7082

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?
A1The 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!
A2The location. Stomach ulcers are located in the stomach. Duodenal ulcers are located in the duodenum, which is the first part of the intestine (that have 3 parts) right after the stomach. The cause is ususal the same and so is the treatment- antibiotics. I got both. First time it was stomach ulcer and then duodenal. So I can tell you they are both very painful …:)

Q. which is a very good treatment for mouth ulcer

A1drink butter milk.
A2There are many causes of mouth ulcers, and the treatment may depend on the specific cause. However, if you refer to aphthae, than symptomatic treatment may include several drugs that ameliorate the inflammation. However, these drugs are prescribed by a doctor, so I can't really recommend any of them here. You may read more here:

www.nlm.nih.gov/MEDLINEPLUS/ency/article/001448.htm

Q. Stomach ulcer or bad heartburn?

hi. i am not sure if this is just heartburn or maybe i have an ulcer. for the last 7 months i have been getting really severe pains in my stomach (between my chest and my belly button). my upper back gets sharp pains and my stomach bloats out like I’m 8 months pregnant!!!. i have tried to take antacids for this but nothing works. i don’t know what else to do. it scares me sometimes because i have no idea what it is. My mom thinks it could be an ulcer. the pain lasts for a good 4 to 5 hours and i cant even sit down because the pain hurts so bad. can anyone tell me what this might be?????
A1After 7 months with an ulcer you’d be vomiting blood and may have blood in your feces. Anti acid would have helped. So what you say doesn’t sound anything like it. I think a good idea will be going the next morning to see a Dr. – looking for a diagnosis on the web is not a very good idea. And even if you know for certain that you have an ulcer- it is curable. Why wait 7 months?
A2your mother should have told you to go see a Dr.
It always surprises me how people rather suffer tremendous pain but refrain going to a hospital.
7 months??? You should have gone 7 months ago to the nearest hospital. What you say doesn’t sounds like ulcer or heartburn.

Q. i am suffering from ulcer do u have any solution that is very safe and effective

AWell there are ulcers that are caused by various reasons- use of NSAIDS (anti-inflammatory drugs), an infection of the H. Pylori bacteria and more. Your doctor should try and assess according to your age, history and symptoms, the cause for this ulcer and treat the cause, plus you can get treated with drugs that help control gastric acidity (PPI's or H2 Blocker medications).

Q. Good evening,ihave aproblem of gustric ulcers which disturb me much could you p`se advise me about agood drug

DR i feel pain and some times i spit mucuslike flids and after that the pain reduces most especially when i am hungry.Thank you for advice on the drugs which can help me and i will be gratfull byebye!.
AFirst of all, we are not doctors here. We are people like you, and no one here can either recommend or prescribe you any medication.

Regarding gastric ulcers, in many times it results from an infection by H. pylori, and treating this infection (by a combination of several drugs) may solve the problem. You should consult your doctor about it.

Meanwhile, you may read more here:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/pepticulcer.html
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