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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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Flu-like symptoms, including fever and chills, are followed by acute onset of diffuse oral ulcerations that are generally limited to non-keratinized mucosa, and spare the gingiva (FIGURE 2).
Partial calcanectomy for the treatment of large ulcerations of the heel and calcaneal osteomyelitis.
Diabetic foot with foot ulceration or foot deformation hinders the normal locomotion [2].
Untreated ulcerations can become infected and lead to blindness.
The development of "stress" ulceration in the upper GI tract has been part of critical care folklore for a long time.
In the current study, we explored the hypothesis that P gingivalis and its secreted products inhibit wound closure, causing delayed healing of oral ulcerations. We examined the effect of P gingivalis on the migration of oral epithelial cells in an in vitro scratch assay.
Based on the history, clinical data and investigation findings, we arrived at the diagnosis of Klippel- Trenaunay syndrome with extensive port wine stain and ulcerations and a solitary pseudo- Kaposi sarcoma.
Its drug profile includes many recognized side effects, and the literature includes case reports of esophageal irritation and ulceration. However, little has been published about laryngeal effects.
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.
Gastric ulcerations were induced experimentally in male Wistar rats according to the method of Asano et al.