FAQ - Duodenal Ulcer
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duodenal ulcer?

can anyone suggest some remedies for duodenal ulcers..

Duodenal ulcers are almost always caused by a bacteria called Helicobacter pilori. There is a specific antibiotic blend that is shown to eradicate the bacteria and get rid of the ulcers in most people. But if you got the diagnosis from a doctor they should/would have given you the antibiotics. If you came up with the diagnosis on your own, then you should see a doctor to confirm it, and to get the meds.  (+ info)

How does nervousness and stress cause someone to have a duodenal ulcer?

Dave is under a lot of stress at his job and at home. He begins to feel disconfort and a burning sensation in his abdomen following a meal. After consulting a doctor, he finds that he has developed a duodenal ulcer. He does not understand how being nervous would cause the ulcer and asks us to explan.

When the body or mind is under stress it can stimulate the stomach to produce more acid - after a while this eats through the mucous lining and causes an ulcer. I thought that most ulcers were caused by a bacteria - heliobacter pylorus - has he been checked for that?  (+ info)

What are the symptoms of duodenal ulcer or any ulcer in the digestive system?

What are the symptoms of duodenal ulcer or any ulcer in the digestive system?
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There are many signs and symptoms from either or both of these. From bloody or black colored stool to constipation that isn't relieved after 2-3 days. The duodenal is a part of the colon and the symptoms are usually different from a stomach ulcer. The stomach ulcer can still have you bringing up blood or having it go through the entire colon, then there can be allot of gas that isn't relieved, to not wanting to eat at all. You can also vomit blood from an ulcer. Since the colon is about 25 feet of a turning open tunnel it wraps around and then up then around until it finally turns down toward the rectum and anus. If you suspect any problems with any part of the digestive system which includes the esophagus, stomach, liver,pancreas and gallbladder and then the appendix until finally the colon and down try going to a GI doctor for a complete exam of this system. As you get older it's a great idea to have your digestive system checked for any problems including polyps and or cancer. Good luck and God Bless  (+ info)

How long does it take to heal a duodenal ulcer?

I have been prescribed Lanzoprozole. How long should it take for the aching pain to go and the ulcer to heal? I have not yet had the H pylori test (awaiting breath test). If I have the bug and it is not found, will my symptoms not improve on the PPI's alone?

PPIs are usually given from 4 to 8 weeks.
If symptoms persist and endoscopy is often performed (a look-see down a fine tube with a light at the end).
H pylori can be detected from a blood, breath, faecal test or from a biopsy taken during endoscopy.
If H pylori present the main part of treatment is to clear the infection and a course of 2 antibiotics plus the PPI are given.
Unless treated the helicobacter pylori is there for life.
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Is a peptic ulcer and duodenal ulcer the same thing?

Im doing a project and my assigned topic was petic / doudenal ulcers. Are these two type of ulcers the same?

A peptic ulcer is a sore in the lining of your stomach or duodenum. The duodenum is the first part of your small intestine. A peptic ulcer in the stomach is called a gastric ulcer. One that is in the duodenum is called a duodenal ulcer. A peptic ulcer also may develop just above your stomach in the esophagus, the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. But most peptic ulcers develop in the stomach or duodenum.  (+ info)

What is the difference between a peptic, gastric and duodenal ulcer and what are some natural ways to deal?

the discomfort of them? Also, what organ is located about an inch above the navel and to my right (would be an observers left)?

Ulceration of the GASTRIC MUCOSA due to contact with GASTRIC JUICE. It is often associated with HELICOBACTER PYLORI infection or consumption of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS).
symptoms are:
1)Recurrent abdominal pain - dull and burning type pain usually located in epigastric area (area between belly button and rib cage)
2)Abdominal pain after food
3)Abdominal pain at night
4)Blood in vomit
7)Black stools

The list of conventional treatments are;
Symptomatic relief: antacid preparations
Anti-acid medications: "Proton-Pump" inhibitors (eg omeprazole, lansoprazole), H2 antagonists (eg ranitidine, cimetidine)
Eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection: oral antibiotics, proton pump inhibitor
Avoidance of NSAID medications (aspirin, ibuprofen (Nurofen, Brufen etc)
Surgery - partial gastrectomy

A peptic ulcer is a sore on the lining of the stomach or duodenum, which is the beginning of the small intestine.

List of causes or underlying conditions;
1)Helicobacter pylori bacteria
2)Excess stomach acid
3)Stomach cancer
4)Pancreatic cancer
5)GERD - a cause of esophageal ulcers
6)Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

Treatments for gastrointestinal bleeding:
Emergency treatment - if gastrointestinal bleeding from a bleeding ulcer is suspected
Blood transfusions
See also treatment of anemia - because anemia can result from gastrointestinal bleeding and its blood loss.
Discontinue causative medications - for NSAIDs and other secondary causes
Antibiotics - mainly for the treatment of H Pylori infections

Natural method of treatment;
Lifestyle changes
Diet changes
Avoid ulcer triggering foods
Avoid spicy food
Avoid fatty foods
Avoid alcohol
Avoid caffeine
Quit smoking
Reduce stress

A peptic ulcer located in the DUODENUM
Some of the possible causes of Duodenal ulcer include:
Excess stomach acid
Helicobacter pylori bacteria

Mostly similar to symptoms of peptic ulcers
Abdominal pain
Abdominal pain after meals
Pain below the ribs
Gastrointestinal bleeding

You must always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.  (+ info)

How is a duodenal ulcer different from a stomach ulcer?


They fall under the same umbrella term "peptic ulcer"

The difference is where they're located. One is in the stomach, where as the other is in the first part of the small intestine (the duodenum).

There are also some subtle differences
- duodenal ulcers are for the most part relatively benign and treated, whereas stomach ulcers can have a slightly higher risk of being cancerous, so they're usually biopsied
-duodenal ulcers tend to give pains when hungry, whereas stomach ulcers tend to give pain when food is in the stomach (and there's acid secretion).  (+ info)

Why the duodenal ulcer pain removes immediately after eating, but again starts 2-3 hours after a meal?

Because the food doesn't start moving through the duodenum until it's been processed in the stomach which takes about 2-3 hours unless it's something very soft.  (+ info)

Any suggestions for treatment of helicobacter pylori and a duodenal ulcer? Any herbal suggestions too?

A friend of mine has helicobacter pylori and a duodenal ulcer. Has anyone suffered from this and found a particularly good treatment? Does anybody know of a herbal treatment that would be particularly effective? Suggestions would be much appreciated

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What causes a duodenal ulcer?

Please explain what normally prevents this from happening.

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