FAQ - Duodenal Ulcer
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i got duodenal ulcer?


Wtf? If a duodenal ulcer bursts then your life can be at risk  (+ info)

Rantidine is administered to patients with duodenal ulcers for which of these reasons?

1. To decrease the secretion of gastric acid
2. To relax the smooth muscle of the intestine
3. To neutralize excess hydrochloric acid
I believe number 2

It is ranitidine not rantidine - it blocks the release of stomach acid.
The answer is #1.

Very easy to look this up online http://www.drugs.com/ranitidine.html  (+ info)

how can one differentiate gastric and duodenal ulcer?????

A gastric ulcer is in the stomach and a duodenal ulcer in the duodenum. It takes food at least 15 minutes to get to the duodenum so you can use the time lapse between food intake and pain as a guide as to where your ulcer is.  (+ info)

I DONT have HEALTH INSURANCE, but i just found out I have an ulcer ( Duodenal ) I think..?

DOes anybody have any advice for me? Like where to start? I am thinking about going to one of those CARE NOW places and paying cash...BUT I also think i am going to need follow up which will get quite expensive. PLEASE NOTE coming this NOVEMBER I will be elegible to enroll with my employer ins ( I WORK FOR THE GOV) SO do you think I should wait.. OR go now to a CARE NOW? ANy ADVICE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

(MOM OF 5)

healthquotes.awardspace.info - try this one. I have their health insurancs and as I know they can provide coverage with preexisting condition.  (+ info)

How long does a bleeding ulcer surgery take to recover from?

I have a bleeding ulcer and have been advised to have surgery. I need to know how long I will be layed up?

19 agonising weeks.  (+ info)

What is the difference between ulcer and acid reflux?

I have looked up the symptoms of both ulcer and acid reflux...however they seem quite similar. So what is the difference?

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How do you treat a chronic foot ulcer that is Sickle Cell related?

The Ulcer is abt 2cms across and has been on the foot joint on the exterior side. Its been a year since it formed. No signs of healing despite use of Bactroban & daily cleaning using water only at home.

The patient needs to see a wound care specialist as soon as possible.

Wounds should not persist for a year, even on someone with sickle cell disease.

In fact, someone with sickle cell disease should be treated more aggressively that a non-sickle cell person.

Year long use of Bactroban will cause the Staph on the skin (MRSA or non-MRSA) to become resistant to the antibiotic. In addition, using just water to keep it wet can slow down the growth of new tissue, preventing healing.

The real danger here is not so much Staph bacteria, other organisms can take hold like Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

2 centimeters is a fairly large wound to be around for a year. You may need some debridement of the area, special wound care and some of the newer wound packing materials to stimulate new skin growth.

Good luck!  (+ info)

What are the symptoms of a stomach ulcer?

What is the difference between the symptoms of a stomach ulcer and not just an upset stomach or indigestion?

Well usually vomiting up blood,blood in your stools. They are black in colour. When you are vomiting up blood. It looks like coffee grounds. Hope this as been of some help  (+ info)

How long does it take for a stomahc ulcer to destroy your stomach?

In other words, how long does it take before a stomach ulcer completely perforates your stomach? Amazing how I can't find this on google...

It totally depends on the circumstances. It could get eroded away quickly by bacteria, it could be eroded quickly by alcohol or NSAIDs like aspirin and ibuprofen, stomach acid, etc. It depends on if its being treated. Too many variables to determine a timeframe in general. Every case would be different.  (+ info)

How can you get rid of a stomach ulcer quickly?

I have one that has been making me vomit all the next day after I drink. No matter what I drink or how much. It is miserable. I want to be able to enjoy some drinks every now and then but this stomach ulcer just won't allow it. Any suggestions on how to get rid of it?

First things first - With all due respects, there is no such thing as bland diet for ulcers. This age old notion of giving a low-fiber diet based on bland foods such as milk, toast, crackers, poached white fish etc. has long been since discredited as no therapeutic benefits from it were reported. Instead, now the emphasis is on letting people with ulcers eat a normal diet and judge for themselves if certain specific foods cause them trouble. These then could be isolated form the diet and rest continued. In fact, very general and continued alteration of the diet will obviously lead to many deficiencies (of essential nutrients) as it is only a well balance diet that provides your body not only with proteins, fats, carbohydrates but also nearly all the essential nutrients (minerals and vitamins) so badly needed by you for the efficient functioning of all the vital organs.


Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to kill the bacteria and proton pump inhibitors or histamine receptor blockers to prevent the stomach from producing too much acid. If H.pylori is detected, then a course of antibiotics together with a drug that protects the stomach lining and prevents too much acid production is called triple therapy.

However, these medications can bring about some harsh side effects such as diarrhea, headaches, dizziness, nausea and interfere with liver function. In men, certain side effects of medication may lead to breast enlargement and impotence. In some cases, surgery may also be required.

Fortunately, herbal and homeopathic remedies can safely and effectively prevent the recurrence of ulcers and other digestive disorders. A well known herb for digestive health is Matricaria recutita, (German Chamomile) which contains anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic and calming properties.

Other herbal ingredients such as Filipendula ulmaria and Ulmus fulva are extremely effective in reducing pain and irritation while also protecting the digestive tract and reducing stomach acid secretions. In addition, Sutherlandia frutescens has been used for thousands of years to treat chronic and acute digestive complaints and also acts as a potent tonic.  (+ info)

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