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Gastric Ulcer

Gastric Ulcer: Introduction

Gastric Ulcer: An ulcer is a sore or hole in the lining of the stomach or duodenum (the first part of the small intestine). (Source: excerpt from Helicobacter pylori Infections (H. pylori) general: DBMD) ... more about Gastric Ulcer.

Gastric Ulcer: A gastric ulcer is a break in the normal tissue that lines the stomach. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Gastric Ulcer is available below.

Symptoms of Gastric Ulcer

Treatments for Gastric Ulcer

  • 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)
  • Surgical partial gastrectomy - only performed if ulcer will not heal using medications or if there is acute haemorrhage or perforation of ulcer
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Home Diagnostic Testing

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Gastric Ulcer: Related Patient Stories

Gastric Ulcer: Deaths

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Alternative Treatments for Gastric Ulcer

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Gastric Ulcer may include:

Gastric Ulcer: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Gastric Ulcer:

  • Chronic blood loss, iron deficiency anaemia, perforation of stomach wall
  • Bleeding from the ulcer
  • Perforation (hole) in the stomach
  • Blockage in the stomach that prevents movement of stomach contents
  • more complications...»

Causes of Gastric Ulcer

  • Non-cancerous (benign) gastric ulcers are caused by an imbalance between stomach acid, an enzyme called pepsin, and the natural defenses of the stomach's lining. This imbalance leads to inflammation, which can be made worse by aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen
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Gastric Ulcer: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Gastric Ulcer

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are more »

Gastric Ulcer: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Gastric Ulcer

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Gastric Ulcer: Rare Types

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Latest Treatments for Gastric Ulcer

Evidence Based Medicine Research for Gastric Ulcer

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Gastric Ulcer: Animations

Prognosis for Gastric Ulcer

Prognosis for Gastric Ulcer: Most ulcers heal with medication in 6 to 8 weeks. Recurrence is common, but is less likely if H. pylori infection is treated and acid-blocking medications are continued.

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Gastric Ulcer: Broader Related Topics

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Article Excerpts about Gastric Ulcer

An ulcer is a sore or hole in the lining of the stomach or duodenum (the first part of the small intestine). (Source: excerpt from Helicobacter pylori Infections (H. pylori) general: DBMD)

Definitions of Gastric Ulcer:

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). - (Source - Diseases Database)

A peptic ulcer of the stomach - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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