Peptic Ulcer

The sore that develops in the lining of the stomach, lower esophagus, or duodenum (upper part of the intestine) is called a peptic ulcer. It can result from infection with H.pylori bacteria, indiscriminate use of painkillers, smoking, alcoholism, and radiation therapy. The symptoms include nausea, stomach pain, blood in stools, chest pain, and vomiting.

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Do stomach ulcers cause abdominal pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have abdominal pain, which is constant but varies in intensity with sudden onset. I have had similar attacks since having my gallbladder removed, but it lasts only for few minutes. This has gone on for two weeks, but all my vital signs have been fine since these two weeks. I have had a...  Read Full »


Dr. Lalit Bansal

General Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will help you with your problem. According to your history gallbladder and appendix have been removed, and the stone has been cleared from the common bile duct. If your CT (computed tomography) scan is normal, then pancreatitis is also ruled out. So the most probable ...  Read Full »

What can cause extreme pain in the upper right abdominal area on breathing?

Query: Hi doctor, My boyfriend is having pain in his right upper abdominal area while breathing. This is the third time and it started around 7 pm in the night and so he went to the hospital yesterday. They told me that they are unable to find anything on X-ray or blood work. He waked up in the morning an...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pain in the abdominal area can occur due to gall bladder stones and bile duct stones, ulcers in the stomach, and pancreatitis. You can take capsule Esomeprazole 40 mg half an hour before meals. He can take Tramadol 100 mg for pain. If it is not available, he can take ca...  Read Full »

Can stomach ulcers result in chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with hepatitis B positive 18 months ago. My consultant told me that my condition is inactive and need no medication. Some months back, I was feeling hurt in my chest. I was later diagnosed with an ulcer. For some weeks now, I have been having pain around my chest, especia...  Read Full »


Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have been diagnosed with inactive hepatitis B. For that, I will request you to send me all your laboratory work so that a decision about the treatment can be taken. You are now having central chest pain, which looks like to due to an esophageal ulcer called esoph...  Read Full »

Can stomach ulcers cause severe abdominal pain and vomiting?

Query: Hello doctor, I was dealing with stomach issues for about three to four months. My symptoms were uncomfortable stomach pain, and vomiting. I smoked maybe once a day for the past few months. I am on three months of quitting smoking when I learned about CHS. When I was dealing with my stomach issues, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. CHS (Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome) patients are less likely to develop ulcers in the stomach unless associated with H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori) infection or other risk factors. So you may be suffering from peptic ulcers, and you may need further proton pump i...  Read Full »

How is the cause of abdominal bloating diagnosed?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past one year or more I have been suffering from occasional severe abdominal bloating. But, for the last few months it has been all day. I have been tested for celiac disease and the result was negative. My stomach becomes so big and I cannot walk or when sit. I cannot see or clot...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vomiting blood is a red flag for gastritis, peptic ulcer or erosions in the stomach or duodenum. I would highly suggest you follow up with a gasteroenterologist personally for upper GI endoscopy. If possible get a colonoscopy with biopsy for celiac disease in blood tes...  Read Full »

What can cause acidic with heartburn and occasional stomach pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 51-year-old male. I was diagnosed with hay fever before four months. I was prescribed antihistamine, Omeprazole, and nasal spray for it. Though my symptoms got reduced, they never disappeared. After a couple of months, I started to have heartburn, regurgitation, difficulty in swal...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Diabetologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ulcer in the stomach is not shown as a diagnosis in the ultrasound. Some antibiotics that you are taking can cause side effects with an erosion of the stomach wall. I am not sure whether you are taking medications to reduce the secretion of acid in the stomach. On consi...  Read Full »

How to treat the condition present with stomach ache, ulcer, hiatal hernia and cysts in the kidney?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 23 years old. I am experiencing gastric issues, ulcers in the stomach, hiatal hernia, cysts in my kidneys for the past few days. I have bad stomach pain at night and it hurts around the belly button and at the lower portion of the appendix. Can I have appendicitis? I started to have s...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumar Sonal

General Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your complaints can be due to peptic ulcer disease and hiatus hernia. Both of them can co-exist at times. Also get yourself checked for H.Pylori (helicobacter pylori) infection, which can be the cause of having peptic ulcer disease. A course of antibiotics can alleviate y...  Read Full »

What is the alternative treatment option preferred for treating H.pylori other than medicines?

Query: Hi i am diagnosed by h pylori and I have peptic ulcer for five years, i took anti biotics along with anti acid and pp1 . I dont feel treated . Can u help me  Read Full »


Dr. Mahendra Thakre

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Hope you are doing well. H. pylori infection is treated with medicines. It includes antibiotics and antacids. Most people need to take 3 or more medicines for 2 weeks. It reduce the amount of acid in the stomach makes – This can help cure the infection and helps in healing the ulcer. It...  Read Full »

How to get rid of recurrent acidity, burping, and gas?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe acidity, excessive burping, and gas for the past few weeks. It gets better but comes back again. I took Cyra D, Pan D, and now Mucaine gel. It relieves the symptoms, but it starts again in a few days, sometimes in a few hours. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can imagine the level of your frustrations, especially for such recurring symptoms of acidity and burping. You see the medications you are taking, like Pan D (Pantoprazole) and Cyra D (Rabeprazole). Both of these medications are acid suppressant medications. H...  Read Full »

How long should I take my acidity pill for chronic acidity?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 27-year-old female. I am facing an acidity problem and gas. I have gone through upper endoscopy, and H pylori infection and mild GERD were detected. I took treatment for that, but still, I am facing acidity daily. I need to take one acidity pill daily, and I am losing my immunity...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, it seems that you have H.pylori infection and for which you have been treated already. So it is not uncommon to have acidity even after eradication and treatment of the H.pylori infection. H.pylori infection can cause hypertrophy (enlargement) of the acid-...  Read Full »

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