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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Why does my mom repeatedly have pain under the breastbone?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is 63 years of age. She is getting pain under her right breastbone followed by acid reflux and burning in her stomach with a sour taste in her mouth. They did an ultrasound, which showed three gallstones. She had her gallbladder removed three months ago. Now, she is getting the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The initial presentation of your mom was consistent with dyspepsia and I am not surprised that her symptoms are back. The issue that needs further investigation is the fact that she is not responding to the conventional therapy with Omeprazole. I have a few questions; ...  Read Full »

I have stomach pain and swollen ankles. What could be the problem?

Query: Hello Doctor, Since 1 month I have been suffering from stomach problem. Whenever I eat something, I immediately have stomach pain and pass stools. There is swelling in both the ankles. I feel weak. What could be the problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Ayurveda Specialist, Naturopathy Specialist, Pharmacologist, Siddha Medicine Specialist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hi,  Welcome to icliniq.com. The stomach ache may be due to peptic ulcer. If the pain increases after consuming food, then the location of ulcer is in the stomach. Hence, such patients hesitate to eat food despite hunger. On the other hand, if the abdominal pain is seen before food and the pain su...  Read Full »

What do I get persistent diarrhea, though my abdominal pains stops a month before?

Query: Hello doctor, I have diarrhea three to four times a week, 30-60 minutes after eating dinner. The stool is mushy and has a normal shade of brown color and comes in multiple pieces but the toilet water becomes very cloudy with a dark green sometimes yellowish color. This started after I had mild co...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand that you must be very upset about your symptoms that have been running for almost over two months. There are few possibilities like peptic ulcer disease (ulcers within the stomach and duodenum a part of the small bowel), and the pain due to pancreat...  Read Full »

Is food allergy the reason for my dizziness and weakness?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a gastro problem. I am always tired, weak, and dizzy when I wake up. I cannot do any workout. I am allergic to some foods especially milk. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, it is not uncommon to have some systemic symptoms like lethargy, weakness, and apathy when one have gastric issues. But it is important to understand what predominant gastric issue you are facing at the moment. Is this only gas which troubles you, or gas wi...  Read Full »

Why do I have frequent stomach pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having stomach pains. The pain has been on and off and has been ongoing for the past seven months with each period lasting for two weeks. The pain is on the left side, but does move to the middle. This happens immediately after eating. I have lost weight and appetite. My stool...  Read Full »


Dr. Eriol Braholli

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, General Surgeon, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Stomach pain and watery stools are indicative for indigestion. Having these concerns for months means that it may be a chronic condition and some specific tests need to be done. Liver and pancreas function disorders may be responsible for that. So, you have to check li...  Read Full »

My stomach pain is severe and it moves to the back. What could cause this type of pain?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister is having severe stomach ache and yellow vomiting and the pain goes around her abdomen to the back. She is suffering from this pain for the past one week. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can imagine you must be very upset about your sister. And I really feel sorry that she is in pain for a week's time. Well, the pain you mention that is severe and radiating to back is suggestive of pancreatitis. However, the possibility of peptic ulcers cannot be com...  Read Full »

I get frequent severe stomach pain with chest pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 52. I am facing gastric problems. This becomes severe in every 15-20 days. Followed by severe stomach pain and further chest pain. I have consulted doctor regarding this but according to them there is no serious issue. But I feel the pain is very high. I have already remo...  Read Full »


Dr. Subharanjini Ramesh

Dietician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.co. What exactly do you eat? Do you follow the food timings? What time exactly you get the pain? Why is that you get pain only after 15-20 days? What about other days? Have you reached your menopause? Or do you get pain during your periods time? Please get back with the det...  Read Full »

Can upper abdominal pain be due to peptic ulcer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male. I am 210 lbs and 5 ft 10 in. Lately I have been having really bad upper abdominal pain and tenderness. I get really sharp pains in the same area when I lift heavy things, it is so uncomfortable at all times. I have a history of peptic ulcers from the time I wa...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well the pain which comes in or worsen after doing physical movements is highly likely secondary to muscle and bone related. The pain of peptic ulcer however can be knawing and usually worsens after meals. But given the fact that you have been using Omeprazole which...  Read Full »

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

Query: My boyfriend has extreme pain when he breathes in his upper right abdominal area. This is the third time this month and it started at around 7 pm last night and he went to the hospital last night at 1am. They told him they couldn’t find anything on the xrays or blood work. He woke up this morning ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello Dear. I welcome you to icliniq. I feel very sorry for his pain. The causes of severe pain in upper part of the abdomen are gall bladder stones common bile duct stones-stones within the bile duct which drain bile (a yellow secretion) from gall bladder to small bowel peptic ulcers - ulcers wi...  Read Full »

Though I am on medication for peptic ulcer, I am getting blood in stool. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with peptic ulcers because I was having blood (fresh) in my stool. I am on medication but the medication is not effective because my blood has not stopped for even one day. It keeps coming every time I go to pass stool and at times my stool has blood in it too. My stom...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, the peptic ulcer disease often presents with upper abdominal pain. It does not present with per rectal bleeding unless some once has a brisk and huge amount of bleeding ulcers with the stomach or small bowel. And the color of stools often appears dark tarry b...  Read Full »

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