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Stomach Ulcer

Stomach ulcers, otherwise called gastric ulcers, are open wounds or sores in the tissue lining your stomach. When the thick mucus protecting the stomach lining gets reduced, the digestive juices eat away the tissues lining the stomach resulting in ulcers. It causes symptoms such as stomach pain, vomiting, nausea, acid reflux, weight loss, and tarry stools.

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My 5-year-old daughter has stomach ache around the navel area from time to time. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My 5-year-old daughter has stomach aches around the navel area that happens from time to time. It lasts a few minutes each time and goes away. Abdominal X-ray and ultrasound were done and has not found any abnormalities or umbilical hernia. Stomach pain starts while eating or drinking ...  Read Full »

Dr. Parmar Vishal Himatlal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suspect three things, it is just assumption based on history. 1. Stomach ulcer, as she had pain after food and water. 2. Worm infection, need to have a look after food. 3. If non of the above, must be ruled out by investigations. Then it is called functional ab...  Read Full »

I have had stomach cramps and pain for a week. I also get heartburn after eating. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been having stomach cramps and pain for about a week now. The pain is there for most of the time. It seems to get worse when I eat and I have heartburn. I had a history of problems associated with gynecology and fertility. I am currently taking the medication Naproxen.  Read Full »

Dr. Ighodalo Nathan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. It seems you may be having gastritis or even a stomach ulcer. The most common cause of abdominal pain related to meals is peptic ulcer disease. In peptic ulcer disease, the pain could be worse without food or worse when y...  Read Full »

Is it usual to have more than one gastric ulcer?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a gastroscopy last year, which showed chronic gastritis. I had the gastroscopy repeated the previous week; it now shows I have two acute gastric ulcers. I am worried as there are two of them. I have been given Omeprazole. Do you think that they can both heal or not? Is it usual to h...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern very well. Well, yes, it is common to have more than one ulcer in the stomach. But to answer your second concern, whether it will heal with Omeprazole or not is difficult to say unless I see your endoscopy report personally. The ulcer'...  Read Full »

What are the ill effects of prolonged fasting?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old. Because before I was fasting for a long time (two or three years) like having breakfast and lunch afterward nothing else until the next day, because I was so depressed about my overweight condition and I did not have someone close to me to explain how to make a diet....  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, to answer your question, there are some lab tests which could give us an idea of the damage it has caused to your overall health but not necessarily to your stomach. Few more clinical parameters to detect the effects of prolonged fasting habits are weight and...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing symptoms of stomach pain and ulcer for the past five months, despite taking medications. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from a stomach ulcer for five months. I started taking Amoxicillin, Clarithromycin, and Omeprazole, but my stomach hurt so much that I stopped taking the Clarithromycin and Omeprazole but continued taking Amoxicillin for one month. Since stopping Amoxicillin, my c...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Bansari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. First and foremost, I recommend that you get adequate medical attention. To begin, I recommend that you discontinue the antibiotics that you are not tolerating. Drink lots of water, avoid greasy and spicy meals, chew f...  Read Full »

Does my gastroscopy reports show ulcer in the stomach?

Query: Hi doctor, In recent days, food is making me sick. I feel a lot of air and soreness in the stomach. I am often belching. When I consulted a doctor, he said that my stomach was fine. I have attached the reports of gastroscopy of the stomach and duodenum. Could the area that I have marked blue, be an ...  Read Full »

Dr. Pardhan Rajesh Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The surrounding area is a clean-based ulcer in the body of the stomach. I hope this has helped you. Thank you.  Read Full »

What can I do to completely get rid of my recurring stomach ulcer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a stomach ulcer that is not caused by H. pylori, and it is not an NSAID ulcer as well. What can I do to completely get rid of this ulcer? I am taking Ranitidine for it. The ulcer has come and gone over the past two years roughly. The stomach ulcer was diagnosed by asking a serie...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, from your history, it is not proven that you have an ulcer. It may just be underlying gastritis. I suggest you- 1. You must avoid the precipitating factors like spicy, fried food, alcohol, marijuana, etc. 2. You must lead a stress-free life. 3. You mjus...  Read Full »

I have nausea and burning pain in abdomen. Please provide advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, 99 lbs, 5 feet one inch. I have nausea, slight pain and burning sensation in upper left abdomen, and discomfort on the left side of the abdomen. I am currently on Dolgina, Librax, Calbo.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The burning pain and nausea with pain are suggestive of viral gastritis or small ulcer. Acidity or acid reflux from that can lead to nausea by irritation of posterior pharynx. I suggest taking Rabeprazole 20 mg OD for a week. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss ...  Read Full »

Can GI bleeding be cured with medicines?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother has been diagnosed with probability of lower GI bleed in proximal jejunal small bowel loops through nuclear scan. She is a heart patient and had been operated in the past and got her two valves replaced. She has to take blood thinning medications like Warfarin. My mother had ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kagathara Happy Kumar Devkaranbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The RBC scan detects only the site of bleeding and presence or absence of active bleeding. There is no work up done to reach reason for this bleeding. At present, it is assumed that this bleeding episode might be due to drug Warfarin, which had caused bleeding from some...  Read Full »

I have unrelenting back pain between my shoulder blades. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old female. For the past few weeks, I have had an unrelenting back pain between my shoulder blades. I also have a sharp, tearing chest pain above my left breast area or along my sternum on my right side. The sharp pain will last a few minutes, then stop. At times, it rad...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After reviewing your health query, I want to add that there may be anything from a list of possibilities. Keeping in mind the past history of PE (pulmonary edema), it can be a relapse of the same. Pain and other symptoms are also mimicking if originating from the...  Read Full »

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