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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How to treat constant lowering of Hb in an older person?

Query: Hello doctor, Patient is 71 years old. She was taking regular medicines for HTN, chronic depression and old ischemic stroke. Her Hb dropped gradually from 12.3 to 9.8 inspite of taking iron rich food and iron tablets. Following tests were done. Hemogram with ESR, 2D echo, ECG, thyroid profile, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand it has been a tough time for you to undergo these repeat testing and endoscopic examination again and again. In both endoscopy reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can see ulcers in the esophagus (food pipe) over its low...  Read Full »

How to manage chest pain and the blood coming from the throat during sleep?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 60 years old. I have chest pain in the left side. I am taking injections for it. I also have pain in the throat. I have blood coming from the throat when I sleep. It can be a bleeding spot in me. My blood pressure has got increased. My doctor has not given me a diagnosis. My doctor ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dymista is used for allergic symptoms. You may be having issues due to some allergen in your household or somewhere you spend most of your time. It may be pets, carpets, pollens or anything. Bisoprolol is used to lower the blood pressure, and it is good to take it. If 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 ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Why is there abdominal pain with bloating soon after having food?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having abdominal pain due to gas for two to three days after having food. It happens mainly in the morning and evening after food. Pain is severe, so I had an Unienzyme to get some comfort. Could you kindly prescribe some medicine for this? Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you please tell me about your symptoms in a bit in detail? Did this pain start suddenly or gradually? Did this pain felt in the back (radiating to back)? Is there any dark coloration of stools? Did you pass any blood in stools? Is there associated vomiting...  Read Full »

Why is there pain and swelling in the stomach?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old male with a weight of 90 kg and a height of 5.10 feet. I have an issue with swelling in the stomach for the past two days and have pain on the sides. I am not able to breathe smoothly. I also get pain while pressing it so that I cannot stand and sit properly. I current...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, it seems to be due to gastritis. Given your weight and use of Nexpro (Esomeprazole), a proton pump inhibitor tends to cause bacterial overgrowth in the small bowel and gaseous symptoms. You can try, Tablet Itopride SR 150 mg half an hour before meals. And try...  Read Full »

What foods to avoid for acidity problems and belly fat reduction?

Query: Hi doctor, I consume the required calories, but I still crave for many foods. My stomach also hurts even when I drink water, so I always lose track of my caloric intake diet. When I eat a complete course every dinner, I wait for one to two hours before I sleep, but when I do, my upper stomach hurts...  Read Full »


Dr. Subharanjini Ramesh

Dietician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your weight is normal for your height. You can eat a normal diet. Just control your fat intake. Go for a bland diet initially for few days till the pain subsides, and later you can switch to a regular diet. It will control your acidity problem. Water should not cause an...  Read Full »

Is chronic ileitis a curable one?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from IBS since the last year. I am getting diarrhea whenever I eat outside food. Recently, I have been detected with chronic ileitis with activity after colonoscopy. I am ready to send the reports for kind perusal of gastroenterologist. Is it curable? I am now o...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, these ulcers can be healed. But, it will take some time. Colonoscopy shows multiple ulcers in terminal ileum. The cause of these ulcers could be Crohn's disease, tubercular ulcers or chronic non-specific ulcers which heal by their own. But, your report does ...  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 Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 stomach pain after taking migraine medicine last night. What should I do?

Query: I have chronic gastritis for about a year. Last year I had 2 bleeding ulcers. I had to take migraine medicine last night and it usually upsets my stomach. All through the night the stomach pain woke me up. It has made noises all night and I actually just vomited. What does this mean and what should ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. Well I can understand you must be very concerned about your symptoms when they bring you out of your sleep at night. It would have very easier for me and you to figure out what caused this symptoms to develop overnight if you have mentioned the medications you have...  Read Full »

What can cause headaches, cold sweats, and breathing difficulty?

Query: Last week, I felt like I was having a heart attack. I was also nauseous, migraine, diarrhea, cold sweats, hard to breathe. I went to ER and they couldn’t find anything with 3 CT scans. They said they believed I had a stomach ulcer. Yesterday, I went to urologist because it then felt like a ki...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. I can imagine you must disturbed because of this. Well it is very unsual to have such sort of symotoms with stomach ulcers. The pain of stomach ulcer is often localized and point to wards stomach and not otherwise. If it were any gross abnormality that should have ...  Read Full »

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