Painful sores that form in the lining of the duodenum, stomach or small intestine is called peptic ulcer. The common causes of stomach ulcer are H.pylori infection and indiscriminate use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The symptoms include stomach pain, bloating, acid reflux, and heartburn.
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What is the reason for the severe stabbing pain in my stomach?
Query: Hello doctor, This has happened to me twice now. This feeling usually lasts for about five to 10 minutes. It felt like a knife was pushed into my stomach and was being twisted. The pain is at the center of my upper stomach. Other than frequent heart burn, I am or at least I feel, healthy. I am not ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you mentioned, you have a stabbing pain in the upper abdomen, that lasts for five to 10 minutes. From your description as well as a history of frequent heart burn, the probable reason could be: A gastric or a duodenal ulcer. Biliary colic. Pancreatic ... Read Full »
I have developed a small skin ulcer over my stomach. Is this a sign of any disease?
Query: Hi doctor, I have recently discovered a skin ulcer on my stomach, and I do not know how to treat it. I want to speak to someone if possible. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. My sincere wish and attempts would be directed to aid you in getting over this annoying issue. However, before actually suggesting a specific treatment protocol, I need your responses to certain queries regarding the development of this non-h... Read Full »
I have inflammatory bowel disease. Is my ulcer curable?
Query: Hello doctor,I had abdominal pain six months back. And I did the scanning. It showed inflammatory bowel disease. I did a colonoscopy. It reveals terminal ileal ulcer 4. Biopsy suggestive of non-specific ileitis. I m taking Mesacol 400 mg tablet BD. The doctor told to stop after six months. So, I sto... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering the inflammatory bowel disease, it seems you have milder form of the disease. This is a chronic disease with periods of remission and reactivation. So in you, it is likely that you may get such recurrences in the future for which you would need repeated cou... Read Full »
I have a suspected peptic ulcer, and my dull stomach pain has worsened despite medication. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I have a suspected peptic ulcer and will have a live gastroenterology appointment. In the meantime, I started feeling weird yesterday (around 24 hours ago). The pain in my abdomen worsened and woke me up during the night. It is a dull pain, and I feel like my upper abdomen is being strain... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest taking acid suppression medicine like Pantoprazole 30 milligrams half an hour before breakfast and some antacid syrup like Gaviscon 10 milliliters (Sodium alginate 500 mg, Sodium bicarbonate 213 mg, and Calcium carbonate 325 mg) after every meal. There are tw... Read Full »
I have a raised spot on the shaft of the penis. Could it be syphilis?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a sexually active gay male. I always use condoms for anal sex. I have a spot on the shaft of the penis, which is a little tender to touch. It is raised and smooth with nothing inside. It has been like this for just under a week. Could it be syphilis? I have some acne on my inner t... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In syphilis, there is ulceration. An ulcer is painless, round, well-circumscribed and indurated. It is associated with lymph node enlargement. With known history and recurrent episodes, you should get your STD (sexually transmitted diseases) profile done. ... Read Full »
My pregnant wife has some blood in her vomiting. What is the cause?
Query: My doctor,My wife is pregnant and this is her third month. During vomiting, she noticed blood. What is the reason? Kindly suggest me. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is unusual for a pregnant woman to vomit blood. The reason may be excess, repeated vomiting caused esophageal tears, which leads to blood in the vomitus. If hematemesis is persistent and there are signs of decreased perfusion like cold extremities, giddiness... Read Full »
Despite the surgery and wound dressing, there are some black spots inside my father's left big toe ulcer. Why?
Query: Hi doctor,My father has an ulcer on his left big toe. A small operation has cleared the area, but some black spots are still inside.Why is this happening? I dress his wound every day. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am assuming that since you raised a query for diabetology, and considering your description, it is a diabetic foot ulcer. Diabetic foot ulcers are among the most common complications of patients with diabetes mellitus, which is not well controlled, the result of poor... Read Full »
What medicines can be taken for vomiting after having had IV Methylprednisolone?
Query: Hello doctor, My wife is a neuro patient and a week ago she was given five days treatment of Methylprednisolone intravenous. After her discharge, she has been vomiting every now and then. The vomiting usually occurs whenever she tries to move about and travel in cars to see her neurologist. Although... Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering the nature of the disease, steroids and the Rituximab, you have to take care of few things: Chances of gastritis and gastric ulcers. Never keep the stomach empty. Have short frequent feeds. Abstain from spicy, fried foods. Abstain from carbonated drinks. Reg... Read Full »
Can gastroesophageal reflux be due to iron deficiency anemia?
Query: Hello doctor, My father is diagnosed with a gastrointestinal problem. The doctor has told him that he has an ulcer and also his hemoglobin is low. He has undergone a capsule video endoscopy and a bone marrow test and all these tests have been normal. He also has reflux of food when he is sleeping. I... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your father's test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and he has microcytic hypochromic anemia. The most common cause of which is iron deficiency. This could be due to bleeding from duodenal ulcers over a long period of time... Read Full »
There is a swelling even after the throat ulcer has healed. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I do not have tonsils. They were removed a year ago. Three to four days ago, I got an ulcer in my throat. It hurt for two or three days. The ulcer is healed now but it has this mass or inflammation under it. What is this? I have never seen this with an ulcer. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are having an ulcer on the posterior tonsillar pillar. It looks like a benign ulcer. The protocol is medicines must be given for the ulcer to heal. If the ulcer persists in spite of medica... Read Full »