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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There is a zit on my tongue. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am 49 years old and have this white pimple kind of thing on my tongue (left side) since quite some time (more than two months). It is not causing me any symptoms or any discomfort. I also have not noticed any increase in size or any other changes. I do not drink, smoke or use tobacco. Ho...  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the proper detailed history and the appropriate clinical picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Since you are not a tobacco or alcohol user the chance of oral cancer is ruled out. Now a few types or differential diagnosis are left. Lie bum...  Read Full »

There was 5 mm ulcer in the mid ileum. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a capsule endoscopy done a few months back along with a colonoscopy and endoscopy. I have symptoms of diarrhea, constipation, bloating gas, and abdominal pain. My GI doctor could not find anything significant except for acid reflux and diagnosed me with IBS. I was reading the re...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are suggestive of IBS only. Such ulcers are found incidentally. Mostly they have no value. I would need to know if H.pylori test was performed. Can you send me the report?  Read Full »

I skipped my breakfast for a month and now bleeding while pooping. Is this ulcer?

Query: Hello doctor,I skipped breakfast and slept five hours for one month. And now, one day, I got bleeding while pooping. Is it an ulcer or something serious?  Read Full »

Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1) Bleeding during pooping can be associated with many diseases of the anal canal or lower part of the large intestine. 2) Does bleeding was on the surface of the stool or comod? Or it was mixed with stool? How much was the quantity? What was the color of stool and ...  Read Full »

How to treat a lump inside the cheek?

Query: Hi doctor, There is a small lump inside my left cheek. It has been there for about three days. There is no pain, but when I push it with my tongue or if I hit that then it will be painful. I am attaching a photo. Does it look serious? I have to wait for two weeks until my appointment with a dentis...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need not have to worry much as it is nothing serious. It is a swelling along with ulcer formation of cheek due to biting of cheek by the corresponding upper and lower teeth. The upper tooth nearby to the ulcer is not in shape which results in the cheeks getting stuck ...  Read Full »

My lax les is 38 cm with inflamed gastric folds and severe antral gastritis. Please advice.

Query: Hello doctor, My lax les is 38 cm with inflamed gastric folds and severe antral gastritis. Presence of diverticulum and ulcer near the pyloric ring. I have constant nausea, bloating, and throat tightness.  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Gastritis is an inflammation of stomach mucosa. It happens due to Helicobacter pylori a bacterial infection, smoking, alcohol and also certain medicines like Aspirin. Presence of diverticulum also causes gastritis.  Read Full »

Why is there an ulcer at the back of penile shaft with no symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor, Small painless itchless ucler at the back of penile shaft with no other symptoms.  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case. According to your description and clinical picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), this ulcer could be a manifestation of primary chancre of syphilis (one of the sexually transmitted diseases, if there is a history of sex...  Read Full »

My blood report is normal, then why do I feel extremely fatigued?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from low-grade fever, hair loss, and extreme tiredness. There is pain and burning sensation in my stomach along with loss of appetite and weight gain. I got my ANA test done and it came positive. My ESR level has increased. All my other test results found to be negative. Pl...  Read Full »

Dr. Hariharan V

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Nutritionist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient's identity) and observed that there is no autoimmune disease present. Since you have been suffering from multiple joint pains for the past one year, you should have tested for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) ...  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. Rajesh Kumar Padhan

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) The surrounding area is a clean-based ulcer in the body of the stomach. For further queries consult a medical gastroenterologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/medical-gast...  Read Full »

Ulcer present in food pipe. Can Lignocaine hydrochloride be swallowed?

Query: Hello doctor, My father, aged 45 years is going through chemotherapy after a major surgery in which his stomach was removed. He has Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The medication given to him is R-CHOP. Now, it has been 9 days since his second cycle of chemotherapy and he has painful mouth ulcers, one of whi...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In a patient with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) who is post surgery, chemotherapy can cause loss of appetite. Therefore Mucaine gel is better and Lignocaine hydrochloride should not be used. It has been observed that swallowing Lignocaine hydrochloride causes nausea and v...  Read Full »

What ayurvedic drugs can treat ulcer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from heartburn for the last two years with oversleeping, laziness. I do not have interest in anything. I have mental worries. I have had endoscopy two times. The doctor told me that it is an ulcer. What is the remedy? I am currently on Shatavari Lehyam.  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. Heartburn is due to an ulcer. Mental stress also worsens the problem. If you are taking treatment for ulcer then it is good. If not, then start taking treatment as soon as you can. Otherwise, this problem will get worse. Along with your me...  Read Full »

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