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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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I have a white rash between my labia and vulva. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have a strange white rash between my labia and vulva. I am HSV2 positive. However, this is not like the usual ulcer. I have searched for pictures online for hours but none matches the rash. Please help.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I can provide some general advice on how to manage a rash on the vulva. It looks like a fungal infection. I would suggest you to: 1. Keep the area clean: Gently wash the vulva with a mild soap and warm water daily. Pat the area dry with...  Read Full »

I have a small bump at the back of the throat with no pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old female, non-smoker. I noticed a bump at the back of my throat the other day, but I am not sure how long it has been there as it does not cause me any pain. I had my last dental visit before two months, so it must have developed sometime since then. I got the three-...  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen the picture you have attached along with the complaint. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like a pharyngeal ulcer because of the patchy and reddish appearance. Chances of infection of the tonsils are also greater. But you have ment...  Read Full »

Can I swallow Lignocaine for ulcers in the food pipe?

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 whic...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 vom...  Read Full »

Can iron deficiency anemia cause gastroesophageal reflux?

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 »

Dr. Singh Smrita

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 t...  Read Full »

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 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 »

I suffer from persistent tongue and oral sores. Kindly guide.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a recurrent history of tongue sores, typically on the tip and inside my cheeks, palate, gums, or lips. This issue may be attributed to my history of gastrointestinal disorders and acid reflux. However, this time, the sores on the right side of my tongue are not healing as they h...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for reaching out, and I understand your concern. Sore throats and mouth ulcers can be associated with infections or vitamin deficiencies, with liver function being the least likely cause. I suggest not to worry. Along with prescribing medication, please avoid c...  Read Full »

I have 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 »

Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 medicati...  Read Full »

My pregnant wife has 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 »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It's uncommon for a pregnant woman to experience vomiting with blood. This could be attributed to excessive and repeated vomiting, which might lead to tears in the esophagus, resulting in blood in the vomit. Should hematemesis persist and signs of reduced perfusion, such...  Read Full »

My father has a non-healing foot ulcer. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor,My dad, aged 57 years, has been dealing with diabetes for the past eight years. Recently, he noticed a sore on his right foot that just does not seem to be healing. I am terrified that it might be a diabetic foot ulcer, and I have heard that these can lead to serious complications. Can ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern.A diabetic foot ulcer is a wound or sore that develops on the foot of a person with diabetes. These ulcers can be painful, slow to heal, and may become infected. If left untreated, diabetic foot ulcers can lead to serious complications such as g...  Read Full »

What is the reason for non-healing sores on leg and scalp?

Query: Hello doctor, I have sores that will not heal on my leg. I have had many painful sores and welts all over my scalp for a month now. I feel dizzy, lightheaded, extremely fatigued, and have a decreased appetite. My blood pressure and resting heart rate have been constantly high (110/102 mm of Hg) for ...  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed your query and examined all the photos and reports you provided (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Let me begin by summarizing the issues you are facing: non-healing sores, uncontrolled blood pressure, high heart rate, respiratory tract in...  Read Full »

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