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Symptoms and treatment for a peptic ulcer

A: The symptoms you provided (pain after eating located in the center of the abdomen, above and behind belly button and lasted for 10-20 second, stools very dark in color recently), might indicate that you are experiencing a peptic ulcer. This type of ulcer is actually a small wound found in the stomach or duodenal mucosa. The injuries are caused by prolonged exposure to gastric acid, which caused inflammation and eventually led to an ulcer. When food mixed with gastric acid reaches the place, the pain appears. Since this is actually a small wound, it might bleed. The blood is digested and, therefore, is not seen as a red color in the stool, but rather darkens the stool. If there is a large...

What Should Be My Best Nursing Diagnosis For My Patient Who Had Pulmonary Emhysema And peptic ulcer Disease?

A: Pulmonary emphysema is also called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In this condition, lungs lose elasticity of their tissues due to smoking, and toxic chemicals. Symptoms are shortness of breath, pursed-lipped breathing, hyperventilation, cyanosis,  peripheral edema and finger clubbing. Emphysema is an irreversible condition. Its progression can be slowed down by avoiding active and passive smoking and other lung irritants. peptic ulcer disease characterized by formation of ulcer in GI tract. This is very painful condition and is usually caused by H.pylori. Some medicines like aspirin and other NSAIDs and malignant stomach tumor are also cause of peptic

First aid of peptic ulcer?

A: If it''s a bleeding ulcer, put the patient on IV Ringer''s and transport ASAP. Patient is NPO for this. In the field far from help, IV RInger''s is good if you can. You can also make a decision about administering antacids PO in order to reduce further damage to the ulcer. Additionally, if you expect to not complete a rescue sooner, you can commence a course of acid secretion inhibitors (proton pump inhibitors, etc.) in order to increase pH in the stomach. As the vomiting or diarrhea that accompany peptic ulcers can dehydrate your patient, hydration is always a consideration. This can be offset by the IV Ringer''s but may also require IV or SQ of normal saline. Again -- this isn''t a good...


Symptoms of a hiatal hernia and a peptic ulcer

A: According to the symptoms you describe (belching excessively for many years, tightness in middle of chest) you might be experiencing a hiatal hernia or peptic ulcer. Belching is most often caused by eating or drinking too fast. The air that is swallowed is expelled afterwards. Drinking carbonated drinks such as beer, soft drinks or champagne can also cause burps. If belching is combined with heartburn, dyspepsia or nausea, than hiatal hernia or peptic ulcer may be the real cause. A hiatal hernia is the protrusion of the upper part of the stomach into the thorax, through a tear or weakness in the diaphragm. An X-ray would diagnose the hiatal hernia, while upper GI endoscopy can help in the...

What is a peptic ulcer?

A: A peptic ulcer, also known as ulcus pepticum, PUD or peptic ulcer disease, is an ulcer (defined as mucosal erosions equal to or greater than 0.5 cm) of an area of the gastrointestinal tract that is usually acidic and thus extremely painful. As many as 70-90% of ulcers are associated with Helicobacter pylori, a spiral-shaped bacterium that lives in the acidic environment of the stomach; however, only 40% of those cases go to a doctor. ulcers can also be caused or worsened by drugs such as aspirin and other NSAIDs....


Is there any way that I can change my diet to help with a peptic ulcer?

A: peptic ulcer diets were suggested until the mid 80s when they were finally shown to be worthless. Smoking as you seem to already know does tend to increase acid levels, especially when done on an empty stomach, but I see you have wisely already given up. It would be very important to check if you are helicobacter positive, (using blood, stool, biopsy or breath test,) as 85% of those with peptic ulcer disease have the so called 'ulcer bug'. If you are positive eradication therapy (= 2 antibiotics and high dose proton pump inhibitor,) this may produce a definitive cure. Your GP should really have arranged a test by now. EDIT I don't wish to seem...


I''ve got the peptic ulcer blues and I don''t know the cure

A: Pretty much the only things I could eat for days at a time were toasted bagels, tiny bits of well cooked meat and bland cheese. Vegetables are a bad idea, anything cold or salty is a bad idea, acidic stuff like fruit is right out....


How Are H. Pylori peptic ulcers Treated?

A: H. pylori peptic ulcers are cared with medicines that destroy the bacteria, decrease stomach tart, and defend the stomach coating. Antibiotics are requires to destroy the bacteria. Two kinds of acid-suppressing medicines might be utilized: H2 blockers and proton force inhibitors. H2 blockers assist diminish ulcer ache after a less number of weeks. Proton pump inhibitors restrain acid creation by halting the device that forces the acid into the abdomen. H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors have been arranged only for years as actions for ulcers. But alone used of these medicines do not eliminate H. pylori and for that reason do not heal H. pylori associated ulcers....

Abdominal pain , peptic ulcers , and chronic pancreatitis

A: The abdominal pain could be due to a peptic ulcer of the stomach or duodenum. Chronic pancreatitis is also possible. You can request an upper endoscopy (gastroduodenoscopy) to find out if there is a peptic ulcer. Alpha-amylase and lipase in the blood should be checked for eventual pancreatitis. You can also request a Helicobacter pillory serology. You may want to consult a gastroenterologist about this....

What kind of pain med.should be taken for a peptic ulcer?i''m taking bentyl,and carafate?

A: Hello, The most effective treatments are combinations of 2 antibiotics (e.g. Clarithromycin, Amoxicillin, Tetracycline, Metronidazole) and 1 proton pump inhibitor (PPI), sometimes together with a bismuth compound. In complicated, treatment-resistant cases, 3 antibiotics (e.g. amoxicillin + clarithromycin + metronidazole) may be used together with a PPI and sometimes with bismuth compound. An effective first-line therapy for uncomplicated cases would be Amoxicillin + Metronidazole + Pantoprazole (a PPI). In the absence of H. pylori, long-term higher dose PPIs are often used. Talk to your doctor about narcotics, opioids are very addicting. So then you would have to major "concerns" ( problems) to deal with, peptic ulcer and...

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