About Bleeding Duodenal Ulcers & Treatment

Ulcers: When to say when

stomach diagram

2. If all three tests are done and show no H Pylori, do you take NSAIDS? Three of the most common over-the-counter NSAIDS are Ibuprofen (e.g. brand names Advil, Motrin, Nuprin)Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Naproxen (e.g. brand names Aleve, Naprosyn), and COX-2 inhibitors (e.g. brand name Celebrex) If you don’t have H Pylori and don’t take NSAIDS, what can you do? RECOMMENDATIONS DISCLAIMER: I am not a medical professional. Study this information and follow your inner voice.

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Recently, endoscopic cautery (burning of tissue through an endoscope), direct injection of medications, and lasers have been quite successful in stopping bleeding, reducing the size of lesions, and correcting strictures (scar formation caused by lesions). These procedures have spared many individuals from the danger of actually having to cut into the gut to get to the ulcer. With proper diagnosis and treatment, the outcome is rarely surgery related. Diagnosis is critical, and necessary tests to determine the presence of H. pylori are often overlooked. Most positive cases can be cured with a combination of antibiotics and acid-blocking drugs or bismuth subsalicylate (better known as Pepto Bismol). Unfortunately, even though this information has been widely disseminated in medical journals, some doctors still send ulcer patients home with little more than orders to take it easy, knock off the booze, and eat a bland diet. If you have ulcer-like symptoms, ask your doctor to perform tests that can determine whether you have the actual bacteria present, so if prescription medications are appropriate for your condition, you get them.

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Stomach and Duodenal Ulcers (Peptic Ulcers) in Children

Illustration of an ulcer

It is believed that the stomach’s inability to defend itself against the powerful digestive fluids, hydrochloric acid and pepsin, contributes to ulcer formation. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These drugs (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen sodium) make the stomach vulnerable to the harmful effects of acid and pepsin. They are present in many nonprescription medications used to treat fever, headaches, and minor aches and pains. What are the symptoms of gastric and duodenal ulcers? The following are the most common symptoms for ulcers. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently.

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