stomach ulcer

If you have a stomach ulcer and have any of these signs, visit a doctor immediately.

  • vomiting blood
  • vomiting food eaten hours or days before
  • difficultly swallowing
  • nausea
  • black or tar-like stools
  • sudden, severe pain in the abdominal area
  • pain that radiates to the back
  • pain that doesn’t go away when you take medication
  • unintended weight loss
  • unusual weakness, usually because of anemia

Most of the signs above, indicate that the ulcer is bleeding. A bleeding ulcer can lead to serious injury or death if not treated immediately.

Genetic testing could find the best cure for your stomach ulcer 

Treatment of bleeding ulcer

If you have a bleeding stomach ulcer, your doctor will probably prescribe LOTS of medication. Bleeding ulcers are treated with:

  • medications to relieve pain
  • medications to improve stomach health
  • medication to prevent stomach ulcer from reoccuring bleeding
  • dietary changes to prevent the stomach ulcer from bleeding again
  • daily dose of medication to balance stomach acids
  • medications to repair the stomach lining

**It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions and take the medicine as directed. If not, the ulcer can bleed again and cause worst physical problems.

Questions to ask your doctor about stomach ulcers

Having a stomach ulcer can be scary, be sure to ask your doctor tons of questions. And if you for get a question or to, don’t be afraid to call the doctor’s office and ask the nurse on call.

  • How big is my ulcer?
  • What caused my stomach ulcer?
  • What are my treatment options?
  • Do I have more than one stomach ulcer?
  • What type of ulcer do I have?
  • How can I prevent getting more stomach ulcers?
  • Is my ulcer bleeding?
  • What should I expect?
  • Will a probiotic help?
  • Is this caused by stress?
  • What are my warning symptoms?
  • When should I schedule my next appointment?
  • Should I change my diet?
  • Which foods should I stay away from?
  • Do I need to exercise?
  • Should I lose weight?
  • What types of side effects will the treatments cause?
  • What are the side effects of the medicine?
  • Will the medication interact negatively with other medicines I am taking?

Make sure you ask lots of questions about your stomach ulcer. Don’t be shy. Your doctor is there to help you.

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