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Had stomach pain. Diagnosed with Ulcer. Cause? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Jun-2013
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User:my mother in law age of 60 they have stomach pain, getting treatment. they have told ulcer 1 year back she had same query admitted in same hospial and they have told same reason.
User:they have given glucose and after some day they have discharged
User:she have gone under endoscopy
User:may i know what would be reason and getting cured permanently
Doctor:At this age we need to biopsy the ulcer and send for pathology report
Doctor:We need to put on medication for sometime and still not healing then a surgery may be required
Doctor:Did you understand?
User:can you explain
Doctor:The cause behind the ulcers should be understood along with treating the pain
Doctor:Good that you got the endoscopy
Doctor:The reasons behind the ulcer are many
Doctor:H Pylori infection
Doctor:Medicines induced ulcers esp pain killers
Doctor:Some tumors can cause non healing ulcers
Doctor:Acid induced ulcers
Doctor:so while doing the endoscopy we need to take a bit of the ulcer and send for pathology report
Doctor:to understand the nature of the ulcer
Doctor:The treatment depends accordingly
User:As you said may be have given pain killer, can we got ahead ourself ask him to test or please suggest
Doctor:You should have done that
Doctor:before the endoscopy
User:actually we done know, we have gone as he said
Doctor:Never give pain killers without doctor consult
Doctor:It will be life threatening
Doctor:No issues now you can be an informed person
Doctor:and be able to speak to the doctor
User:Thanks, will get back
Doctor:I am there to help you all the time
Doctor:Bye for now
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