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What are the symptoms of gastric ulcer?

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Posted on Wed, 13 May 2015
Question: My GF vomited with little blood I don't know what is the house but she took many Norlevo pills to prevent pregnancy... I don't now what else should info I should provide you with but she is very worried, is it dangerous or normal and does she need to see a doctor?
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Answered by Dr. Vidya KR (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Gastric bleed

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

I went through your query and understood your concerns.

Gastric ulcer are common cause for vomiting blood. Increased secretion of gastric acid results in gastric mucosal tear resulting in bleed.

For my patients with similar complaints, I manage them with acid reducing medications like tab. pantoprazole once a day 40 mg and antiemetic for vomiting.
If vomiting repeats then need to be examined and hospitalised for management bleeding,
For single episode of vomiting up blood can managed medically.
Better to avoid spicy food for next 4-5 days. She can have milk , which neutralises acid.

Frequent use of emergency pill not recommend , instead of that can go for other method of contraception.

Hope I answered your query. Feel free to ask further related query.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Vidya KR (38 minutes later)
Does emergency pills has to anything with it?

She mention that the blood is dark red and little bit clotted and she haven't eaten anything before she vomit.

I hope this info will add anything in order to support us more is possible.
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Answered by Dr. Vidya KR (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for follow up query.

Yes , emergency pill do cause gastric irritation and increased acid secretion. which results in mucosal damage in stomach.
Vomiting dark brown color blood signifies bleeding within stomach.
for my patients with similar complaints with single episode of vomiting I treat them with acid reducing medication and anti emetics.

If vomiting repeats then hospital management required.

Hope I answered your query. Feel free to ask further related query.

Wish her a good health.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Vidya KR (2 hours later)
Can this problem be cured totally or its possible only to reduce it?
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Answered by Dr. Vidya KR (13 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Completely treatable

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for follow up query.

Gastric ulcer or bleeding can be completely treated with appropriate treatment. nothing to worry.


Hope I answered your query. Feel free to ask further related query.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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What are the symptoms of gastric ulcer?

Brief Answer: Gastric bleed Detailed Answer: Hi, thanks for using Healthcaremagic. I went through your query and understood your concerns. Gastric ulcer are common cause for vomiting blood. Increased secretion of gastric acid results in gastric mucosal tear resulting in bleed. For my patients with similar complaints, I manage them with acid reducing medications like tab. pantoprazole once a day 40 mg and antiemetic for vomiting. If vomiting repeats then need to be examined and hospitalised for management bleeding, For single episode of vomiting up blood can managed medically. Better to avoid spicy food for next 4-5 days. She can have milk , which neutralises acid. Frequent use of emergency pill not recommend , instead of that can go for other method of contraception. Hope I answered your query. Feel free to ask further related query. Regards