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Abdominal bloating after ulcer. Will it go away on its own?

abdominal bloating after ulcer: will it go away on its own? 46 yr male. I have a distended abdomen below the belly button. I (apparently) had a gastric ulcer about 3.5 weeks ago, and that s when the bloating (and pain and nausea ) began. My stomach muscles were tight, and movement hurt. Three weeks ago, I started nexium, and 2 weeks ago I had an endoscopy which is when I found out I d probably had an ulder, the gi Dr indicating I had had an ulcer which appeared to already be almost healed. The nausea and pain I experienced with the ulcer are gone now, but not the lower abdominal distension . My question is will the distended abdomen go down on it s own?
Asked On : Sun, 3 Apr 2011
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Have you any endoscopic biopsy?If not,continue your medication for another 4-6 weeks, it might go away on its own.But if you still have symptoms after that period,have an endoscopic biopsy to rule out a malignant gastric ulcer.
Answered: Sun, 3 Apr 2011
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