Beginning of an Ulcer?
on 2/8/12 11:01 am
Afterwards, I ate some crackers and cream cheese (because I felt I needed a little starch) and I was ok (besides a rapid heart beat because of the crackers). Tonight I'm eating dinner and I'm hearing a lot of "gurgling". Is gurgling a sign of the beginning of an ulcer? I hope I don't wake tomorrow to the pain that I experienced today.
Are you taking a PPI? Have you taken any NSAIDS? aspirin? steroids? drink alcohol? smoke? PPI protect from ulcers and the others all can cause ulcers. If you think you have one, you need to get an endoscopy ASAP to see if you have one and to get a biopsy to check for the bacteria Hpylori because some ulcers are caused by this bacteria and need to be treated with a combination of PPI and antibiotics. goodluck and dont' put it off because they just get worse and can eventually perforate and bleed
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on 2/8/12 1:30 pm