Patient Comments: Peptic Ulcer - Treatments

What kinds of treatments did you receive for your peptic ulcer?

Comment from: PerforatedMMM, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 03

I had severe abdominal (neck, shoulder, and back too) pain that resulted in emergency surgery to patch a perforated ulcer that I never knew I had. Turned out it was NSAIDS, (ibuprofen, as well as the final blow; prednisone for poison ivy reaction). I had nasogastric (NG) tube for 5-6 days, IV fluids for 8 days of hospitalization, and laparoscopic surgery. Now almost 8 weeks later, I'm still having periodic debilitating pain in my abdomen. CT scans and endoscopy show that I am ulcer free, healed up too. I am focusing on my diet now. I follow BRAT diet and I can't tolerate roughage apparently. I'm wondering how long until I can be pain free with a normal diet!

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Comment from: sweetpea, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 29

I have 4 peptic ulcers, two in the stomach and two in the small intestine. I didn't know I had them until I was hospitalized for the pain. I was in for five days. I was prescribed Protonix but could not afford it. However, I do take Prilosec twice a day forever now. It does help. Diet modification is a must. Do your research on PP (proton pump) inhibitors. Unfortunately, to know for sure, you have to have the EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) test.

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Comment from: Polyanthus, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 20

Have had acid regurgitation for three weeks and it is getting worse every day. Had test for H Pylori results take a week. Now have pain just under right ribs which is aggravated by sitting and standing. Regurgitated blood and went to E.D. was sent home with pump inhibiters. I take aspirin on a regular basis so this could be the cause of severe gastritis that can sometimes cause bleeding. I want the H pylori test to be positive (the only test I have ever wanted to be positive) as the treatment is very successful. Have to have a gastroscopy down the track though.

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