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I just found out I am anemic and just had 4 units of blood and have chronic stomach ulcers in the prepyloric region also the ulcer are sitting on a blood vessel. One doc says i need surgery on the lower half of stomach cause i have gastric obstruction

By Anonymous January 31, 2012 - 11:14am
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cause the last time i was in the hospital and had the scope done there was food from 2 days ago still in there, i also have H.Pylori. The 2nd doctor who is a sergeon put me on clarithromycin and amoxicilin and says if this does not help to coat my stomach and for it to stop bleeding then i dont need surgery yet. I have been in the hospital 3 times for the same reasons nothing has worked so far. Also my mother passed of stomach cancer. What do i do?

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I, nor any one else, can tell you what to do. It is your body, your decision.

Your surgeon and physicians can explain treatment options, the risk factors and benefits. With information, you can make a well-thought out choice.

I know that H. pylori treatment includes the use of two antibiotics and most treatment regimes include a proton pump inhibitor such as Prevacid or Prilosec.

H. pylori is probably the cause of your chronic stomach ulcers. Fro people with Helicobacter pylori infection, the main goal is to get rid of the bacteria that causes the infection.

When the ulcers bleed, endoscopy can control bleeding in most cases. Endoscopy is a way of looking inside the body using a flexible tube that has a small camera on the end of it. This instrument is called an endoscope.

Now, the problem of gastric obstruction. Have your physicians identified the cause of the obstruction?

Treatment depends on the cause of the obstruction.

You need to know what is causing the obstruction before you agree to any surgery.


January 31, 2012 - 6:05pm
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