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Effective Treatment for Ulcers in Southeast Georgia

effective treatment for ulcers in southeast georgia
The gastroenterologists at Digestive Disease Consultants in southeast Georgia help their patients find relief from myriad digestive disorders. A common reason patients consult a GI doctor is ulcer treatment. These painful sores can occur in the stomach lining (gastric ulcers) or the upper part of the small intestine (duodenal ulcers). Both are commonly caused by an infection from the H. pylori bacteria, excess acid in the stomach or frequent use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Symptoms include unexplained weight loss, nausea and/or vomiting, dull pain in the stomach area, bloating, acid reflux, excessive burping, pain that makes you not wish to eat and/or pain that finds relief upon eating, drinking or taking antacids.

Do You Have Weight Loss, Nausea or Stomach Pain? We Can Help.

Before looking to treat gastric ulcers or duodenal ulcers, it is important to accurately diagnose the cause of the discomfort and pain. Your doctor may use a blood, stool or breath test to screen for the H. pylori bacteria. It may also be important to undergo an endoscopy or barium X-ray to look closer at the stomach and small intestine to determine if any problems are present. Depending on the situation, the doctor may also choose to take a biopsy for further analysis. Treatment varies depending upon the severity and cause. Most cases use prescription medication, including agents that reduce the acid in the stomach. If infection is present, then it is important to take antibiotics. In some cases, surgery may be necessary.

Call for an Appointment Today

You do not have to suffer from your stomach pain, nausea and other discomfort any longer. The gastroenterologist at Digestive Disease Consultants in southeast Georgia can screen for, diagnose and find methods to help relieve a full spectrum of digestive disorders. Call us at 912-285-0877 today to schedule your appointment and start the road to a better digestive system.