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Has anyone had a stomach ulcer?

Monday night, I had an awfully bad pain in the stomach and started vomiting - lots of blood and it was running out of me at the other end, I felt ghastly. Monday night I was admitted into hospital in Nairobi. Cut a long story short, yesterday I had an endoscopy and a large stomach ulcer was found. I am waiting to hear the results of the biopsies. I was told the ulcer’s bleeding points were injected/clipped to stop the bleed. I am on a Nexium i/v pump, a syringe driver to speed up healing.

Has this happened to anyone? and how did it go?



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Re: Has anyone had a stomach ulcer?

Looks like it was caught in time Phil. I hope that you continue to mend.

I think it was fairly recently (80's ?) that it was discovered that gastric ulcers can often be caused by bacteria. Up until then it was said that bacteria couldn't survive in stomach acid conditions.

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Re: Has anyone had a stomach ulcer?

Luckily so far I've managed to avoid that particular complaint. Impressed you were able to post images, not a normal selfie! Hope you have a speedy recovery and are back shooting wildlife soon.
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Phil, Our thoughts are with you, and look forward to a good recovery. I have had minor ulcers in the stomach, easily treated by pills etc. Glad they have diagnosed you in good time, just keep the camera handy...……..
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Re: Has anyone had a stomach ulcer?

A frightening time indeed. Hope you have a full and speedy recovery.
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Re: Has anyone had a stomach ulcer?

The endoscopy camera was most likely an Olympus product so you can show the movie on the forum.

Remember if we do not see it it is false news..

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Re: Has anyone had a stomach ulcer?

Get well soon Phil! Stomach ulcers used to be quite commonly in the news at one time but it's quite a while since I saw a reference to them.

A friend of mine had an endoscopy a couple of years ago, they wanted to go down his throat and up his back side. He asked if they would kindly do the throat first .
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Blimey - hang in there, squire!
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Re: Has anyone had a stomach ulcer?

Having just undergone the same procedure in the last 48 hrs, I can sympathise. I had a few samples taken and was shown the photo's straight away by the senior nurse / photographer. Any tissue results need to be clarified by the surgeon in charge. Fingers crossed all goes well and, as others have said, here's to a speedy recovery with hopefully no further procedures being required.

As things go, I'm well ahead of you as this last one, deep throat was my third ... each one a different orifice. I checked, it was an Olympus camera.
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Hope all is well for you too, Wally.
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Having just undergone the same procedure in the last 48 hrs, I can sympathise. I had a few samples taken and was shown the photo's straight away by the senior nurse / photographer. Any tissue results need to be clarified by the surgeon in charge. Fingers crossed all goes well and, as others have said, here's to a speedy recovery with hopefully no further procedures being required.

As things go, I'm well ahead of you as this last one, deep throat was my third ... each one a different orifice. I checked, it was an Olympus camera.
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Re: Has anyone had a stomach ulcer?

My father went through that too. Once sorted out, he was perfectly ok.

Very best wishes for as speedy a recovery as you can have.
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Looks like it was caught in time Phil. I hope that you continue to mend.

I think it was fairly recently (80's ?) that it was discovered that gastric ulcers can often be caused by bacteria. Up until then it was said that bacteria couldn't survive in stomach acid conditions.

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Looks like it was caught in time Phil. I hope that you continue to mend.

I think it was fairly recently (80's ?) that it was discovered that gastric ulcers can often be caused by bacteria. Up until then it was said that bacteria couldn't survive in stomach acid conditions.

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