Posted by: Varkie | 2008/01/29

Pain just above stomach - ulcer?

My husband gets a terrible pain almost daily just above his stomach just underneath his ribs. Someone told him to drink vinegar because it might be an ulcer. It helps sometimes. He's a smoker and has a belly and sometimes if he smokes too much it also starts hurting. He starting smoking pipe. I'm afraid it might be something serious because I have never seen a man in so much pain.

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Dear Varkie
How can (acid) vinegar help for a peptic ulcer caused by stomach acid? He needs a proper examination and the correct medication for this. He may need to go for a gastroscopy to look inside the stomach to see whether there is an ulcer or a hiatus hernia. Please make an appointment with your GP.
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Dr Bets

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Posted by: ruth | 2009/01/31

As my mother is suffering from ulcer and my daughter is suffering from Psoriasis I would like some health tips on how to treat it

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Posted by: cheri | 2008/12/02

Wat is the cause of the pain that is above my stomach

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Posted by: Noleen | 2008/04/23

What diet would be recommended for a peptic ulcer?

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