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How can a ruptured ulcer all the way in the duodenum, cause kidney failure?

Your stomach may contain bacteria that are harmless as long as they are in your digestive tract, but are potentially lethal if they get into other organs. A ruptured ulcer means that it's possible for ...
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Can ulcer pain be distinguished from gallstone pain?

Even a gastroenterologist may not be able to reliable differentiate between the stomach ulcer and gallstone pain just from history/physical examination. This is typical (but not obligatory): ...
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how long can H.Pylori last if not cured?

Yes, of course. Helycobacter Pylorii is a gram- bacteria which live is acid envronment, like stomach or duodenum. Common thoughts are that since stomach is acid, HP should die during time. This is ...
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Aphthous ulcer in pancreatic cancer

Assuming you are certain that the oral ulceration you are referring to is aphthous stomatitis, pain killers should be considered, especially if hydration and nutrition are affected. Aphthous ulcers ...
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Can a stomach endoscope miss a peptic ulcer

An EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) with biopsy has a sensitivity of 95% for diagnosing Peptic Ulcers. That means less than 5% are missed. Remember, this is on average. That doesn't sound amazing, ...
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Does antacid increase intestinal and stomach ulcers?

You should see a GI doctor. There are two ways to treat gastric ulcers. With antacids (like calcium carbonate "Tums") that bind with the acid and neutralize it, and medications that block acid ...
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Gallbladder/Ulcer Pain

Both a duodenal ulcer and gallbladder dyskinesia can result from stress. Duodenal ulcer and stress Biliary dyskinesia and stress Duodenal ulcer can, rarely, affect the opening of the common bile ...
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Is corneal ulcer contagious?

There are a couple variables, let me explain. An ulcer itself is not contagious. It is just an open sore that won't heal properly. What exactly causes an ulcer to occur needs to be determined by a ...
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is 1.319 IU/ML Helicobacter Pylori IGG normal?

Those test results indicate a positive result for traces of Helicobacter pylori in the sample given. No-one on here will give you any more medical advice. Go see your doctor with those results.
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Are there instances where surface pus should not be removed?

I agree with the comment from @CareyGregory. Maybe, but wound treatment often includes debridement to remove the dead/dying/damaged tissue anyway. This also physically lowers the number of bacteria ...
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Are H. Pylori infections the most common cause of both gastric and duodenal ulcers? Is the urea breath test a useful diagnostic for both kinds?

This is an excellent description of exactly how the urea breath test is done and why it is useful in detecting whether there might be H. pylori. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1123218/ ...
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