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Anyone ever have a perforated ulcer and have to have emergency surgery? I did this week. Crazy experience and I have been in the hospital all week. I didn't even know I had an ulcer. Very painful!

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Yikes. No fun. Do you have helicobacter pylori?

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You are, indeed. That's very scary! So glad you're ok.

Ulcers are typically caused by that particular bacteria, though they can caused by a few other things after surgery, too.

Does the doctor have any theory what caused it?

Do you drink a lot of caffeine, smoke, use ibuprofen or aspirin, drink heavily, etc?

Trying to dodge a bullet from your experience....

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So sorry to hear this!!! Hoping your get better very quickly!!!


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I had my bypass on December 11- kept fluids down fine- but once I started soft foods I almost always vomited my food. Endoscopy revealed an ulcer. I’ve been on carafate and omeprazole 2x a day. I can keep saying me food down- but still vomit every 1-2 days. How did you know your ulcer perforated??? Pain?? My blood work has alarm been so off- my pcp is very worried.

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You are, indeed. That's very scary! So glad you're ok.
Ulcers are typically caused by that particular bacteria, though they can caused by a few other things after surgery, too.
Does the doctor have any theory what caused it?
Do you drink a lot of caffeine, smoke, use ibuprofen or aspirin, drink heavily, etc?
Trying to dodge a bullet from your experience....

My bypass was in Dec 2016 and I didn't drink any coffee for months but we got a cool coffee pot for Christmas and I've had a cup (or 2) a day since then and I have drank too much tea so I am pretty sure that is what caused the rupture.

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Damn the bad luck. So sorry Jessibird. Wishing you a speedy recovery and no more complications!

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I'm trying to baby my ulcer along. No h.p.bacteria so mine must be from excessive NSAID usage. Surely don't want Hector to perferorate on me.

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No! You don't it was so painful and I lost a week in the hospital. Do you take carafate. If you do is it a liquid or pill form?

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I take Dexilant from my gastroenterologist, hasn't given me any carafate although I have taken it in the past. I took it then in pill form, never had liquid.

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I had my bypass on December 11- kept fluids down fine- but once I started soft foods I almost always vomited my food. Endoscopy revealed an ulcer. I’ve been on carafate and omeprazole 2x a day. I can keep saying me food down- but still vomit every 1-2 days. How did you know your ulcer perforated??? Pain?? My blood work has alarm been so off- my pcp is very worried.

Yes it was excruciating pain so bad we called 911 and I took an ambulance to the hospital. My bypass was Dec 2016 and I had no idea I had an ulcer. Is your carafate a pill or liquid form?

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I had my bypass on December 11- kept fluids down fine- but once I started soft foods I almost always vomited my food. Endoscopy revealed an ulcer. I’ve been on carafate and omeprazole 2x a day. I can keep saying me food down- but still vomit every 1-2 days. How did you know your ulcer perforated??? Pain?? My blood work has alarm been so off- my pcp is very worried.

And my bloodwork has been great so it was very unexpected. Good thing you know so you can take care of it and let it heal properly.

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