'Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the ring of muscle between the esophagus and stomach. Many people, including pregnant women, suffer from heartburn or acid indigestion caused by GERD

How long does an alcer take to heal? I on omprezal I been in constant pain for 8 weeks

How long does an alcer take to heal? I on omprezal I been in constant pain for 8 weeks I changed my eating habits trying to do everything the gp said.. I bit concerned as my gp said it could be ulcer worse case stomach cancer. I got appointment this week with gastro consultant someone who knows what they talking about lost all faith with gp .

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Amy Mathews
Have you had an endoscopy yet?

Karen Thomas
Not get I was discharged from hospital 2 weeks ago told to wait for appointment as a out patient 6 weeks time I see consultant wed so hopefully I get it done asap

Amy Mathews
That is the best way to know what's going on inside. I had no idea I even had ulcers until my endoscopy. I wasn't experiencing any pain.

Karen Thomas
Its the waiting for appointment I in so much pain.

Amy Mathews
I am in the US. I got my procedure in under a week's time, thank goodness. It is the not knowing that can be so stressful.

Karen Thomas
I agree and when gp mentions stomach cancer I am worried sick

Charlotte Martinek
My ulcer took 8-9 months to heal. I had two endoscopes during that time and had to make medication adjustments. Typical treatment is To try 8 weeks of PPI then off to gastro for scope If still having pain. In the vast majority of the patients it is a more minor stomach issue such as an ulcer that just needs more time/treatment.

Karen Thomas
Omg 8 months how did you cope with everyday life I off work for 4 weeks the pain is all day long with no let up after 8 weeks of it I expected to be better now

Karlene Goodwin-Roper
IM with you. I have been suffering since October . I have been rushed into a and e 25 times this year alone. The pain is horrific. At first the hospital would give morphine and the pain would eventually stop. But today's hospital visit they won't give me nothing for the pain. I have spent days in hospital and left in pain as they don't like giving morphine but seems to be my only cure and only escape from pain

Charlotte Martinek
My thoughts are you really need to confirm it’s an ulcer. While mine was painful and did affect me daily it was very specific pain in a very specific area. It wasn’t constant although it hurt often. Sometimes doctors will list ulcer as a common thing that comes to mind when stomach issues but there are many others here who have described very severe symptoms and it was Gerd for example or other types of stomach issues. I know it’s human nature of think the worse (I certainly did) but it might be just another manageable stomach issue that requires a different type of treatment.

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