Gastric ulcer

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What is gastric ulcer?

A gastric ulcer is an erosion into the muscular lining of the stomach. It is often associated with Helicobacter pylori infection or use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) which disrupt normal mucosal defense and repair, making the mucosa more susceptible to acid.

Common symptoms reported by people with gastric ulcer

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with gastric ulcer

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
gastric ulcer (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Carafate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
gastric ulcer (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
gastric ulcer (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
anxious mood (3) depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)

Data from patients with gastric ulcer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with gastric ulcer

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastric ulcer (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
gastric ulcer (9)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsy in a.m. dry mouth
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Carafate)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastric ulcer (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
gastric ulcer (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
nausea nausea and vomiting
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Perceived effectiveness
for gastric ulcer (3 evaluations)
Side effects
stomach pain
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
gastric ulcer (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
suicidal thoughts or urges
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (3) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (3) depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (4)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with gastric ulcer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has gastric ulcer on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 40
30s 96
40s 147
50s 132
60s 85
70+ 18
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 46
20-29 years 69
30-39 years 44
40-49 years 51
50-59 years 29
60-69 years 13
70+ years 1

Sex

Distribution of sex

81% Female
19% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 296
Not Diagnosed 26

These charts show data from gastric ulcer patients who have completed their condition history
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