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   Posted 1/11/2009 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
The last few days I have been having on and off burning/indigestion feeling in my stomach.  It feels like it is the lining of my stomach.  I have tried to figure out what it could be causing it.  The only thing that I have changed in the last few days is that fruit juice that I have been drinking.  Could this be causing a possible stomach ulcer?  The last 2 days I also have been having tiny tiny amounts of blood in my stool.  Stool is formed.
Anyone know how to cure a stomach ulcer or the begining of one.  I plan on trying to get in to my specialist this week.  I am starting a job on Jan 22 and CAN'T be sick or miss any say of work.  I have also been on the same dosage of drugs for about 1 1/2, 2 years.  I am going to see if I can go down in my dosage?

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   Posted 1/11/2009 12:30 PM (GMT -6)   
What medications are you taking? Many meds, both prescription and OTC, can cause stomach irritation. Prednisone and iron supplements are two that UC-ers often take that will do this. If it's from a medication, try taking the med with food.

Acidic fruit juice also bothers some of us. Citrus and tomato juices are highly acidic and are frequent culprets. Try pear juice, or dilute the fruit juice with an equal amount of water.

Given that you have IBD, you definitely need to have this checked out. There's a small chance it could signal that you have Crohn's, or could be just another "benefit" of UC. In the meantime, a bland diet may help, stay away from acidic foods. You may also want to take something like Maalox, which helps to coat the stomach and provides some protection.

I hope this passes quickly for you, and good luck with the new job!
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   Posted 1/11/2009 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
It might be ure medication. I am taking nexium for a few years now for acid raflux due to a hiatus hernia. I started on prednesol last Tuesday for UC flare, since then I am having alot of burning and irritation in my stomach.
Hope you feel better soon
36, Female
Diagnosed in November 08 with UC (By surgeon)
Awaiting Appointment with GI to see what type
Flaring at the moment
Dipentum Olsaline Sodium (6X250mg daily)
20mg Prednesol (First time)

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   Posted 1/11/2009 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
It could be the medications and the very high acidity in fruit juices would be aggravating it. i would Take it easy on the fruit juice for a few days and see how it goes. If it's still causing you pain get to the docs for a check up.



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   Posted 1/12/2009 1:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I'd say ease up on the juices and give it a couple days and if it isn't better go see your Dr. I had something similar a couple months before UC and it was a h-pylori infection. My motto is better safe than sorry :)
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