I recently went to the doctor after having some troubles with stomach pain in the middle of the night for a few months and finally realizing that I might have a peptic ulcer when finally I experienced my stomach pain with an overwhelming nausea for a full day last week. The doctor said that I was right, it does sound like I have a peptic ulcer and she prescribed me Ranitidine for 3 months to get rid of it. I'm sure I have peptic ulcer, my symptoms are textbook. They did not get bad however, until I started drinking a lot more soda pop last week, and thats when it really started bothering me enough to see the doctor.
I'm a 26 year old female and didn't realize that this was something I'd be getting at my age. I have only been able to find two reasons people get peptic ulcers...H. Pylori infection and NSAID medicines. I'm confused because I had a stool test done and blood tests, last year when I was having some bowel troubles (IBS which has since gone away). I did not have H, Pylori.. and I know it's rare to contract that as an adult. Even though I know my husband does have it. In fact it made him sick enough to go to the emergency room when we were still dating. I also do not frequently take any NSAID medications at all. The doctor did not mention and I forgot to ask why I would have peptic ulcer. Is there anything else that could be causing it?
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