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Duodenal Ulcer Pain

I've been having abdominal pain for a bit over two months. Last week I was diagnosed with a duodenal ulcer and am taking Amoxicillin, Biaxin and Prevacid. I am one week into treatment and feel only marginally better.

My question is about stomach tenderness. Is a tender stomach normal with a peptic ulcer? My entire stomach area, from just below my breasts, down to my navel, is very tender to the touch. When touched it produces like a burning/stinging/bruised feeling. Depending on the day, or time of the day, the pain is greater or less. It's not any worse than it has been for the past month or so, but it is worrying me. Is this normal with a duodenal ulcer?
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I've not heard of this kind of tenderness with a duodenum ulcer. I  would contact your doctor about this, let him know you are only feeling marginally better, and ask when you should see a marked improvement.  Depending on the severity of your ulcer, it may take some time to improve, but I'd want to hear from my doctor how much time you are looking at for relief.  Take care.....
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Ulcers can be tender if you have other symptoms as belching, bloating maybe some nausea... possible it is an ulcer. I would suggest some xrays to rule things out, its never fun to guess whats wrong causes you stress and anxiety that your body doesnt need at this state.
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The tenderness seems to get better about 30 minutes after eating and then worse a few hours after eating, so I'm thinking maybe it's related to stomach acid or something, though I would think after a week on Prevacid the acid should be decreasing.
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