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Stomach Ulcers & H. Pylori Specialist

Gastro Center of Maryland -  - Gastroenterologist

Gastro Center of Maryland

 Board-certified gastroenterologists at the Gastro Center of Maryland, offer specialized treatment and integrative nutrition options for patients with stomach ulcers and H. Pylori infections. Gastro Center of Maryland offers services to patients who live in the greater DMV area. To schedule a consultation, call 410-290-6677 or book an appointment online today! 

Stomach Ulcers & H. Pylori Q & A

What is H. Pylori?

Pylori is a bacteria that can be found in the stomach. This spiral shaped bacteria can attack the lining of the digestive tract causing ulcers in the stomach and small bowel. If left untreated and allowed to duplicate, the inflammation worsens and the possibility of stomach cancer increases. There are multiple ways to diagnose an infection with H.Pylori. If present, H. Pylori is treated with antibiotics. The other major cause of stomach and small bowel ulcers is Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like Aleve, Advil, Ibuprofen, Motrin.

Can stress cause stomach ulcers?

Stress causes an increase in the amount of acid in the stomach but it does not cause ulcers unless the H. Pylori bacteria or NSAIDs have already started to damage the lining of the stomach. Stomach ulcers cause a burning sensation in the upper abdomen that may dissipate after a person eats. This pain can often flare up in the middle of the night, causing extreme discomfort and disrupt sleep.

How are stomach ulcers treated?

Stomach ulcers that are the direct result of the H. Pylori bacteria are treated with antibiotics. If you are diagnosed with a stomach ulcer and are taking NSAIDs, you will be asked to stop those medications to allow the ulcer to heal. Medications that control the amount of acid in the stomach are often used as well. H2 blockers stop the stomach from making too much stomach acid. The cells that actually produce the stomach acid can be blocked with the use of proton pump inhibitors. Antacids are also used to break down existing stomach acid that has already been produced. Doctors also recommend eliminating the use of tobacco and alcohol. Both can irritate the stomach, increasing the risk of ulcers and lesions.

Custom testimonials

  • "Everyone at the office is wonderful"

    —Anne S.

  • "The Annapolis office was a delight to visit. Everyone answered my questions and calmed my fears. I have no problem with my doctor conducting my procedure in a few weeks."


  • "I have been happy with the staff and care I've received here so far satisfied with my overall experience"

    —BONNIE K.

  • "Highly recommend Dr. Rosenbloom. I went to see him with some concerns and had a ton of anxiety and fear. "

    —BRETT C.

  • "All of the staff are really nice and helpful. Colleen Abell is so easy to talk to, she listens to what you have to say and is determined to help with the any concerns ..."


  • "Dr. Rosenbloom is the best . He takes the time to listen and after suffering for 3 yrs going back and forth to my primary. Dr . Rosenbloom figured out exactly what I ..."


  • "Very friendly each and everyone is ready to help you at every step. I love going there."

    —ASHVIN S.

  • "Been a patient for about a year now. Dr. Castillo is fantastic, along with Colleen. She was very attentive to my concerns and showed a lot of compassion. Would highly ..."

    —ANGELA O.




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