Peptic Ulcer

A peptic ulcer is a sore in the lining of your stomach or your duodenum, the first part of your small intestine. A burning stomach pain is the most common symptom. The pain:

  • Starts between meals or during the night
  • Briefly stops if you eat or take antacids
  • Lasts for minutes to hours
  • Comes and goes for several days or weeks

Peptic ulcers happen when the acids that help you digest food damage the walls of the stomach or duodenum. The most common cause is infection with a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori. Another cause is the long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen. Stress and spicy foods do not cause ulcers, but can make them worse.

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  1. Peptic Ulcer (National Library of Medicine)  
    A peptic ulcer is a sore in the lining of your stomach or your duodenum, the first part of your ... Comes and goes for several days or weeks Peptic ulcers happen when the acids that help you digest ...
  2. A peptic ulcer is an open sore or raw area in the lining of the stomach or intestine. There are two types of peptic ulcers: Gastric ulcer -- occurs in the stomach Duodenal ulcer -- ...
  3. A peptic ulcer is an open sore or raw area in the lining of the stomach (gastric ulcer) or upper ... You have peptic ulcer disease (PUD). You may have had tests to help diagnose your ulcer. One of these tests may have ...
  4. Helicobacter Pylori Infections (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... the stomach. It is the main cause of peptic ulcers, and it can also cause gastritis and stomach ... inflammation. This can lead to gastritis or a peptic ulcer. Researchers aren't sure how H. pylori spreads. ...
  5. Definition and Facts for Peptic Ulcers (Stomach Ulcers) From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    Peptic Ulcer/Start Here ... Peptic Ulcer ... Helicobacter Pylori Infections/Specifics ... Helicobacter Pylori Infections ... National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive ...
  6. Treatment for Peptic Ulcers (Stomach Ulcers) From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
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  7. Diagnosis of Peptic Ulcer Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... physical exam, and order tests to diagnose a peptic ulcer, find its cause, and check for complications. ... Peptic ulcer diagnosis, stomach ulcer diagnosis, duodenal ulcer diagnosis, Helicobacter pylori, H. pylori, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, NSAIDs, ...
  8. Symptoms and Causes of Peptic Ulcer Disease From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    Peptic ulcer symptoms, stomach ulcer symptoms, duodenal ulcer symptoms, abdominal pain, burning pain, dull pain, stomach pain, nausea, ...
  9. ... provider about your symptoms. If you have a peptic ulcer, your provider may prescribe H2 blockers along with ... PA: Elsevier; 2021:chap 46. Waller DG. Dyspepsia, peptic ulcer disease, and gastrooesophageal reflux disease. In: Waller DG, ...
  10. ... to an abnormal amount of gastrin. This includes peptic ulcer disease . ... Too much gastrin can causes severe peptic ulcer disease. A higher than normal level may also be due to: Chronic kidney disease Long-term gastritis Over-activity of the gastrin- ...
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