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Peptic Ulcer Disease

Alternate Names : Gastric Ulcer, Stomach Ulcer, Duodenal Ulcer

Peptic Ulcer Disease | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the condition diagnosed?

The medical history and physical examination may be enough to diagnose an ulcer. X-ray tests or endoscopy can confirm the diagnosis. Endoscopy is a procedure that involves putting a thin telescope into the mouth. This telescope can be moved down into the stomach and bowels. This procedure allows the doctor to directly see any ulcers that are present. The doctor may take samples of the stomach contents to test for H pylori infection.

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Author: David J. Craner, MD
Reviewer: Melissa Sanders, PharmD
Date Reviewed: 06/01/01

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