PEPTIC ULCER DISEASE
Appetite - loss
Back - pain
Stool - black
Swallowing - difficulty
Weight - loss
Peptic ulcers, also called PUD, duodenal ulcer, esophageal ulcer, gastric ulcer, and stomach ulcer, are erosions equal or greater than 0.5 cm in the gastric or duodenal mucosa and happen when the acidic digestive juices damage the walls of the stomach or duodenum.
The most common cause is infection with a bacterium called
. Another cause is the long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) such as aspirin.
The following tests can help to diagnose peptic ulcers:
- Test for helicobacter pylori.
- Barium X-ray.
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