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An ulcer is an area of the stomach or duodenal (the first part of the small intestine) lining that becomes eroded by the stomach acid. Known individually as stomach and duodenal ulcers, collectively they are known as peptic ulcers. Learn about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and complications involved with peptic ulcers.
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Unwanted Peptic Ulcer Advice - How Do You Deal With Unwanted Medical Advice...
When you told your family and friends you were diagnosed with a peptic ulcer, you may have gotten some unwanted medical advice on how you can best live with your condition. How do you handle unwanted medical advice from others?

What is H Pylori?
Learning what h. pylori (helicobacter pylori) is.

What You Need to Know About Peptic Ulcers
Learn all you need to know about peptic ulcers. This includes the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Your Guide To Peptic Ulcers
Learn what peptic ulcers are, who gets them, what causes them, the symptoms of peptic ulcers, how ulcers are diagnosed, how they are treated, the complications of ulcers, and how to live with a peptic ulcer.

Anatomy of an Ulcer
The structure of peptice ulcers, why they happen, and what can be done to heal them.

Anatomy of an Ulcer
The structure of peptice ulcers, why they happen, and what can be done to heal them.

NSAIDs and Peptic Ulcers
Most peptic ulcers are caused by infection with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). But some peptic ulcers are caused by prolonged use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen sodium.

Peptic Ulcers in Children
Many people think ulcers are an "adult disease." However, children can and do develop ulcers. It is important to learn the symptoms of childhood ulcers, how they are treated, and what the signs of an emergency situation are.

The Ulcer-Safe Diet - Peptic Ulcer Diet
Some people who have peptic ulcers can eat whatever they want with no problems. For many others, however, eating certain foods can cause irritation, excessive acid production, and heartburn. For them, they need to know what foods are safe, and what foods to avoid. They need to know how to prepare foods to avoid ingredients that will cause a...

Good Foods / Bad Foods For Ulcer Sufferers
In some people, certain foods seem to aggravate their ulcer symptoms. For them, they may need to avoid some food that could aggravate their systems.

Symptoms of Peptic Ulcers
It is important to learn the symptoms of a peptic ulcer in order to quickly receive needed diagnosis and treatment.

Ulcer Warning Signs
Warning signs that your peptic ulcer is getting worse.

Peptic Ulcers - The Basics
An ulcer is a sore or lesion that forms in the lining of the stomach or duodenum. Ulcers in the stomach are called gastric or stomach ulcers, and those in the duodenum are called duodenal ulcers, and both are usually referred to as peptic ulcers. Understanding the causes and symptoms of ulcers, and then getting a diagnosis and proper treatment,...

What Causes Peptics Ulcers?
Understanding the causes of peptic ulcers, and then getting a diagnosis and proper treatment, most people can find relief.

What Are the Symptoms of Peptic Ulcers
Understanding the symptoms of peptic ulcers, and then getting a diagnosis and proper treatment, most people can find relief.

How Are Peptic Ulcers Diagnosed?
Learn what test are usually prescribed to diagnose peptic ulcers

How Are Peptic Ulcers Treated?
If they receive proper treatment, most people can find relief from peptic ulcers.

When Is Surgery Needed For Peptic Ulcers?
Sometimes surgery is needed for peptic ulcers, when other treatments don't work. Find out the types of surgeries done on these ulcers.

What Are the Complications of Peptic Ulcers?
Though rare, complications from peptic ulcers can occur. What are these?

Gastric Ulcer
A gastric ulcer is a break in the normal tissue lining the stomach.

Gastric Ulcer X-ray
A photo of a gastric ulcer taken during an upper GI series.

Location of Peptic Ulcers
Illustration showing the areas where peptic ulcers can develop.

Causes of Peptic Ulcers
Illustration showing the causes and locations of different types of peptic ulcers.

Stomach ulcers
Illustration showing stomach ulcers.

H. pylori and Peptic Ulcers
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a type of bacteria. Researchers believe that H. pylori is responsible for the majority of peptic ulcers. What cause it? How is it diagnosed and treated?

Peptic Ulcer Diagnosis - What Symptoms Led to Your Peptic Ulcer Diagnosis
When did you first suspect you may have a peptic ulcer? What symptoms prompted you to go to your doctor about it? Share your experiences with others. Sharing your symptoms could prompt someone else with similar symptoms to see a doctor when they might not otherwise.

What Are Peptic Ulcers - What Do You Think Family and Friends Should Know...
People who have not had been diagnosed with a peptic ulcer may not understand what it is like living with an ulcer. You can share here what you think others should know about peptic ulcers and how you go about explaining it to them.

What is H. Pylori Infection?

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