Overview

Peptic ulcers are sores that develop in the lining of the stomach, esophagus, and small intestine as a result of erosion from stomach acids. Peptic ulcers are a fairly common health problem, and it is estimated that more than 20 million Americans[read article]

Tests for Peptic Ulcer

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An esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) test is performed to examine the lining of your esophagus. The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects your throat to your ...  More
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Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract Series
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Your kidneys are the body's main filtration system, removing waste products from your blood and releasing them via your urine. The small filters inside your ki...  More
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An esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) test is performed to examine the lining of your esophagus. The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects your throat to your ...  More
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Helicobacter pylori Antibody Assay Test
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Campylobacter Like Organism (CLO) Test
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In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of t...  More
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Endoscopy is a procedure that uses specialized tools to view and operate on the internal organs and vessels of your body. This allows surgeons to view problems with...  More
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Fecal Occult Blood Test
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Surgical Procedures for Peptic Ulcer

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Total Gastrectomy
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Partial Gastrectomy
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Proximal Gastric Vagotomy
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Truncal Vagotomy with Pyloroplasty
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Gastrectomy is the removal of part or all of the stomach. There are three main types of gastrectomy: partial gastrectomy, removal of the lower half of the stom...  More
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Vagotomy
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Prescribed Medications for Peptic Ulcer

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OMEPRAZOLE (oh ME pray zol) prevents the production of acid in the stomach. It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers, certain bacteria in ...  More
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RANITIDINE (ra NYE te deen) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to treat stomach or intestinal ulcers. It can relieve ulc...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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CALCIUM CARBONATE (KAL see um KAR bon ate) is a calcium salt. It is used as an antacid to relieve the symptoms of indigestion and heartburn. It is also used to prev...  More
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OMEPRAZOLE; SODIUM BICARBONATE (oh ME pray zol; SOE dee um bye KAR bon ate) prevents the production of acid in the stomach. It is used to treat gastroesophageal ref...  More
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AMOXICILLIN (a mox i SIL in) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral ...  More
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CIMETIDINE (sye MET i deen) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to treat stomach or intestinal ulcers. It can relieve ulc...  More
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LANSOPRAZOLE (lan SOE pra zole) prevents the production of acid in the stomach. It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers, certain bacteria...  More
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TETRACYCLINE (tet ra SYE kleen) is a tetracycline antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other v...  More
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ESOMEPRAZOLE (es oh ME pray zol) prevents the production of acid in the stomach. It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers, certain bacteri...  More
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PANTOPRAZOLE (pan TOE pra zole) prevents the production of acid in the stomach. It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), inflammation of the esop...  More
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FAMOTIDINE (fa MOE ti deen) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to treat stomach or intestinal ulcers. It can also reliev...  More
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RABEPRAZOLE (ra BE pray zole) prevents the production of acid in the stomach. It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), certain ulcers, certain ba...  More
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NIZATIDINE (ni ZA ti deen) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to treat stomach pain and discomfort, and the heartburn fr...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE; CLIDINIUM (klor dye az e POX ide; kli DI nee um) is a stomach relaxant and a benzodiazepine. It is used to lower stomach acid in peptic ulcer dise...  More
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MEPENZOLATE (me PEN zoe late) is used to treat ulcers in the stomach and intestines. It is not a cure. It is given in combination with other medicines that help hea...  More
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METHSCOPOLAMINE (meth skoe POL a meen) is used to treat ulcers in the stomach and intestines. It should be given in combination with other medicines.  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Peptic Ulcer

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OMEPRAZOLE (oh ME pray zol) prevents the production of acid in the stomach. It is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers, certain bacteria in ...  More
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RANITIDINE (ra NYE te deen) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to treat stomach or intestinal ulcers. It can relieve ulc...  More
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CALCIUM CARBONATE (KAL see um KAR bon ate) is a calcium salt. It is used as an antacid to relieve the symptoms of indigestion and heartburn. It is also used to prev...  More
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ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE; MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE (a LOO mi num hye DROX ide; mag NEE zee um hye DROX ide) is an antacid. It is used to relieve the symptoms of indigestion, h...  More
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ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE; MAGNESIUM HYDROXIDE; SIMETHICONE (a LOO mi num hye DROX ide; mag NEE zhum hye DROX ide; sye METH i kone) is an antacid and antigas medicine. It ...  More
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CIMETIDINE (sye MET i deen) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to treat stomach or intestinal ulcers. It can relieve ulc...  More
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FAMOTIDINE (fa MOE ti deen) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to treat stomach or intestinal ulcers. It can also reliev...  More
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NIZATIDINE (ni ZA ti deen) is a type of antihistamine that blocks the release of stomach acid. It is used to treat stomach pain and discomfort, and the heartburn fr...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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Self Care for Peptic Ulcer

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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 70 percent of individuals who smoke cigarettes would like to quit.  More
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Dietary Restriction
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Alcohol Abstinence
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Avoid Aspirin
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Decrease Alcohol Intake
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Reduce Caffeine Intake
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Herbs and Supplements for Peptic Ulcer What's this?

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The medicinally used part of licorice is the root and dried rhizome of the low-growing shrub Glycyrrhiza glabra . Currently, most licorice is produced in Greece, Tu...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Bilberry, a close relative of blueberry, has a long history of medicinal use. The dried fruit has been popular for the symptomatic treatment of diarrhea, for topica...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Neem has a long history of use in India. The leaf and bark extracts were recommended by herbal practitioners for gastrointestinal upsets, skin ulcers, infections an...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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Neem has a long history of use in India. The leaf and bark extracts were recommended by herbal practitioners for gastrointestinal upsets, skin ulcers, infections an...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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