Peptic ulcer

Duodenal ulcer symptoms

An ulcer in the duodenum is called a duodenal ulcer. The duodenum is located in the first 10 inches or so of the small intestine where it connects to the stomach. A duodenal ulcer is a lesion that is found eating away the lining of the duodenum. The cause for a duodenal ulcer can be […]

Peptic ulcer symptoms

We have all seen those old television shows where a character, usually a stressed out father figure or a harried boss type character, moans “Oh! If you don’t cut it out, you are going to give me an ulcer.” Generally these characters say that while clutching their stomach and moaning. Well, there’s a reason you […]

Gastric ulcer symptoms

A gastric or stomach ulcer is an area in the lining of the stomach muscle that has become eroded or raw. It is estimated that approximately ten percent of the world’s population will at some time in their lives develop a gastric ulcer. Gastric ulcers develop when acids and digestive juices in the stomach cause […]

Stomach ulcer symptoms

When most people refer to stomach ulcers they are referring to both gastric ulcers which can form in the stomach itself and to duodenal ulcers which can form in the first twelve inches of the small intestine that leads out of the bottom portion of the stomach. An ulcer is an area of the lining […]

Peptic ulcer

Being diagnosed with peptic ulcers is very common. Nearly 10% of Americans are diagnosed with having peptic ulcers sometime throughout their lives. A peptic ulcer is an open sore inside the lining of the stomach, esophagus or small intestine. A person with a peptic ulcer will most likely suffer from abdominal pain, which is the […]