Peptic Ulcer Disease; Peptic Ulcers 


Peptic ulcer is a non-malignant ulcer of the stomach (called gastric ulcer) or duodenum (called duodenal ulcer). By far most instances are now known to be due to Helicobacter pylori, a spiral-shaped bacterium that lives in the acid environment of the stomach. These ulcers can also be caused or worsened by drugs such as Aspirin and other NSAIDs.

An organ that is part of the digestive system. It helps in the digestion of food by mixing it with digestive juices and churning it into a thin liquid.

Peptic Ulcer as related to Stomach

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  • Stomach Ulcer | Peptic Ulcer | MedlinePlus › Health Topics

    A peptic ulcer is a sore in the lining of your stomach or your duodenum, the first part of your small intestine. A burning stomach pain is the most common symptom.

  • Peptic (Stomach) Ulcer Signs, Symptoms, Causes, Diet ...
    Peptic ulcer (stomach, duodenum) are sores in the lining of the stomach or duodenum. Peptic ulcer formation is related to H. pylori bacteria in the stomach and ...

  • Symptoms and causes - Peptic ulcer - Mayo Clinic
    Peptic ulcer — Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, treatment and self-care of this digestive condition.

  • Peptic ulcer - Wikipedia
    Get basic information about ulcers -- including causes, types, and treatment -- from the experts at WebMD.

  • Treatment for Peptic Ulcers (Stomach Ulcers) | NIDDK
    How do doctors treat peptic ulcer disease? There are several types of medicines used to treat a peptic ulcer. Your doctor will decide the best treatment based on the ...

  • Stomach Ulcer: Causes, Symptoms & Diagnosis - Healthline
    Stomach ulcers are painful sores that can be found in the stomach lining or small intestine. Stomach ulcers are the most visible sign of peptic ulcer disease.

  • Peptic Ulcers | Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library
    A peptic ulcer is a sore on the lining of your stomach or the first part of your small intestine (duodenum).