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Duodenal ulcer

Duodenal ulcer: Introduction

A duodenal ulcer is a particular type of peptic ulcer (stomach ulcer) that afflicts the lining of the duodenum. These two types of gastrointestinal ulcers are common causes of abdominal pain or abdominal discomfort. Other possibilities that may need consideration for these symptoms include ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, GERD, gastric reflux, heartburn, or other causes of abdominal pain or abdominal symptoms. ...more »

Symptoms of Duodenal ulcer

Treatments for Duodenal ulcer

  • See treatment of peptic ulcers
  • Antibiotics to kill Helicobacter pylori
  • Acid blockers (like cimetidine, ranitidine, or famotidine)
  • Proton pump inhibitors (such as omeprazole)
  • Medications that protect the tissue lining (like sucralfate)
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Duodenal ulcer

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Disease Topics Related To Duodenal ulcer

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Duodenal ulcer: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Duodenal ulcer

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over-diagnosed,...read more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of "good"...read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill...read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain,...read more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable bowel...read more »

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Duodenal ulcer: Rare Types

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Clinical Trials for Duodenal ulcer

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Definitions of Duodenal ulcer:

A PEPTIC ULCER located in the DUODENUM. - (Source - Diseases Database)

A peptic ulcer of the duodenum - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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