Home > Medical > Heartburn > Peptic ulcers Peptic ulcers All sections in Heartburn » About Heartburn » Dyspepsia » FAQs » Health Tips » Helicobacter pylori » Heartburn News » Normal Digestion » Peptic Ulcers » Self-treatment Peptic ulcer - from Natural Standard A peptic ulcer is a sore in the lining of the stomach, esophagus, or the first portion of the small intestine. Peptic ulcers may also be referred to as an ulcer. Peptic ulcer Peptic ulcers are sores in the lining of the stomach (gastric ulcer), duodenum (duodenal ulcer), or oesophagus (oesophageal ulcer). How are peptic ulcers diagnosed? Before embarking on extensive testing, doctors usually scrutinise a patient's medical and family history as well as his/her current lifestyle. Follow Health24 on Pinterest » Test Is my heartburn serious? » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Eating to prevent heartbun » Myths about heartburn and peptic ulcers Many of the remedies proposed in olden days for heartburn, made matters worse, not better. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.