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Peptic ulcers

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.

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.

Peptic ulcer

Peptic ulcers are sores in the lining of the stomach (gastric ulcer), duodenum (duodenal ulcer), or oesophagus (oesophageal ulcer).

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Monique Marais is a Gastroenterologist working in Cape Town. After qualifying at the University of Pretoria, she worked in emergency rooms in South Africa and the UK before going into private practice.

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