Peptic Ulcer

Hara Madera, Daisy Rodriguez, Marisa Duarte & Darnell Vargas

Description

Painful sores or ulcers in the lining the stomach or first part of small intestine called duodenum due to acid

What is the cause of Peptic Ulcer?

  • ( no single cause but end result of imbalance fluids )
  • helicobacter pylori bacteria causes inflammation of the stomachs inner layer
  • regular use of pain relievers

Sign/Symptoms

  • gnawing or burning pain in middle or upper stomach between meals at night
  • bloating
  • heartburn
  • nausea or vomiting

Diagnosis

1. The breath test, you drink or eat something contain radioactive carbon and you blow into a bag, which will be sealed.

2. During endoscopy, a hollow tube will be passed down the throat to the esophagus,stomach,and small intestine,checking ulcers.

Treatment

  • medicine to kill h. pylori
  • reduced acid level of stomach
  • antibiotics
  • surgery (rarely)

Prognosis

With treatment: cured and less likely to obtain another ulcer

Without treatment: result in bleeding, perforation (holes in intestinal wall), and obstruction

References

1. Peptic Ulcer Disease-Treatment Overview. (n.d.). Retrieved December 12, 2014, from http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tc/peptic-ulcer-disease-treatment-overview

2. n.d.). Retrieved December 12, 2014, from https://www.google.com/search?q=peptic ulcer&safe=strict&client=firefox-a&hs=UjB&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&biw=1280&bih=913&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=QS2LVO38GYScgwT3oITYCQ&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=fz6t_32xP8aRtM%3A;Q0j06BE1ll8xyM;http%3A%2F%2Fs3.gi.org%2Fpatients%2Fgihealth%2Fimages%2Fpepticulcer.gif;http%3A%2F%2Fpatients.gi.org%2Ftopics%2Fpeptic-ulcer-disease%2F;260;192

3. Peptic Ulcer: Get Facts on Disease Treatment and Diet. (n.d.). Retrieved December 12, 2014, from http://www.medicinenet.com/peptic_ulcer/article.htm