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Peptic ulcer disease

Category: Illness or disabilities

Type

Involuntary

Introduction and description

Peptic ulcer disease (PUD), also known as a peptic ulcer or stomach ulcer, is a break in the lining of the stomach, first part of the small intestine, or occasionally the lower esophagus. An ulcer in the stomach is known as a gastric ulcer, while that in the first part of the intestines is known as a duodenal ulcer.

A full description of symptoms and causes is provided in the section Heartburn and ulcers, please follow the link.

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