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Although not all peptic ulcers are caused by bacteria, it's getting more common to do a test for Helicobacter pyloritest for Helicobacter pylori whenever someone has ulcer symptoms. This includes testing your blood, breath, stool, or a sample of tissue from your digestive tract (biopsy).
An endoscopy may be done so that a doctor can:
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If you are older than 55, you may need an endoscopy because of a higher risk for stomach cancer. This is especially true if you have:
Other tests that may be done include:
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