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Fecal occult blood test (FOBT). This test may be done to detect
blood in the stool, which may be caused by a peptic ulcer or another serious
problem, such as colon cancer. By itself, an FOBT cannot diagnose peptic ulcer
disease, but it may show if an ulcer is bleeding.
Upper GI series. This X-ray
exam of the esophagus and stomach may be used to diagnose peptic ulcer disease, although this test
is being used less frequently.
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