Stomach Ulcers Directory
Peptic ulcers are sores that form in the lining of the stomach, or the duodenum, the first part of your small intestine. The most common symptom of stomach ulcers is burning stomach pain. The pain may come and go for a few days or weeks, and often gets worse on an empty stomach and gets better after eating. Stomach ulcers need to be treated or they will get worse. Treatment may include medications, lifestyle modifications, and surgery. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how you get stomach ulcers, what they look like, how to treat them, and much more.
The Urea Breath Test
WebMD looks at the urea breath test, which is used to detect the H. pylori bacteria that causes ulcers.
Digestive Diseases and Endoscopy
An endoscopy is a powerful diagnostic tool for digestive diseases -- and in some cases, it can be used to treat certain conditions. WebMD tells you more.
WebMD explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of gastritis, a common condition in which the lining of the stomach becomes inflamed and irritated.
Abdominal Pain: What You Should Know
What's causing your stomach ache? WebMD looks at some of the causes of abdominal pain.
New Drug Treats Arthritis, Easy on Stomach
Prexige fights arthritis pain as well as ibuprofen and naproxen, but with less risk of causing stomach ulcers.
New Arthritis Drugs Reduce Ulcer Risk At a Cost
Two arthritis drugs are as effective as traditional medicines but are less likely to cause ulcers, according to a pair of studies in the Journal of the American Medical Association. But an accompanying editorial suggests that for many people, the new drugs may not be worth the cost.
Peptic Ulcer Disease: Skip the Antacid and See Your Doctor Instead
Many studies show that when PUD is treated properly -- with a regimen of antibiotics -- people are cured, even if they've had an ulcer for years. This article points out the dangers of self-medication with over-the-counter products.
Tip Sheet: Ulcers and Pain Relievers
People with ulcers must use caution when taking over-the-counter pain relief medications. Follow these tips to be safe.
Slideshows & Images
Does It Really Take 7 Years to Digest Gum?
Common digestion myths about chewing gum, beans and gas, hernias, ulcers, and more.
Worst Foods for Digestion
Learn which foods can trigger diarrhea and other digestive problems.
Visual Guide to Stomach Ulcers
Learn about the causes and symptoms of stomach ulcers, and find out which kinds of treatment can help.
Best and Worst Foods for Stomach Ulcers
Food can’t cause an ulcer. But if you already have one, what you eat and drink could either make it more painful or help you heal faster.