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Stomach Ulcer

Stomach Ulcer

A stomach ulcer is also referred to as Peptic ulcer. When the stomach lining or the upper part of the small intestine is diagnosed with the little open sores, the condition is called a peptic ulcer. There are two types of stomach ulcer such as Gastric ulcer or duodenal ulcer.

If the sores are seen in the stomach lining, it is referred to as gastric ulcer, while the duodenal ulcer is observed with the lesions in the upper region of the small intestine.

What are the causes of stomach ulcers?

Helicobacter pylori: It is a bacterium that will increase the secretion of acid. It also causes irritation and damage in the mucous layer of the stomach.

Pain-relieving medication: Some medications such s aspirin, which is used in pain relief, can result in peptic ulcers. The medicine also includes NSAIDs, ibuprofen, naproxen, and acetaminophen. Persistent smoking and excess alcohol consumption, stress can also result in stomach Ulcers.

What are the symptoms of stomach ulcers?

Black or dark-colored stool
Nausea or vomiting
Loss of appetite and weight
Hiccups or burping
Abdominal bloating

Laparoscopic Surgery for Stomach Ulcer

Gastrojejunostomy is a surgical intervention in which an anastomosis(a cross-connection) is created between the stomach and the jejunum. Usually, this is done either for draining the contents of the stomach or to bypass the gastric contents. Laparoscopic gastrojejunostomy is a minimally invasive surgery in which a tube is placed through the incisions made in the abdominal wall of the stomach to treat ulcers in the stomach. For more information contact our laparoscopic doctors.

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