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A peptic ulcer is an ulcer in the lining of the stomach, duodenum, or esophagus. Ulcer formation is related to Helicobacter pylori bacteria in the stomach, use of anti-inflammatory medications, and cigarette smoking.

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Terms related to Peptic Ulcer:

  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Stomach Ulcer
  • Ulcer