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What are recommended tests that can determine the cause of a peptic ulcer?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
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In brief: Endoscopy

With biopsies is the gold standard for diagnosing peptic ulcers -and looking for causes like helicobacter although helicobacter can be diagnosed with a blood test as well.

In brief: Endoscopy

With biopsies is the gold standard for diagnosing peptic ulcers -and looking for causes like helicobacter although helicobacter can be diagnosed with a blood test as well.
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: H.pylori test

The 2 most common causes of stomach or duodenal ulcers are infection with the helicobacter pylori bacteria and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, meloxicam, etc.
H.Pylori testing can be done at the time of endoscopy or on blood, stool or breath samples. Large stomach uclers should be biopsies to rule out cancer.

In brief: H.pylori test

The 2 most common causes of stomach or duodenal ulcers are infection with the helicobacter pylori bacteria and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, meloxicam, etc.
H.Pylori testing can be done at the time of endoscopy or on blood, stool or breath samples. Large stomach uclers should be biopsies to rule out cancer.
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