Peptic Ulcers Doctor NYC
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 Manhattan Gastroenterology Upper East Side
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Peptic ulcers are breaks in the lining of the parts of the upper gut that are exposed to stomach acid. Peptic ulcers occur in the stomach (gastric ulcer) or the first part of the small intestine (duodenal ulcer), and in the oesophagus (gullet).  About 10% of people in the developed world will have an ulcer at some time in their life.  Peptic ulcer disease should always be evaluated with a thorough consultation and examination by a gastroenterologist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan as it may be a symptom of a serious illness or condition that needs immediate attention.

Higher risk groups for peptic ulcers include the following:

  • Cigarette smoker
  • Family history of ulcers
  • Habitual consumer of alcohol
  • Regular user of non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin or ibuprofen

Symptoms of Peptic Ulcer Disease

Ulcers sometimes don’t show any symptoms, especially if the sores are small enough, but what makes you aware of an ulcer is usually a sensation of pain. Typically, you’ll feel this pain in your abdomen.  The pain may vary over time depending on many factors. In addition to the pain associated with peptic ulcer disease, you may suffer nausea or vomiting, including vomiting blood. You also may see blood in your stool. Bloating and heartburn can also be  symptoms of an ulcer along with many other symptoms.   These are serious symptoms that need immediate attention by a gastroenterologist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan to exclude serious medical condition or one that requires immediate treatment.   Upper endoscopy is the gold standard for full visualization and an accurate diagnosis.

Manhattan Gastroenterology

983 Park Ave, Ste 1D,

New York, NY 10028

(212) 427-8761
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