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Peptic Ulcer

December 10, 2018

What Is It?

A peptic ulcer is a sore or hole that forms in the lining of the stomach or intestine.  

The word "peptic" refers to the digestive tract. An ulcer in the lining of the stomach is a gastric ulcer. An ulcer in the first part of the small intestine is a duodenal ulcer.

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