Peptic ulcers are wounds or breaks in the lining of your oesophagus which is exposed to stomach acid. These ulcers most often develop in the small intestine, oesophagus, and stomach. Peptic ulcer disease is a condition where ulcers regularly develop in the lining of your duodenum or stomach, eating away at it and causing severe symptoms and discomfort.
At Premier Gastroenterology, PC, our highly-respected Southaven gastroenterologist treats peptic ulcer disease.
In some cases, when the ulcers are small, they may not cause any pain or symptoms. Having peptic ulcers can be extremely painful, usually producing a burning pain sensation from your abdomen up to your chest. The pain can be much more severe at night or when you haven't eaten recently. Peptic ulcer disease is also a serious health hazard, impacting your ability to properly digest food.
The diagnostic process for peptic ulcers will likely involve a number of tests, including a colonoscopy performed by an experienced Southaven gastroenterologist. Once we have gathered your medical history and made a diagnosis, we can discuss what type of treatment is most appropriate for your condition. At Premier Gastroenterology, PC, we are known for our dedication to providing personalized and compassionate medical care.
To request more information about peptic ulcer treatment or to set up a consultation, please call us now at (662) 349-6113.