Duedenal Ulcer

What is Duedenal Ulcer?

Duedenal Ulcer is a chronic and recurrent disease. The ulcer is usually deep and sharply demarcated. More than 95% of duodenal ulcers occur in the first portion of the duodenum. These ulcers are round or elliptical, less than 1 cm in diameter.

Clinical Features of Duedenal Ulcer

1. Epigastric pain, gnawing in character, boring in nature. Appears 1/2hr-3hr after meal.
Pain is usually relieved within a few minutes by food or antacids. Pain frequently awakens
the patient at night.
2. Epigastric tenderness.
3. Sense of hunger.

Management of Duedenal Ulcer

1.Stop smoking.
2.Correct diet.
3.Antacids.
4.Consult a doctor.