• Peptic Ulcer Similar Conditions

Similar Conditions

Functional dyspepsia:

  • Patient has chronic persistent epigastric pain.
  • Patient also has bloating after meals.
  • Thorough evaluation shows no organic disease.


  • It is inflammation of the lining of the stomach.
  • Common causes include excessive alcohol consumption and prolonged use of NSAIDs.
  • Upper central abdominal pain is common symptom. Pain may be of dull, vague and burning type.

Gastro esophageal reflux disease:

  • It is due to mucosal damage caused by acid coming up from stomach into the esophagus.
  • Most common symptom include heartburn i.e. burning sensation in the chest behind breastbone or in upper central abdomen.
  • Regurgitation is also common, usually characterized by the presence of blood or undigested food.


  • It is inflammation of the gallbladder (a small organ present behind the liver which plays a role in production of bile).
  • Usually people develop biliary colic i.e. abdominal pain in the right upper quadrant and epigastrium that is episodic in nature. It usually occurs after eating greasy and fatty foods.

Zollinger-Ellison syndrome:

  • It is a rare condition.
  • Person may experience abdominal pain and diarrhea. Usually person experience chronic diarrhea, including fatty stools (Steatorrhea).
  • Pain in the oesophagus, more between and after food at night.

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