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Duodenal Ulcer

Duodenal Ulcer

Duodenal Ulcer

Duodenal ulcer is a small gap in the mucosal lining of the duodenum which is that part of your intestine immediately beyond the stomach. The gap is generally quite small and seldom reaching the size of a finger nail.. However because it does go through the full thickness of the mucosa, acidic stomach contents can reach the substructures of the lining and it is this that causes the pain.

Gallbladder Disease or Gallstones

Gallbladder Disease

Definition

When doctors speak of Gallbladder Disease they mean in effect gallstones also referred to as cholelithiasis in the medical world. The gall bladder is a pear shaped sack situated just under and to the right of your breast bone. It acts as a reservoir for bile manufactured in the liver which it feeds into the gut as required.