tenderness may also be caused by Meckel’s diverticulum, a small pouch on the
wall of the lower section of small intestine (it usually occurs at birth) . Other
possible causes include ruptured ovarian cyst, twisted fallopian tubes, and ruptured
your doctor thinks that you have ulcers, a number of tests are required. These
- First, your doctor needs to check
your medical history and perform a physical exam.
- Laboratory tests (such as breath,
stool, or blood test) to look for H-pylori infection. Breath test is usually
more accurate than stool or blood test.
- If necessary, your doctor may
recommend gastroscopy (also called endoscopy). In this procedure, a hallow tube
with small fiber-optic camera is passed down into the stomach and small
intestine to look for ulcers.
An X-ray examination may be another test. But today it is rarely used for diagnosing ulcers since it is less accurate than endoscopy.