Peptic Ulcer Disease: Types, Causes, and Treatments


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A doctor diagnoses a peptic ulcer in a patient that is uncomplicated, meaning it's not perforated and has nothing to do with cancer. What will the doctor most likely prescribe?

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1. A patient comes in complaining that their stomach hurts. They tell you that they've noticed that their stool has been really dark for the last three weeks. You run a complete blood count and determine that your patient is also anemic. What should you do next?

2. Which of the following has been associated with peptic ulcers?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo is designed to help you quickly assess what you know about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatments of peptic ulcer disease.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What is used to treat an uncomplicated peptic ulcer
  • What test would be done on a patient with dark stools and anemia
  • What is associated with peptic ulcers
  • How NSAIDs can cause peptic ulcers
  • The term used for inflammation of the stomach lining

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about ulcers in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms and phrases, such as gastritis and Helicobacter pylori
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how peptic ulcers occur
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about treatment options for peptic ulcer disease

Additional Learning

To learn more about this condition, review the accompanying lesson called Peptic Ulcer Disease: Types, Causes and Treatments. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define peptic ulcer disease
  • Use the example of peeling an orange to illustrate how deep in the mucosa an ulcer is
  • Explain how peptic ulcers occur
  • Relate the causes of peptic ulcers
  • Describe how peptic ulcers are diagnosed
  • Discuss treatments of peptic ulcer disease