Duodenal ulcer

We’re all in this for good.

By sharing your stories and data, you will:
  • help each other live better and uncover the best ways to manage your health today
  • help researchers shorten the path to new treatments tomorrow

How much good can your data do? A whole lot, as co-founder Jamie Heywood explains in this video.

What is duodenal ulcer?

A duodenal ulcer is a break in the mucosal lining of the upper portion of the small intestine known as the duodenum.

Common symptoms reported by people with duodenal ulcer

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
Last updated:

Treatments taken by people with duodenal ulcer

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
duodenal ulcer (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
duodenal ulcer (3)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pepcid)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
duodenal ulcer (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Duragesic)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with duodenal ulcer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
Last updated:

Compare treatments taken by people with duodenal ulcer

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Perceived effectiveness
for duodenal ulcer (5 evaluations)
Side effects
pain
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
duodenal ulcer (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Nexium)
Perceived effectiveness
for duodenal ulcer (4 evaluations)
Side effects
aggressive behavior depressed mood 6 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
duodenal ulcer (3)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pepcid)
Perceived effectiveness
for duodenal ulcer (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
duodenal ulcer (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Duragesic)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dizziness headaches 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with duodenal ulcer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
Last updated:

Who has duodenal ulcer on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 5
30s 24
40s 11
50s 24
60s 14
70+ 8
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 11
20-29 years 15
30-39 years 12
40-49 years 11
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 3

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 23
Female 66

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 65
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from duodenal ulcer patients who have completed their condition history
Last updated: