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Many other conditions may cause symptoms similar to those of a peptic ulcer. These conditions may include:

  • Nonulcer dyspepsia.
  • Gallstones.
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
  • Crohn's disease.
  • Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis).
  • Infection with certain parasites, such as giardiasis.
  • Infection with certain viruses, such as cytomegalovirus (CMV).
  • Stomach cancer.
  • Lymphoma.
  • Psychiatric disorders.
  • Other digestive diseases and conditions that cause impaired digestion and malabsorption, such as celiac disease.

By: Healthwise Staff Last Revised: January 4, 2012
Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology

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