I have a peptic ulcer. Can that cause cancer?
The leading cause of peptic ulcers is H. pylori infection.
Smoking does not cause ulcer formation, but it does cause gastritis, and does cause delayed healing of ulcers.
H. pylori bacteria
H. Pylori bacteria is the cause.
Duodenal ulcers, gastric ulcers and esophageal ulcers are all subcategories of peptic ulcers.
Peptic disease is stomach ulcers.
Peptic ulcer is singular. Peptic ulcers is plural.
Peptic ulcers can be caused by hyperacidity or by the bacteria H. pylori.
Stomach ulcers can cause weight loss if it's peptic. If it's duodenal ulcers, then that may cause weight gain because the person eats more to ease discomfort.