How are stomach ulcers diagnosed?

Diagnosing Stomach Ulcers

Stomach ulcers are diagnosed by:

  • Blood tests in order to test for presence of H.pylori
  • Fibrogastroscopy
  • X-ray of the stomach by means of barium swallow (a barium solution helps the stomach and gut appear in the X-ray)
  • Biopsy via a fibrogastroscopy (sampling of the ulcerative tissue to analyze it)

Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 23 Jan 2018
Medical Author: Dr. med. Diana Hysi