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Stomach Ulcer

About Stomach Ulcer

About Stomach Ulcer

Stomach ulcers are also called gastric or peptic ulcers. These are painful sores formed in the lining of the stomach. Stomach ulcers affect the stomach and small intestines. It occurs when the digestive acids damage the tissues of the stomach lining. Imaging and lab tests are often performed to diagnose the ulcer. Stomach ulcers can be cured and treated, but they can be severe if proper treatment is not given.

Symptoms

Symptoms

Symptoms of stomach ulcers or peptic ulcers vary from person to person. But one of the most common symptoms of stomach ulcer is burning sensations in the middle of the abdominal area between the check and belly button. If you haven’t been eating, leaving your stomach empty and therefore feeling more pain than usual, it is also an indicator of an ulcer. Below are some common indicators or signs of stomach ulcers.

Causes of stomach ulcer

Causes of stomach ulcer

Stomach ulcers occur when the mucus layer known to protect the stomach lining and small intestine against the acid is decreased. Thereby the amount of acid in the stomach is increased. Therefore, acids leave the stomach sore, and there might be blood due to the extreme pain. Common causes of stomach ulcers are:

Diagnosis

Diagnosis

It is essential to provide your doctor with your entire medical history and undergo a physical exam. Once the physical eczema is completed, a set of tests and procedures might be needed to help diagnose the exact cause of the stomach ulcers.

Treatment

Treatment

If H. pylori is detected in the digestive tract, the doctor recommends specific treatment options. Below are some treatments for stomach ulcer