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How do I know if I have an ulcer in my stomach?

Stomach ulcers are painful sores on the lining of the stomach that can be lethal! Keep an eye out for the signs and symptoms

Stomach ulcers, commonly known as peptic ulcers, affect one out of every ten adults and are becoming more common. Ulcers in the small intestine or the esophagus might develop.

When the thick coating of mucus supposed to protect the stomach's digestive juices is diminished, a painful sore forms around the stomach, and the digestive acids eat away at the tissues lining the stomach!

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Stomach Ulcers should be treated as soon as possible because if not, the region would continue to eat away, leading to perforation and finally bleeding, which can be fatal! (Stomach ulcer surgeries are usually not the best because they have side effects, particularly in women, so it's preferable to get detected early and start therapy.

Take a look at the list below before your stomach ulcer gets worse, or if you're not sure what symptoms to look out for:

1. Acid Reflux

Heartburn is a symptom of a stomach ulcer. Spicy meals can cause a burning sensation in the chest, but if it persists and over-the-counter medications don't help, visit a doctor.

2. Burps and Hiccups

When hiccups and burps occur frequently after eating, drinking, or 'naturally' (which they aren't), it's time to consult a doctor for a thorough evaluation.

3. Pain in the Stomach

Consistent stomach pain/sharp or dagger-like pain in the stomach may indicate the presence of stomach ulcers and should be treated as soon as feasible.

4. Excessive gas

Another indicator of a stomach ulcer is bloating or feeling heavy even while not eating.

5. Soreness  

Another common indicator of a stomach ulcer is indigestion. See a doctor if you have a persistent feeling of discomfort or indigestion after eating anything.

6. Nauseous feeling

Seeing a doctor about a persistent sick feeling, particularly after eating, is a good idea.

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