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What is a Stomach Ulcer and What Are Its Symptoms?

Posted by on August 18, 2011

Stomach UlcerThink you have a stomach ulcer? Well, in this article, we will be revealing what the main symptoms of stomach ulcer are as well as everything there is to know about ulcers. One thing to know is that stomach ulcers are known as peptic ulcers as well – just something to remember!

The main symptoms of an ulcer are burning stomach pain and gnawing stomach pain. After all, peptic ulcers are a sore in the stomach or small intestine, so they feel a lot like a sore would on any other part of the body.

They do feel a little bit different though, and that is because the acid from your stomach touches the ulcered area which helps contribute to the burning sensation. The pain receptors in your stomach and small intestine also aren’t very specific, which is why you get a general stomach ache instead of a very refined sort of pain like you might get on your skin.

An ulcer itself is simply an erosion of the tissue and as mentioned above not only occurs in the stomach but also the small intestine. Specifically, the most common place to get ulcers is actually the duodenum, which is the entryway to the small intestine. This is the area where most ulcers strike surprisingly enough.

If you do have an ulcer, odds are you will be wanting to know how it got there and what to do about it. The primary cause of stomach ulcers is an unusual bacteria known as H pylori that happens to make its home in the tissues of your stomach and small intestine.

If you want to get rid of it, you have to deal with it just like any other bacteria: via antibiotics. However, H pylori is sort of a super bacteria and requires some very specific medicine to deal with. As a result, you are best off checking our your doctor should you be faced with this bacterium.

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