stomach, gastric & duodenal ulcers

what is it?

Stomach or gastric ulcers are ulcerations that occurs on the stomach lining or first section of the small intestine. You may also hear the term peptic ulcer. It happens when the lining of the stomach breaks down causing damage. It can be caused by H.pylori infection, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin. Burning of abdominal pain are the main symptoms but you may also experience indigestion, heartburn or nausea.

where to get help

Seek help from your doctor if you are experiencing gut symptoms. Seek urgent medical help if you vomit blood, pass dark, stick stools, have blood in your stools, sharp pain that gets worse.

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