How do you tell if you have a stomach ulcer?
You may be able to tell if you have a stomach ulcer by the symptoms. Stomach ulcer symptoms include: burning or gnawing feeling that usually occurs in the upper abdomen, appetite loss, weight loss, recurrent vomiting, black stool, bloody stool, and in some cases anemia.
An ulcer is a lesion of the skin, mouth, throat, stomach or intestinal tract. An ulcer is an irritation of tissue, leading to tissue breakdown. A stomach ulcer can start small but eventually eat a hole through the stomach. A skin ulcer can start off as a scratch and end up having infected tissue up to the bone.
What medical problem results when the mucous lining and part of the stomach wall are destroyed or eaten away from stomach acids?
It depends. They can erode into an artery in the wall of the stomach and cause mild to severe bleeding. Sometimes they are painful and sometimes not. The pain is not necessarily proportional to the severity of the ulcer. Chronic irritation of the stomach or esophagus from an ulcer may predispose to cancer.
An ulcer is an erosion in the mucosal layer of the digestive tract. A gastric ulcer occurs in the lining of the stomach. A duodenal ulcer is an ulcer that occurs in the mucosa of the duodenum (the first part of the small intestine). Both types of ulcers have been known to be caused by the bacteria Helicobacter pylori and are easily treatable. If untreated, they can lead to stomach cancer.
For -burst- stomach ulcers without medical treatment, yes. When an ulcer bursts, blood may enter the stomach, causing blood loss, or stomach contents may enter the abdominal cavity causing sepsis. The ulcer may also break through to other organs, or be a sign of cancer. If the ulcer bursts, seek immediate medical attention. However, most stomach ulcers are just painful, and don't burst.
A stomach ulcer and a peptic ulcer are indeed one and the same. Now how you come to get an ulcer, is a completely different story altogether. Examples of getting a stomach ulcer would be: Poor eating habits inherited stomach problems stress smoking taking too many drugs (legal or illegal) drinking To see if you may have an ulcer go to this link http://heartburn.about.com/library/quizzes/bl_ulcerquiz.htm . Also I would like to let you know that there…