What is Peptic Ulcer?
- Gnawing or burning pain
- Nausea or vomiting
- Dark or black stool
- Weight loss
- Severe pain in the upper abdomen
- Trouble while breathing
- Changes in appetite
- Chest pain
- Obstruction of emptying the passage of blood
- Orthostatic hypotension
- Blood vomiting
- Excessive production of stomach acid
- Presence of bacteria other than H.Pylori in the stomach
- Other diseases called stomach cancer and Crohn’s disease
Frequently Asked Questions:
The bacteria Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and naproxen sodium are the most common causes of peptic ulcers (Aleve). Peptic ulcers are not caused by stress or spicy foods.
To identify peptic ulcer disease, your doctor may do a gastrointestinal endoscopy with a biopsy. Your doctor can evaluate the mucus lining of your upper gastrointestinal tract with gastrointestinal endoscopy.
Gastric ulcers that aren't difficult can take up to two or three months to heal entirely. It takes roughly six weeks for duodenal ulcers to heal. Without antibiotics, an ulcer can heal briefly. However, if the germs are not eliminated, it is typical for an ulcer to reoccur or for another ulcer to form nearby.