I have noticed in 3 spots on my stomach that when I push down it hurts terribly bad. It feels like I am sticking my finger in an open wound. Could this be ulcers? Also what, other then h pylori can ulcers be caused from?
You should def have that checked out by your physician....try and see if you can get a visit with a Gastroenterologist. H. pylori is responsible for the majority of peptic ulcers. H. pylori does not cause ulcers in every infected person.
Some Symptoms of an Ulcer:
-is a dull, gnawing ache.
-comes and goes for several days or weeks.
-occurs 2 to 3 hours after a meal.
-occurs in the middle of the night (when the stomach is empty).
-is relieved by food.
-is relieved by antacid medications.
Also may include these symptoms:
If you have ANY of these please go to the nearest ER:
-sharp, sudden, persistent stomach pain
-bloody or black stools
-bloody vomit or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
If you have ANY of the above emergency symptoms, it may be caused by:
-perforation--when the ulcer burrows through the stomach or duodenal wall.
-bleeding--when acid or the ulcer breaks a blood vessel.
-obstruction--when the ulcer blocks the path of food trying to leave the stomach.
These are some important facts:
-A peptic ulcer is a sore in the lining of the stomach or duodenum.
-The majority of peptic ulcers are caused by the H. pylori bacterium. Many of the other cases are caused by NSAIDs. None are caused by spicy food or stress.
-H. pylori can be transmitted from person to person through close contact and exposure to vomit.
-Always wash your hands after using the bathroom and before eating.
-A combination of antibiotics and other drugs is the most effective treatment for H. pylori peptic ulcers.
Thanks so much for your help. I have been tested for hpylori and do not have it. I have been seeing a specialist but he just says its IBS. I also have alot of problems with GERD. Could it be stomach errosion from too much acid??
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