Health Tip: Signs That You May Have an Ulcer

-- An ulcer is a sore that occurs in the tissue that lines the digestive tract. Most ulcers are believed caused by a bacterial infection.

The American Academy of Family Physicians says the warning signs of an ulcer may include:

  • Pain that improves with eating or drinking, then gets worse after another hour or two.
  • Pain that gets worse while eating or drinking.
  • Pain in the stomach that wakes you at night.
  • Feeling full very quickly.
  • Feeling heaviness, bloating, burning or a dull pain in the belly.
  • Throwing up.
  • Losing weight unexpectedly.

Posted: June 2010


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