Peptic ulcers are formed when stomach acid damages the lining of your digestive tract. This results in open sores that can cause burning pain from the navel to the chest.
Peptic ulcers are fairly common and two types of tests are used to diagnose this condition. The first is endoscopy and the other is an upper gastrointestinal series. Untreated peptic ulcers can cause a hole to develop in your stomach lining, internal bleeding, or scar tissue build-up than can make it difficult for food to pass through your digestive tract. When treated properly with medicine, or in some cases surgery, most peptic ulcers can be healed.
Symptoms of Peptic Ulcers can include:
- Bloody or dark stools
- Changes in appetite
- Chest pain
- Weight loss
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