What causes multiple ulcers in your stomach?
The most common causes of peptic ulcers are infection with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) and naproxen sodium (Aleve). Stress and spicy foods do not cause peptic ulcers.
How many stomach ulcers can you have at once?
Gastric and duodenal ulcers are two kinds of peptic ulcers. A peptic ulcer is a sore that’s on the inside of the stomach lining — a gastric ulcer — or the upper part of the small intestine — a duodenal ulcer. A person can have one or both types of ulcers at the same time.
When should I be concerned about a stomach ulcer?
Call Your Doctor About an Ulcer If: You’ve been diagnosed with an ulcer and begin having symptoms of anemia, such as dizziness, weakness, fatigue, and a pale complexion; your ulcer may be bleeding. You have symptoms of an ulcer and develop severe back pain; your ulcer may be perforating the stomach wall.
Can stomach ulcer be cured?
Q: Can an ulcer be completely cured? A: If you have peptic ulcer disease, which can involve stomach ulcers and/or duodenal ulcers of the small intestine, the answer is yes! These ulcers can be completely healed.
How long do stomach ulcers take to heal?
Uncomplicated gastric ulcers take up to two or three months to heal completely. Duodenal ulcers take about six weeks to heal. An ulcer can temporarily heal without antibiotics. But it is common for an ulcer to recur or for another ulcer to form nearby, if the bacteria are not killed.
Do stomach ulcers hurt all the time?
The most common symptom of a stomach ulcer is a burning or gnawing pain in the centre of the tummy (abdomen). But stomach ulcers aren’t always painful and some people may experience other symptoms, such as indigestion, heartburn and feeling sick.
What is the last stage of ulcer?
The final and most life threatening stage is a Bleeding Ulcer. This type of ulcer is a partial or complete hole in the stomach tissue causing hemorrhage. This condition is a medical emergency and can cause significant GI complications.