Gastric Ulcer

Stomach ulcers, which are also known as gastric ulcers, are painful sores in the stomach lining. Stomach ulcers are a type of peptic ulcer disease. Peptic ulcers are any ulcers that affect both the stomach and small intestines.

A sore that develops on the lining of the esophagus, stomach or small intestine.
Ulcers occur when stomach acid damages the lining of the digestive tract.

Common causes include the bacteria H Pylori and anti-inflammatory pain relievers including aspirin.

Upper abdominal pain is a common symptom.


  • Dull pain in the stomach, weight loss, not wanting to eat because of pain, nausea or vomiting, bloating
  • Feeling easily full, burping or acid reflux, heartburn, which is a burning sensation in the chest)
  • Pain that may improve when you eat, drink, or take antacids
  • Anemia, whose symptoms can include tiredness, shortness of breath, or paler skin, vomit dark, tarry stools that’s bloody or looks like coffee grounds