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  • I have a heartburn like a hot thing coming in

  • There is a feeling of strangeness in the pit of the stomach

  • There is a feeling that gastric fluid is flowing up

  • Chest discomfort gets better when I drink something

  • Coughing and reflux sensation when I lie down

  • Acid reflux when I eat too much

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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is gastroduodenal ulcer?

Ulcers can develop in the stomach and small intestines. In severe cases, the ulcers can cause bleeding or a hole in the gut wall. Common causes include the bacteria H. pylori, and painkillers such as Diclofenac.

Symptoms of gastroduodenal ulcer

  • Upper central abdominal pain

  • Upset tummy / upper abdominal discomfort

  • Stomach pain or tummy ache in a specific place

  • Heartburn; painful burning feeling in the chest or throat

  • Black, shiny stool

  • Abdominal discomfort

  • Burning or hunger sensation in the stomach

  • Mental stress or physical exhaustion

Questions your doctor may ask to check for gastroduodenal ulcer

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose gastroduodenal ulcer

  • Do you have pain in the pit of the stomach (top middle of the abdomen)?

  • Do you have discomfort (but not pain) around the upper part of your abdomen /stomach? Such as an upset tummy?

  • Do you have abdominal (stomach) pain in any particular location?

  • Do you have heartburn?

  • Do you have stools that are black (like hair) and shiny?

Treatment for gastroduodenal ulcer

Treatment involves helping the stomach to heal. The doctor may prescribe drugs to reduce gastric acid levels, and antibiotics to kill the H.pylori bacteria. In severe cases, a scope(camera) or surgery may be needed to stop an ulcer from bleeding or repair a hole in the gut wall.

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References

  • Bommelaer G, Stef A. Ulcère gastroduodénal: avant et après Helicobacter pylori [Gastroduodenal ulcer before and after Helicobacter pylori]. Gastroenterol Clin Biol. 2009 Aug-Sep;33(8-9):626-34. French. doi: 10.1016/j.gcb.2009.07.004. Epub 2009 Aug 13. PMID: 19682812.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0399832009002449?via%3Dihub

  • Sovtsov SA. [Management of perforative gastroduodenal ulcer]. Khirurgiia (Mosk). 2015;(11):41-45. Russian. doi: 10.17116/hirurgia20151141-45. PMID: 26978622.

    https://www.mediasphera.ru/issues/khirurgiya-zhurnal-im-n-i-pirogova/2015/11/downloads/ru/440023-12072015115

Reviewed By:

Aiko Yoshioka

Aiko Yoshioka, MD (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Yoshioka graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine. He worked as a gastroenterologist at Saiseikai Niigata Hospital and Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital before serving as the Deputy Chief of Gastroenterology at Tsubame Rosai Hospital and Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital. Dr. Yoshioka joined Saitama Saiseikai Kawaguchi General Hospital as Chief of Gastroenterology in April 2018.

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