Peptic ulcer symptoms

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Peptic ulcers are small, open and well localized lesions that affect the mucosa of the digestive tract exposed to the action of gastric juices. They can therefore develop at the level of the stomach (gastric ulcer), the upper part of the small intestine (duodenal ulcer) or the lower part of the esophagus (esophageal ulcer). The most common causes are bacterial infections (Helicobacter pylori) and prolonged intake of certain drugs, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and cortisone. Stress, smoking, alcoholism and incorrect dietary habits can facilitate the onset of the disease.

Most common symptoms and signs *

  • Acute abdomen
  • aerophagia
  • Halitosis
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Anorexia
  • Increased appetite
  • Bitter mouth
  • Retrosternal burning
  • Heartburn
  • Bad digestion
  • Diarrhea
  • Dysphagia
  • Pain in a hip
  • Chest pain
  • Pain in the Navel
  • Pain in the Stomach Mouth
  • Pain in the upper part of the abdomen
  • Pain in the sternum
  • Hematemesis
  • heartburn
  • Belching
  • Feces picee
  • Hypovolemia
  • lipotimia
  • Melena
  • Nausea
  • Nausea and vomiting in the early stages of pregnancy
  • Pallor
  • Weight loss
  • Gastrointestinal perforation
  • Heaviness in the stomach
  • pneumomediastinum
  • presyncope
  • Intense salivation
  • Blood in Saliva
  • Blood in the stool
  • Inflated stomach
  • He retched
  • Biliary vomiting

Further indications

The most important symptom of peptic ulcer is the heartburn associated with abdominal pain, located in the lower part and just below the sternum up to the navel. The pain is caused by the ulcer and is aggravated by its contact with the acid secretion of the stomach; for this reason the symptoms listed above are aggravated in the thirty minutes following the meal and fasting. The periodicity of the painful symptoms during the day can be added a seasonal periodicity, with characteristic accentuations in the spring and autumn period.