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Is it an ulcer? — Home GP for ulcers in Marbella

Home GP for ulcers in Marbella

There are several conditions in which ulcers may not show any signs or symptoms of their presence. Ulcer symptoms that are most often reported include a dull or searing discomfort in the lower abdomen, between the breastbone and the belly button. But how to know if it’s an ulcer? Keep reading to know more about the symptoms of ulcer and when to call our home GP for ulcers in Marbella.


What is a stomach ulcer?

Stomach ulcers, also known as gastric ulcers, are painful lesions on the stomach's lining that develop over time. Peptic ulcer disease, which includes stomach ulcers, is a form of digestive disorder. Ulcers of the stomach and small intestine are known as peptic ulcers because they may affect both the stomach and small intestine.

It is believed that stomach ulcers are caused by a reduction in the thickness of the mucus layer that shields your stomach from digestive fluids. This permits the digestive acids to eat away at the tissues that border the stomach, resulting in the formation of an ulcer in the stomach wall.

Despite the fact that stomach ulcers are readily treated, they may grow serious if not treated properly.


Is it an ulcer?

Stomach ulcers are accompanied by a multitude of symptoms that are difficult to identify. The intensity of the ulcer's symptoms is determined by the severity of the symptoms.

An uncomfortable burning feeling or discomfort in the centre of your abdomen between your chest and belly button are the most prevalent signs and symptoms of this condition. Generally speaking, the discomfort will be more strong when your stomach is empty, and it may last anywhere from a few minutes to several hours on average.

Some of the other typical signs and symptoms of ulcers are as follows:

  • weight loss
  • nausea or vomiting
  • dull pain in the stomach
  • bloating
  • not wanting to eat because of pain
  • burping or acid reflux
  • pain that improves after drinking, eating, or take antacids
  • feeling easily full
  • heartburn, which is a burning sensation in the chest)
  • dark, tarry stools
  • bloody or coffee grounds-like vomit
  • anaemia

If you are experiencing any of the signs of a stomach ulcer, call our home GP for ulcers in Marbella. Even though ulcers may provide only little pain, if left untreated, they may become more serious. Ulcers that are bleeding may become life-threatening.


When should you call our home GP for ulcers in Marbella?

If you suspect that you have a stomach ulcer, call our home GP for ulcers in Marbella immediately. You can talk about your symptoms and therapy choices together.

It's important to have a stomach ulcer treated since, if left untreated, ulcers and H. pylori may lead to the following complications:

  • Penetration (ulcer travels to another organ) 
  • Perforation (ulcer creates a hole in the wall of the digestive tract)
  • Obstruction (blockage in the digestive tract)
  • stomach cancer

These problems might manifest themselves in a variety of ways, some of which are outlined below. You should call our home GP for ulcers in Marbella immediately if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • trouble breathing
  • weakness
  • sudden, sharp pain in your abdomen that doesn’t go away
  • red or black vomit or stools