What does an ulcer feel like?

The pain associated with an ulcer can vary depending on the location of the ulcer and the underlying cause. Some common descriptions of the pain associated with an ulcer include:

  • A burning, gnawing, or aching sensation in the upper abdomen, chest, or stomach.
  • Pain is worse when the stomach is empty and may be temporarily relieved by eating or taking antacids.
  • Pain that wakes you up at night or early in the morning
  • Pain is relieved by antacids or other medications.

It is also important to note that some people with ulcers may have no pain or very mild pain, and the ulcer may be discovered during a routine medical exam or endoscopy.

If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your stomach or abdomen, it is important to consult with a healthcare provider to determine the cause and to develop an appropriate treatment plan.

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