What does stomach ulcer pain feel like?
The most common symptom of peptic ulcers is abdominal pain.
Stomach ulcer pain: Usually in the upper middle part of the abdomen, above the belly button (navel) and below the breastbone.
Can feel like burning, or gnawing, and it may go through to the back.
Do stomach ulcers go away on their own?
Some peptic ulcers heal on their own. But if you don’t treat them, the ulcers tend to come back. Prescription drugs called cytoprotective agents can help protect the lining of the stomach or small intestine so the ulcer can heal.
Do ulcers hurt when you push on your stomach?
Ulcers may cause severe pain at best, but at worst they create much more serious issues in the stomach. Many people try to push through their stomach pain, or convince themselves it’s caused by another, less serious factor. Without treatment, though, stomach ulcers can become serious.
What causes ulcers in the stomach?
Stomach ulcer causes
Stomach ulcers are usually caused by Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). These can break down the stomach’s defence against the acid it produces to digest food. The stomach lining then becomes damaged causing an ulcer to form.