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10 Signs and Symptoms of Having an Ulcer

You’ve probably known or have heard of people who have had the extremely unpleasant experience of dealing with an ulcer. Maybe you suspect you’re dealing with ulcer-like symptoms right now and want to find out if what you’re dealing with is, in fact, an ulcer. In any case, you’ve come to the right place.

So what, exactly, is an ulcer?

Ulcers are basically eroded sores that develop on the body’s skin and mucous membranes. They can be quite painful, and can appear anywhere in the body.

If not treated, ulcers can even start to bleed, and while ulcers typically aren’t life-threatening, they can cause extreme discomfort and be very painful.

From exhaustion to indigestion and nausea, ulcers can result in a whole host of unpleasant symptoms. This is a list of 10 signs and symptoms of having an ulcer:

1. Painful Stomach

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Experiencing pain and discomfort in your stomach area, particularly around the midsection of your abdomen, is a potential sign of an ulcer. Here’s a quick and easy way you can test this: Start at your belly button and move your fingers up about 4 inches. If this is the area that you are experiencing the pain in, then it’s a definite indicator that you could have an ulcer.

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