Ulcer is the result of an imbalance in your digestive fluids. It is considered to be a painful sore in the stomach lining or at the opening of the small intestine.
Below are the 10 warning signs of ulcer you should know:
1. Abdominal pain
Experiencing a burning sensation or pain in the middle or upper part of the stomach after eating or at night. The pain often come and go in stabbing or burning pain.
2. Flu-like symptoms
Flu like symptoms such as nausea, fever, fatigue and general malaise that does not go away over the next few days.
Ulcer can cause gastrointestinal pain and terrible indigestion. This usually means hiccuping and burping following meals.
4. Loss of appetite
Individuals with ulcer may experience appetite loss due to intense and sudden stomach pains.
Imbalance of digestive juices often lead to nausea. You will likely experience mild to severe nausea with an ulcer. This usually happens first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
6. Heavy abdomen
Abdominal heaviness is a common thing to feel as an ulcer develops. The feeling of fullness or heaviness in the belly that is quite similar to the burdensome feeling you can get after drinking lots of water.
7. Unexplained hunger
It is also common for someone with ulcer to feel hunger pangs after only a couple of hours from eating a full meal. These are not hunger pangs, but rather ulcer pain, that are caused by increased digestive juices.
8. Sudden weight loss
Loss of appetite may cause sudden weight loss due to lack of eating. It can also be due to your ulcer causing you to vomit frequently, that can contribute to weight loss.
9. V omitting blood
Vomiting is common with ulcer due to the high levels of digestive juices in your stomach and intestines. But if your vomit contains traces of blood, this can indicate an advanced state of ulcer and needs medical attention as soon as possible.
10. Discolored stool
Ulcer can cause discolored stool that appear pasty, darker or bloody. A bloody stool indicates that your ulcer is growing in size or is becoming more severe.