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What are ulcers?

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Ulcers are painful sores in the lining of the stomach or the first part of the small intestine. Not all of them have symptoms, but in severe cases, ulcer symptoms can include:

  • Dark or black stools (due to bleeding)
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Severe pain in the mid to upper belly

SOURCE: National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 23, 2017

SOURCE: National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 23, 2017

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