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I am pretty sure that I have an ulcer in my stomach. Can the ulcer cause back pain in the upper right side?

I am pretty sure that I have an ulcer in my stomach. Can the ulcer cause back pain in the upper right side?

UNUSUAL: It is vry unusul to get pain in rt upper side in the back I wll suggest you get it checked as these are not symptoms of Ulcer in stomach ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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My son has low back pain and stomach pain, reflux. Only a boy. Could it be ulcer?

My son has low back pain and stomach pain, reflux. Only a boy. Could it be ulcer?

Anything possible : I suppose anything is possible, yet I have treated thousands of kids with reflux & never seen a kid with an ulcer in 3 decades. Most pediatric gastroenterologists i work with would not risk the scoping procedure to look for an ulcer until a kid had aggressive treatment for reflux for 6mo. ...Read more

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Gastritis or stomach ulcers stomach pains in my head it loss appetite pains in legs lower back pain hard to breeze?

Gastric Ulcer: These can produce back pain and various other sequelae such as sepsis and lung injury. I would recommend evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have burning backpain especiaaly when i eat hot or spicy food. The pain started from the stomach then it is now based on my back. Could it be ulcers?

I have burning backpain especiaaly when i eat hot or spicy food. The pain started from the stomach then it is now based on my back. Could it be ulcers?

Yes: It sound as if you are experiencing gastric irritation. This may be do to peptic ulcer disease or to gastroesophogeal reflux disease. Often peptic ulcer disease will result in pain of the mid-portion area of the back area. There is no associated radiation of that pain into the legs. ...Read more

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What type of ulcer causes lower right back pain and hard to breathe when taking a deep breath?

What type of ulcer causes lower right back pain and hard to breathe when taking a deep breath?

None I know of: I cannot think of any type of ulcer that would cause this type of pain. Right lower back pain exacerbated with breathing can be an issue with the junction of the rib and the spine at that lower level. Also in that region are the quadratus muscles, lateral border of the paraspinals which could also be part of the problem. Best to see your doctor for evaluation to try and sort this out. Best of luck ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more