Tell me the difference between the symptoms of a stomach ulcer and not just an upset stomach or indigestion?
Let me help. Indigestion a discomfort in the abdominal area that is often associated with food. An ulcer is a physical wound where the inner lining of the stomach or small intestine wears away exposing the inner tissues. Indigestion can be caused by many different types of gastrointestinal problems.
Yes. They can be similar, and there is a lot of overlap of symptoms when it comes to diagnosing causes of upper abdominal trouble. Heartburn symptoms are fully described in prior answer. Stomach ulcer is an actual removal of a part of the stomach (gastric) lining leaving a round hole part way thru the lining. The most common side effect from Aspirin related drugs is gastritis or gastric ulcer. Read more...