Is that heart burn just not going away? Hi
I’m Dr. Savage. I’m an osteopathic family practice physician in Tampa. I’m here to describe
the symptoms of having a gastric ulcer. Gastric means stomach. You can just be having your
regular heartburn and that acid in the stomach erodes through and actually causes your stomach
to start bleeding. If that doesn’t make its way out you actually might even reflux blood.
This is a serious condition. Other symptoms to look for would be where does the blood
go, it goes downstream and you actually excrete the blood, you poop out the blood. One thing
that is unusual about that though is it comes from the upper gastro intestinal tract, blood
often gets digested so on the way out the stool, the poop, actually looks black and
that is something to look for. If there is blood in the stool or if you have black colored
stools or black colored vomit. You should be very concerned for having gastric ulcers
and you should medical attention right away. I hope this was helpful. I’m Dr. Savage and
I wish you the best of health.