Some people with peptic ulcer have no symptoms. Other people can have symptoms that include:
- Pain in the upper belly
- Bloating or feeling gull after eating a small amount of food
- Not feeling hungry
- Nausea and vomiting
All these symptoms are non-specific, and can also be caused by other conditions.
Sometimes, peptic ulcers can lead to serious problems. These include:
Bleeding — This can present as black tarry stool, vomiting blood, or sometimes, bright red bowel movements.
A hole in the wall of the stomach or duodenum — This can cause sudden and severe belly pain.