Do Ulcers Hurt When You Press On The Stomach?
Last updated September 17, 2019
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Abdominal tenderness may also be caused by Meckel’s diverticulum, a small pouch on the wall of the lower section of small intestine (it usually occurs at birth) . Other possible causes include ruptured ovarian cyst, twisted fallopian tubes, and ruptured ectopic pregnancy.
If your doctor thinks that you have ulcers, a number of tests are required. These include:
- First, your doctor needs to check your medical history and perform a physical exam.
- Laboratory tests (such as breath, stool, or blood test) to look for H-pylori infection. Breath test is usually more accurate than stool or blood test.
- If necessary, your doctor may recommend gastroscopy (also called endoscopy). In this procedure, a hallow tube with small fiber-optic camera is passed down into the stomach and small intestine to look for ulcers.
An X-ray examination may be another test. But today it is rarely used for diagnosing ulcers since it is less accurate than endoscopy.