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5 Things You Need to Know About Stomach Ulcer Symptoms

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Ken Chisholm is a freelance writer who began writing in 2007 for LIVESTRONG.COM. He has experience in health care, surgery, nursing and orthopedics as an orthopedic physician assistant and a registered nurse. He holds a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Findlay, Ohio.
5 Things You Need to Know About Stomach Ulcer Symptoms
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We all have, at one time or another, experienced the discomfort of heartburn, or acid indigestion; perhaps too much spicy food, too much alcohol or a combination of foods that give us the all-too-familiar knot in the stomach. This is one of the most common complaints that one hears at the office.
But what if that burning "pain in the gut" isn't heartburn? It could be the makings of a stomach ulcer, a potentially serious condition.

We all have, at one time or another, experienced the discomfort of heartburn, or acid indigestion; perhaps too much spicy food, too much alcohol or a combination of foods that give us the all-too-familiar knot in the stomach. This is one of the most common complaints that one hears at the office.
But what if that burning "pain in the gut" isn't heartburn? It could be the makings of a stomach ulcer, a potentially serious condition.

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