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    What are stomach ulcers?

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    Dr Kenneth Chin Ming Wong

    Bariatric (Obesity) Surgeon, Laparoscopic Surgeon

    Dr Ken Wong is a very experienced specialist surgeon focussing on keyhole surgery techniques for gallstones, bowel cancer, hernia and weight loss surgery. He graduated ... View Profile

    Stomach ulcers are breaks in the internal lining of the stomach. These can present with bleeding, pain, rupture or vague discomfort. They are thought to be related to infection by Helicobacter pylori, too much acid in the stomach or sometimes no identifiable cause. If you are experiencing symptoms of abdominal pain, nausea, bloating or discomfort before/after meals, then consider seeing a surgeon with regards to organising a camera examination of the stomach (panendoscopy or gastroscopy)

    Dr Ken Wong

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