Sharp Back Pain with Ulcer Symptoms

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  1. Changes in appetite such as appetite loss and fatty-food intolerance.
  2. Changes in weight. People with peptic ulcer can experience unintentional weight loss.
  3. This symptom may be followed with vomiting or feeling faint.
  4. Digestive discomfort such as indigestion.
  5. A discomfort burn sensation in the chest (heartburn).
  6. Blood (especially dark blood) in the stool – also often called tarry stools.
  7. Trouble breathing or chest pain.

Perforation is a rare complication of stomach ulcer. It is a condition of when the inside lining of your stomach splitting open, allowing bacteria in the stomach to escape which then may infect the lining of your abdominal cavity called peritoneum. The bacteria may also spread elsewhere through bloodstream, causing a condition called sepsis (blood poisoning).

An acute back pain that signal perforation is usually followed with a sudden abdominal pain (the most common symptom of perforation) which becomes steadily worse. Seek a medical help immediately if you experience this type of pain, because perforation is serious or even could be life-threatening

If perforation is suspected, tests (such as imaging tests) and immediate treatment is required. Resection or surgical drainage is often suggested to help cope with.

Acute back pain may also occur due to other digestive problems. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), for example, can occasionally cause pain in the back. But back pain is not common symptom of IBS. The common symptoms include abdominal pain, changes in bowel movement (including constipation or diarrhea), bloating, and flatulence.

Peptic ulcer is treatable or even curable. But again, it could turn into serious if left untreated. Furthermore, it’s important to follow the treatment plan as well. An ulcer may fail to heal if it’s not treated properly. For more guidance, talk with a doctor!

References:

  1. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/digestive-diseases/peptic-ulcers-stomach-ulcers/definition-facts
  2. http://patients.gi.org/topics/peptic-ulcer-disease/