Abdominal Pains And What They Could Mean

Localized Abdominal Pain – Ulcers

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Ulcers are extremely painful and can be found in the intestines or stomach lining. As the protective mucus lining thins, digestive acids are able to cause damage. Based on the amount of acid present, exposed areas are often extremely painful.

Most commonly, affected individuals complain about a localized burning sensation. A number of factors play a role, including smoking, genetics, diet, infection, and the long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. If you have an ulcer, avoid coffee, soda, spicy foods, processed items and fast food, while limiting your intake of red meat.

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