The human stomach is made up of various structures, layers and membranes. Each of them plays an important role in the earliest stage of the digestive system. When some aspect of stomach health is affected it can cause discomfort and digestive issues while also impacting your overall quality of life.
Stomach ulcers can be a serious issue related to several possible factors. Here at Dr. John Abroon’s clinic located in New York City’s Upper Eastside, he can perform various tests to diagnose a stomach problem.
Common symptoms associated with a developing stomach ulcer might include an aching, burning or gnawing pain in the stomach, as well as back pain and vomiting. Some people suffering from stomach ulcers will also experience a loss of appetite and related weight loss. You should be especially concerned if you vomit blood or a material that looks like coffee grounds or if you pass stools that are black or contain dark red blood.
In some of these cases the H. Pylori bacteria might the root causes of a stomach ulcer. The bacterial presence embeds itself into the epithelial layer of the stomach where they begin to colonize and spread leading to a gradually worsening ulcer in the stomach lining.
Testing for the H. Pylori is noninvasive and can be performed on an outpatient basis. If Dr. Abroon finds the bacteria in a stool, blood or other diagnostic sample, he will present you with a treatment plan tailored to the severity of the H. Pylori infection.
If you live in the New York City, area and you have been experiencing symptoms of a stomach ulcer, you should call (212) 288-0900 to schedule an appointment at Dr. John Abroon’s Clinic on the Upper Eastside.