(HealthDay News) -- A sore or hole in the lining of the stomach is called an ulcer.
How do you know that you've got one? Your doctor should evaluate your symptoms, but here's is a list of possible warning signs, courtesy of the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse:
- Pain in the stomach that feels dull, not sharp, and burning.
- Stomach pain that usually goes away after you eat, but may return several hours after.
- Stomach pain that occurs in the middle of the night when you haven't eaten in several hours.
- Weight loss and loss of appetite.
- Nausea and vomiting.