Are Ulcers and H. pylori Bacterial Infection Related?
H. pylori is the most common cause of gastric ulcers and gastritis, and 10% percent of those infected with H. pylori may develop an ulcer. Also, those infected have an increased risk of stomach cancer and lymphoma. Symptoms of gastric ulcers include:
- Pain (usually in the upper abdomen)
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite