You have pain specifically in your upper abdomen
One of the most common ulcer symptoms is a severe pain in the upper abdomen, according to Neil Sengupta, MD, a gastroenterology specialist at the University of Chicago. Ulcers can develop anywhere in the upper digestive track, but Dr. Sengupta says we often think about those occurring in the stomach or small intestine, where we feel pain. This pain usually occurs between the breastbone and belly button, and can bring on a burning, aching, or dull feeling. The sensation may begin as a light, mild pain but often progresses into something more serious as the ulcers develop. Find out what other types of stomach pains might mean.
You feel nauseous
One of the other telltale ulcer symptoms is feeling nauseous, Dr. Sengupta says. According to the website RM Healthy, ulcers alter the chemistry of digestive fluids in your stomach, causing you to feel a bit queasy, especially in the morning. While digesting food is often a painful feat when you have an ulcer, many patients report that having a little grub in your stomach can help the nausea subside. Here are other home remedies for an upset stomach you can try.