Peptic ulcers are open sores in your digestive tract. When they're located inside your stomach, they’re also called gastric ulcers. When they are found in the upper part of your small intestine, they are called duodenal ulcers.
Some people aren't even aware they have an ulcer. Others have symptoms like heartburn and abdominal pain. Ulcers can become very dangerous if they perforate the gut or bleed heavily (also known as a hemorrhage). Keep reading to learn more about symptoms and treatment for ulcers, as well as to uncover a few ulcer myths.