What most people do not know is that most stomach ulcers or peptic ulcers does not really happen within the stomach but are ulcers on the first part of the small intestines or duodenum. Only a small percentage of stomach or peptic ulcers really do occur in the stomach itself. And about only 4% of these ulcers are caused by malignant tumors, and to exclude cancers multiple biopsies are needed. But usually duodenum peptic ulcers are generally benign.
Usually you a stomach ulcer is painful at the instance of food intake, while a duodenum will take about and hour or 3 hours after food intake to show signs of pain. Typically ulcers will tend to heal and recur, resulting for pain to occur and wane or disappear within hours or days at a time. Stomach ulcers might be just typical peptic ulcers, but they may be a symptom or cause more complications if it goes untreated. To prevent complications like gastrointestinal bleeding, it is advisable to seek medical help regarding your ulcers, for proper diagnosis and medication for faster healing and safer pain management.