Thank you for the query.
Yes, this can be peptic ulcer
. However you need to know that also stomach cancer
can give similar to ulcer symptoms. That is why it is recommended to perform upper GI endoscopy always when such symptoms do appear. During this test also Helicobacter Pylori infection
will be checked and if positive, antibiotics will be necessary.
Sometimes such pain can also appear due to gallstones, however it usually radiates to the back. In case of negative endoscopy, other tests like abdominal ultrasound
, blood work, liver tests will be necessary.
Hope this will help.