Peptic Ulcers (cont.)
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Ulcers do not always cause symptoms. Sometimes, a serious complication such as bleeding is the first sign of an ulcer.
The most common symptom of peptic ulcers is abdominal pain.
Other symptoms of peptic ulcers include the following:
Severe ulcers may cause bleeding in the stomach or duodenum. Bleeding is sometimes the only symptom of an ulcer. This bleeding can be fast or slow. Fast bleeding reveals itself in one of the following ways:
Slow bleeding is often more difficult to detect, because it has no dramatic symptoms.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/13/2014
Michael W Stratemeier, MD
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