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peptic ulcer may include bleeding, perforation,
penetration, or obstruction.
Peptic ulcers sometimes bleed.
If you are vomiting blood and/or material that looks like coffee
grounds, or if you have stools that are black, look like tar, or are maroon or bloody, see a doctor immediately. The chances of successfully treating your
ulcer are best if you see a doctor when you first notice any bleeding.
Perforation occurs when an ulcer eats through the wall of the
stomach or intestine into the abdominal (belly) cavity.
Current as of:
November 15, 2013
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
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