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Home > Be Healthy > Health Library > Complications of Peptic Ulcer
Complications of 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 ofNovember 7, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Current as of:
November 7, 2018
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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