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what are things that increase the risk of an ulcer bleeding?

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Dr. Norberto Allende-jimenez
Specializes in General Practice
Ulcer bleeding: H. Pylori, alcohol, nsaids, acetaminophen, spicy products just to name a few common irritants which in due time increases the risk of ulcer bleeding.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me if there is a way you can tell if the ulcer starts to bleed?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Black tarry stools: Some times only syptom is black tarry stools, and rarely it may cause blood coming up the esophagus up and one will be vomiting blood(hematemesis).
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A 22-year-old male asked:

Approximately how long does it take for an ulcer to start bleeding if left untreated?

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Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Unpredictable: You never know. A gastric (stomach) ulcer could bleed today or it might never bleed significantly. It depends on how bad the ulcer is and whether there is a major artery nearby.
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A 36-year-old female asked:

If .bm is black does that mean my ulcer is bleeding?

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Dr. Connie Anderson
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Hematochezia: It could be bleeding. Usually there is an odor. Iron can make your BM black. If a history of ulcers you should have your doctor check you. Do not take aspirin, Advil or aleve (naproxen) for headache until checked.

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