A 37-year-old member asked:
Does peptic ulcer disease lead to weight loss?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Charles Cattano answered
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Weight loss and PUD: Involuntary weight loss is always considered a clinical "red flag." that being said, it is not a surprise that peptic ulcer disease patients may experience less interest in eating due to the pain that meals engender. Under such circumstance, weight loss may follow. However, stomach ulcers may on occasion arise in the setting of cancer, severe physiologic stress, trauma. Don't ignore "red flags.".
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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