A 34-year-old male asked:
How are symptoms different between gastritis and gastric/peptic ulcer?
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Dr. Tara Pernot answered
23 years experience in Internal Medicine
They can overlap.: Some symptoms of gastritis and gastric ulcer can be the same - abdominal pain and discomfort. Some times an ulcer can cause more severe pain and if it is causing bleeding people will have black bowel movements or "melena " as a result. Sometimes an evaluation by a physician with lab work and possibly EGD (scope to look in stomach to visualize esophagus and stomach lining) is the only way to tell
Answered on Jan 5, 2015
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