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I have stomach ulcers and i was wondering what are the signs and symptoms of bleeding ulcers... cause i think mine may be bleeding?

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Dark stool: The main signs are bloody vomit and dark black stools. If you see these, call your doctor as soon as possible.

Answered 3/22/2020

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Stool test: If you think your ulcer may be bleeding, you can to stool test for occult blood. You need to take dietary precautions and it will be prudent to talk to your doctor. Usually three tests are needed to rule out bleeding. Visit this site for info: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003393.htm

Answered 11/23/2019

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