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A 24-year-old female asked:

Can a gastric/duodenal/esophageal ulcer cause chronic middle back pain and fatigue/tiredness?

4 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Yes, sure can!: An ulcer in any of these places can cause back pain and fatigue. Other causes are possible, too. So treat the ulcer. If the back pain and fatigue does not go away, then get checked for other possible reasons.
Dr. Jose Nieto
Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Intestinal ulcers: esophageal ulcers tend to cause chest and upper abdominal pain. Gastric ulcers depending on location can cause upper abdominal and per umbilical pain. Duodenal ulcers can cause mid abdominal pain that radiates to the back. As the ulcer heals the pain should subside.
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
YES: They can also bleed!!! Get that checked out ASAP Hope this helps! Dr Z
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endocrinology 52 years experience
Gastric: It can certainly cause fatigue and tiredness but less likely to cause middle It is time to see your doctor about this.

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