A 21-year-old male asked:
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can untreated and severe acid reflux lead to death from a bleeding stomach ulcer??

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Yes, unfortunately.: Although there are many causes for gastric (stomach) ulcers, severe acid production and reflux is one of them. (Also, severe acid reflux can cause a bleeding esophagus, or food tube, which can be fatal). Any internal bleeding can cause death, because often the bleeding is masked. If you have acid reflux, talk to a doctor about treatment options (meds, surgery) & get checked right away. Good luck!
Answered on Aug 4, 2017

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