Can untreated and severe acid reflux lead to death from a bleeding stomach ulcer??

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!

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Does stomach ulcer or acid reflux makes you hungry every couple of hours?

Sure, but maybe... ...your symptoms arise outside the stomach, like pancreas, biliary tree, etc. Stomach issues can be categorized as: problems with inflammation (e.g. ulcers), with infection (e.g. H.pylori or parasites), with motility (examples: gastroparesis, gastric outlet obstruction), with secretion (hyper or hypo-acidity), infiltrative (lymphoma, cancer), blood flow (gastropathies), functional dyspepsias, etc. Read more...

How do acid reflux and a stomach ulcer differ?

Related sometimes. A stomach ulcer is damage to the lining of the stomach ( hole) which can bleed, transform to something chronic, or just cause pain and suffering. Pain is a trigger to reflux, but so is a bad diet with excessive exposure to caffeine, alcohol, fizzy drinks, or fats which cause excessive acid production and leakage of acid into the esophagus. Both are treatable. Seek a doctor to help you. Read more...

Can a bleeding stomach ulcer cause significant blood loss??

Life threatening. Bleeding stomach ulcers may present in different stages from superficial to full perforations when they are life threatening. Read more...

My husband is 29 and has a bleeding stomach ulcer. We don't have insurance. What can we do?

Save a Life. You do everything it takes to save his life. You get the tests done to assess where and why he is bleeding. And then you get on the medications designed to help him heal and prevent him from bleeding further. And then he works on eliminating the cause of the problem so this does not re-occur. Read more...