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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! 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...

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...

Severe uncontrolled GERD (acid reflux). Can this cause stomach ulcers & internal bleeding?

Different. these are two different disease processes. You can have reflux from excess acid but it is usually a mechanical problem at the junction of stomach and esophagus. Consider talking to a doctor and getting Egd . Read more...

What are the main differences in symptoms between acid reflux and stomach ulcers?

Location. Pain location with acid reflux is typically in mid-lower chest, and has a burning quality. Pain from stomach ulcers will localize in the upper abdomen; pressing over stomach is usually painful. Read more...