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- GI haemorrhage
- haematemesis and melaena, or
- chronic slow oozing - patient with history of duodenal ulcer, tiredness, anaemic
- stricture: chronic fibrosis may eventually cause gastric outlet obstruction
Note that if an ulcer is the anterior portion of the duodenum then it is more likely to perforate - it is more common for duodenal ulcers to perforate than gastric ulcers, which are frequently posterior.
Last reviewed 01/2018