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Acute Gastric Ulcer Evaluation
- Blood in the stool:
- Upper abdominal tenderness
- Vomiting blood
- Vomiting material that looks like coffee grounds
Tests are necessary to make the diagnosis of peptic ulcer disease.
Tests that may be used to evaluate peptic ulcer disease include:
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PubMed Acute Gastric Ulcer References
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- Ford AC, Delaney BC, Forman D, Moayyedi P. Eradication therapy in Helicobacter pylori positive peptic ulcer disease: systematic review and economic analysis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2004 Sep;99(9):1833-55. 
- Vakil N, Fennerty MB. Direct comparative trials of the efficacy of proton pump inhibitors in the management of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and peptic ulcer disease. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2003 Sep 15;18(6):559-68.