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Hemorrhage from a peptic ulcer may be: 1. a slight oozing which appears merely as occult blood in the stools; 2. a larger hemorrhage which shows grossly in the stool but it not large enough to produce obvious symptoms of hemorrhage; 3. profuse hemorrhage accompanied by weakness, fainting, air hunger and anemia; 4. continuous or frequently recurrent small hemorrhage that gradually brings on a marked secondary anemia. Whether the ulcer is gastric or duodenal does not alter the medical treatment for hemorrhage. The therapeutic desiderata are stoppage of the bleeding, overcoming the effects of loss of blood, and the fore-stalling
The Treatment of Hemorrhage in Peptic Ulcer.. Ann Intern Med. 1927;1:261–262. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-1-4-261
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1927;1(4):261-262.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Peptic Disease, Peptic Ulcer.
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