Peptic Ulcer Disease: Signs and Symptoms

by Cathy Parkes January 13, 2022

A major complication of peptic ulcer disease is perforation of an ulcer. Assess for symptoms of perforation such as severe pain, fever, or a rigid/boardlike abdomen.
A major complication of peptic ulcer disease is perforation of an ulcer. Assess for symptoms of perforation such as severe pain, fever, or a rigid/boardlike abdomen. This is life threatening and requires emergency surgery, so notify the provider immediately of these findings!


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