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How do esophageal ulcers affect the body?

In some cases, complications can occur with esophageal ulcers. These complications can severely affect the body. These complications include:

  • Severe bleeding, which may make the sufferer anemic or require a transfusion.
  • Penetration of a nearby organ, which can require surgery to heal.
  • Difficulty with digestion, which can cause a person to lose weight or have difficulty processing food.
  • Infection of the abdominal cavity.

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