How does a Meckel's diverticulum ulcer affect the body?

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A Meckel's diverticulum pouch affects the body by forming a small sac of undeveloped tissue on the small intestine. Once that pouch begins producing stomach acid, it commonly causes ulcers. These ulcers can cause stomach pain, vomiting, nausea, and rectal bleeding.

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