What are the alarm features of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) that necessitate immediate referral to a gastroenterologist?

Updated: Apr 26, 2021
  • Author: BS Anand, MD; Chief Editor: Philip O Katz, MD, FACP, FACG  more...
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Answer

Alarm features that warrant prompt gastroenterology referral [1] include the following:

  • Bleeding or anemia

  • Early satiety

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • Progressive dysphagia or odynophagia

  • Recurrent vomiting

  • Family history of gastrointestinal cancer


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