Can ulcers cause diarrhea?

Yes, ulcers can cause diarrhea. Ulcers that occur in the stomach or small intestine can lead to irritation and inflammation in the digestive tract. This can cause the muscles in the intestinal wall to contract more frequently and forcefully, leading to diarrhea.

Additionally, ulcers in the stomach or small intestine can also lead to bleeding which can cause stools to turn black or tarry, or can cause visible blood in the stool, a condition called melena.

It is important to note that while diarrhea can be a symptom of ulcers, it is not a specific symptom, and there are many other causes of diarrhea as well. If you have persistent diarrhea or any other symptoms such as abdominal pain, blood in your stools, or weight loss, it is important to consult a healthcare professional to determine the underlying cause and develop an appropriate treatment plan.

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