Acute LUQ Pain | Ulcer

Etiology

  • Gastric mucosal erosion

Risk Factors

  • ETOH
  • H pylori
  • Nsaid use

Symptoms

  • Black stools
  • Hematemesis
  • Typically epigastric pain, but can be towards LUQ
  • Better or worse w/food

Physical Exam Findings

  • Sometimes epigastric pain on palpation
  • Black stool or brown guaiac +