NCLEX RN Practice Question # 804

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 804.


nclex examination


Duodenal ulcers

  • A duodenal ulcer is a break in the mucosa of the duodenum.
  • Risk factors and causes include infection with H. pylori; alcohol intake; smoking; stress; caffeine; the use of aspirin, corticosteroids, and NSAIDs.
  • Complications include bleeding, perforation, gastric outlet obstruction, and intractable disease.


Duodenal Assessment:

  • Burning pain occurs in the midepigastric area 1½ to 3 hours after a meal and during the night (often awakens the client).
  • Melena is more common than hematemesis.
  • Pain is often relieved by the ingestion of food.

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