Bleeding Ulcers Specialist

Nay Htyte, MD, DSVM, FACC, FSCAI -  - Board Certified Cardiologist

Brooklyn Heart


Board Certified Cardiologist & Endovascular Specialist located in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY

Nay Htyte, MD, DSVM, FACC, FSCAI, has been successfully treating bleeding ulcers for a wide range of patients at Brooklyn Heart in Brooklyn Heights, New York City. If you need ulcer treatment or have unexplained abdominal or chest pain, don’t hesitate to visit Dr. Htyte to get your diagnosis and start treatment. Call the office or make your bleeding ulcers appointment online today.

Bleeding Ulcers Q & A

What are ulcers?

Ulcers are open sores that develop inside your body. While ulcers are most common in the stomach (gastric ulcers) or elsewhere along your gastrointestinal tract, they can form in other locations. For example, aortic ulcers can develop, impacting your heart. 

Dr. Htyte of Brooklyn Heart has the experience to diagnose the ulcer and its location so you can start treatment. 

Only about a quarter of people with ulcers experience symptoms. But regardless of where the ulcer forms, the symptoms are similar. When people do notice symptoms from the ulcer, those symptoms often include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Weakness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea
  • Heartburn or chest pain

Fatty foods, spicy foods, and stress can all worsen your ulcer symptoms. 

What are bleeding ulcers?

Because an ulcer is an open sore, it has the potential to bleed. That bleeding can expose you to anemia, or a shortage of healthy red blood cells. What’s more, if the ulcer is bleeding heavily, it can impact your stool or even result in vomiting.

If you notice black, dark maroon, or sticky stool or your vomit contains blood and is the consistency of coffee grounds, talk to Dr. Htyte. He can get you the treatment needed to resolve your bleeding ulcer. 

How are bleeding ulcers treated?

Dr. Htyte has vast experience in treating bleeding ulcers, even those that have previously been non-healing. Also called refractory ulcers, these ulcers that haven’t responded to other treatments are one of Dr. Htyte’s areas of expertise. 

Generally, healing these refractory ulcers involves a combination of medication and the elimination of factors that could slow your healing (like tobacco, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and aspirin use). 

Dr. Htyte personalizes his care to you, working with you to find a treatment plan that helps your ulcer heal and puts a stop to your bleeding.

If your ulcer is bleeding heavily, immediate treatment to stop the blood flow — including the injection of medication or cauterization — is available. 

Bleeding ulcers can cause you pain and pose a serious threat to your health. Dr. Htyte offers the diagnosis and personalized care you need to heal your ulcer, even if it’s bleeding or has resisted healing in the past. 

Get started with treatment for your bleeding ulcer by calling Brooklyn Heart or scheduling an appointment online today.