Listing of Impairments – Social Security Benefits and Peptic Ulcer Disease | St. Petersburg Social Security Disability Lawyer

Peptic ulcers are painful sores or ulcers in the lining of the stomach or first part of the small intestine, called the duodenum. You may be entitled to social security benefits for peptic ulcers.

Ulcers can be caused by:

1. Bacteria called Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)

2. Use of painkillers called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin, naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Naprosyn, and others), ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Midol, and others), and many others available by prescription. Even aspirin coated with a special substance can still cause ulcers.

3. Excess acid production from gastrinomas, tumors of the acid producing cells of the stomach that increases acid output; seen in Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

Ulcers can cause:

  • Bleeding
  • Perforation (a hole through the wall of the stomach)
  • Gastric outlet obstruction from swelling or scarring that blocks the passageway leading from the stomach to the small intestine.

For more information on peptic ulcer disease visit WebMD here.

In Listing 5.04, the Social Security Disability administration requires that you have peptic ulcer disease demonstrated by endoscopy or other appropriate medically acceptable imaging. You must also have:

A. Recurrent ulceration after surgery persistent despite therapy; or

B. Inoperable fistula formation; or

C. Recurrent obstruction demonstrated by endoscopy or other appropriate medically acceptable imaging; or

D. Weight loss as described under listing 5.08.

With the help of Nancy Cavey, a Tampa Bay Social Security attorney, you can file a claim for Social Security disability benefits for peptic ulcer disease.

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