K25.6: Gastric ulcer Chronic or unspecified with both haemorrhage and perforation

You have a deep wound in the stomach.

The inside of the stomach is lined with mucous membrane. Your gastric mucous membrane is severely damaged in one place. As a result, a deep wound has formed in your gastric mucous membrane. There is bleeding from the wound and a hole has developed. The wound has existed for a considerable time.

There are many reasons for a wound in the stomach. For example, the mucous membrane may be damaged by too much gastric acid, pathogens or specific drugs.

Because of the wound, you may have pain in your stomach. It is also possible to feel nauseated and your stomach may feel unpleasantly full. You may feel exhausted. If a hole develops via the wound, you may then have various other symptoms. It may be that the hole will connect the stomach to another organ. As a result, this organ may then be damaged. It is also possible that the hole will connect the stomach to the abdominal cavity. In that case, you may get very severe abdominal pain. The abdomen may also feel very hard.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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