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Former Gov. Ben Cayetano hospitalized overnight

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Former Hawaii Governor Ben Cayetano was hospitalized overnight, Hawaii News Now has learned.

Cayetano reportedly checked into The Queens Medical Center late Monday night and stayed until early Tuesday afternoon.

The reason for his recent hospital stay is reportedly flu-like symptoms.

Cayetano was hospitalized in August of 2012 for two days after complaining of symptoms consistent with a bleeding ulcer.

And 15 years ago, then-Governor Cayetano collapsed from a bleeding ulcer. He was hospitalized at that time for five days.

According to doctors, bleeding ulcers can be caused by bacteria as well as medication such as aspirin or ibuprofen and is mainly seen among elderly patients.

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