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how long til ulcers heal

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Peptic ulcer: Peptic ulcers,usually in the duodenum, heal within a few weeks of treatment with bland diet, abstinence from alcohol,nicotine and avoidance of caffein ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
With appropriate : treatment and avoidance of risk factors and negative H.pylori testing figure 3-6 weeks.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends: it depends on many factors, most importantly what was causing the gastritis or ulcer in the first place. It also depends on medications, the presence ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omega Edwards
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Varies: In the ideal situation it would take about 10 to 14 days. There are many variables that contribute to the rate of healing for each person. Because of ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Treat cause first.: Venous stasis ulcers are due to venous hypertension which is usually due to refluxing (malfunctioning) valves of usually the saphenous or perforator s ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
34 years experience Phlebology
Depends: Healing depends on the size, depth, and underlying cause of the ulcer. Most small ulcers can be closed in days to a few weeks. Large ulcers may requir ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Duodenal ulcer heal: Complex issue. 1. What is the cause of the ulcer 2. Where exactly in duo is it. 3. What other illness do you have. 4. What treatments are being given ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Ulcers: How long it takes an ulcer to heal depends on whether the underlying factors which caused it are improved. Ulcers could heal in as little as a week, b ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Size important: Pressure sores usually occur in debilitated patients. To get them to heal one needs to keep them clean with frequent dressing changes, improve nutriti ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Few days-wk: If it is a traumatic ulcer from direct trauma 2 the cornea and not infective, i would add tobramycin/stearoid oint and patch over nite. Then tobra/ ... Read More

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