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How long to heal ulcer

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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
6 to 8 wks: Typically for gastric/duodenal ulcers, recommended treatment with an acid-blocker for about 6-8 wks for complete healing. Mild cases may need less tim ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mueller
33 years experience Phlebology
Treated, 6-8 wks...: Without treatment, can be 4-6 months or more, sometimes never... With effective treatment by a vein specialist, usually 6-8 weeks... Its the most ... Read More
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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 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Gastric ulcer: It usually takes 6-8 weeks for ulcers to heal with therapy.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Woodworth
24 years experience General Surgery
4-6 weeks: Need to work up the cause of the ulcer. Most commonly related to the bacteria h.Pylori. Need to have medical follow up to be sure the infection is era ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Weeks likely.: This probably takes weeks to heal because the therapy (h2 receptor blockers/antagonists, antacids) may be administered over a period of several weeks. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Several days: If the ulcer is being properly treated with antibiotics, then your ulcer should rapidly heal. Keep the contact lens out during this time. I assume y ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
PPI: Proton pump inhibitors like Prilosec will definitely help to clear it up. Healing time is generally 4-6 weeks.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
7-10 days: Usually 7-10 days of oral antibiotics are enough to cure cellulitis. The reddness may take a little longer to totally resolve.
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Can take a long time: Frostbite injuries can heal very slowly. Often the final amount of tissue lost is less that one would predict initially. The general rule is: "injured ... 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
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leigh Forbush
19 years experience Family Medicine
Variable: It really depends on the underlying cause of keratitis.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean Fuller
25 years experience Family Medicine
Not long: Usually less than a week.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Varies: This is largely dependant on the cause of the keratitis (viral, bacterial, chemical, exposure etc.). Assuming the offending factor has been removed, t ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience Dermatology
Varies: It depends on the size, location and your skin type. Also is it first one or recurrent. In general 1-2 weeks.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Simple Care: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 years experience Pathology
See below: The duodenal epithelium replaces itself every 3-7 days. That means if you are taking rx for the ulcer-treatment for h pylori and a proton pump inhibi ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
12 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Most wound healing is determined by a whole bunch of factors. Typically, they type of surgery, how big the incisions are, if ere was infection at all, ... Read More

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