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A 38-year-old member asked:

How long does stomach ulcers take to heal?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
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, but if, for example, H pylori is still present or if the patient is taking NSAIDs, or if they are not put on any medicines to heal the ulcer, it could take much longer. Hope that helps.
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A 27-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for stomach ulcers to heal fully?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
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 time and severe cases may need more. Your health and nutritional status, age, and adherance to treatment all determine how quickly and complete you heal. Removing/treating the cause is very important. If u have trouble, consult doc. Good luck.
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Last updated Apr 2, 2020
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