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A 17-year-old male asked:

How long does it take for acid reflux to cause an ulcer? i am very good about taking my medication as directed.

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Esophageal/Stomach?: Acid reflux if treated properly with acid suppression therapy does not cause ulcers in esophagus.If left untreated over long period of time it may cause esophagitis, esophageal erosions;ulcers in esophagus but acid reflux does not cause stomach ulcers, which are mostly caused by infection with h pylori a bacteria.

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