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what are risk factors for stomach ulcers ?

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Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
Many: There are many risk factors for stomach ulcers. Of these, probably the most important are use of aspirin or NSAIDS (ibuprofen, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc...), alcohol use, prescribed steroids (such as prednisone) and prior history of ulcers. Blood thinners don't cause ulcers, but can lead to life threatening bleeding. If you suspect you have an ulcer, see your doctor. Hope this helps!
Answered on Feb 1, 2018
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