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Can crohn's disease cause stomach ulcers?

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Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Yes: Crohn's disease can affect the entire GI tract and has been known to cause both stomach ulcers and oral ulcers.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Yes: Crohns disease can affect any portion of the GI tract from the mouth to the rectum.
Dr. Jonah Essers
Pediatric Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Yes: Crohn's disease of the stomach is a less common location, but it is certainly possible. Furthermore steroids, which are common treatments for crohns can CAUSE ulcers as well. So can ibuprofen, which many people use to treat pain.

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Last updated Dec 27, 2014

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