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how long can ulcers last?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Long time, can recur: Ulcers of stomach, duodenum can be recurrent, can be chronic. Commonest causes are from infection with h. Pylori bacteria, use of Aspirin or nsaids, and several other rarer causes. C an come and go, unless cause is treated. Stomach ulcers need to followed to complete healing because about 3=5% of stomach ulcers are ulcerated cancers (not benign ulcers turning into cancer) c ur gimd.
Answered on Sep 29, 2017
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Where?: Where are the ulcers that you are asking about? There are too many possibilities without more information.
Answered on May 24, 2018
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It depends: It will last until changes to diet is made or treated with medication or the underlying cause is treated.
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