A 35-year-old member asked:
Can peptic ulcer disease lead to cancer?
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Pathology 49 years experience
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Specializes in Gastroenterology
Hp -Pud-CA in some: H. pylori infection can lead to chronic gastritis, atrophy of mucosa, and fibrosis with intestinal metaplasia, this change increase risk of Cancer, in addition genetic susceptibility contributes.H.pylori is strongly linked to gastric cancer and is now classified as a group I carcinogen.Of interest H. pylori infection may protect against esophageal adenocarcinoma through reduction in gastric acid
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A 44-year-old member asked:
What can lead to my peptic ulcer?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 57 years experience
H Pylori Infection: Peptic ulcer is most commonly caused by infection with a bacteria called H Pylori.Other rare causes may be use of NSAIDs like ibuprofen,naproxen when used regularly.other meds like Actonel, (risedronate)fosamax,pottasium supplements may rarely cause ulcer in stomach.
People who smoke and drink alcohol excessively are at increased risk to develop Peptic Ulcer
3.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Apr 6, 2019
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