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What are the symptoms of duodenal ulcer vs. A stomach ulcer?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Regardless of size or location, if you really have an ulcer (found by x-ray or endoscopy) please seek doctor's advice.
Even small ulcers can bleed (sometimes massively), perforate, obstruct stomach emptying. Sometimes, an ulcer can form in a cancer so to avoid this possibility it is important to make sure at least gastric ulcer actually heals. Relief of ulcer symptoms doesn't always mean healing.

In brief: About the same

Regardless of size or location, if you really have an ulcer (found by x-ray or endoscopy) please seek doctor's advice.
Even small ulcers can bleed (sometimes massively), perforate, obstruct stomach emptying. Sometimes, an ulcer can form in a cancer so to avoid this possibility it is important to make sure at least gastric ulcer actually heals. Relief of ulcer symptoms doesn't always mean healing.
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