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Do the symptoms of stomach ulcer tell you whether or not you have a big or little ulcer?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Size doesn't matter

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

In brief: Size doesn't matter

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