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What is a duodenum ulcer?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Intestinal ulcer

The duodenum is the first portion of the small intestine where the stomach empties.
It is exposed to stomach acid and is at significant risk of ulcer formation. The 2 most common causes of stomach or duodenal ulcers are infection with the helicobacter pylori bacteria and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, meloxicam, etc.

In brief: Intestinal ulcer

The duodenum is the first portion of the small intestine where the stomach empties.
It is exposed to stomach acid and is at significant risk of ulcer formation. The 2 most common causes of stomach or duodenal ulcers are infection with the helicobacter pylori bacteria and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, meloxicam, etc.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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