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How long can ulcers last?

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In brief: Where?

Where are the ulcers that you are asking about? There are too many possibilities without more information.

In brief: Where?

Where are the ulcers that you are asking about? There are too many possibilities without more information.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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