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Is stomach ulcer painful?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Silent stomach ulcer

Not always. Ulcers may not hurt if they are due to ongoing use of nsaid's that patients take for their "pain killer" property.
Sometimes ulcers in the elderly are without any warning symptoms until they bleed, obstruct, perforate. If you think you have an ulcer, don't wait for it to become overtly painful before you seek medical evaluation.

In brief: Silent stomach ulcer

Not always. Ulcers may not hurt if they are due to ongoing use of nsaid's that patients take for their "pain killer" property.
Sometimes ulcers in the elderly are without any warning symptoms until they bleed, obstruct, perforate. If you think you have an ulcer, don't wait for it to become overtly painful before you seek medical evaluation.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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