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Considering possible complications and treatment-difficulties, is a gastric ulcer more worrisome or a duodenal ulcer?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Duodenal ulcers have no risk of ever being cancerous.
On the other hand there is a small, but real 2-5% risk of gastric ulcers being cancerous. Therefore, all gastric ulcers need verification that they have healed.

In brief: Yes

Duodenal ulcers have no risk of ever being cancerous.
On the other hand there is a small, but real 2-5% risk of gastric ulcers being cancerous. Therefore, all gastric ulcers need verification that they have healed.
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Gastric ulcer

Although the wall is thinner in the duodenum, meaning perforation is higher. Gastric ulcers could be cancerous, while duodenal ulcers are never cancerous.

In brief: Gastric ulcer

Although the wall is thinner in the duodenum, meaning perforation is higher. Gastric ulcers could be cancerous, while duodenal ulcers are never cancerous.
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