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Is a peptic ulcer deadly?

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No, Peptic Ulcer’s are rarely deadly, if ever. Occasionally, however, surgery may still be needed for severe bleeding peptic ulcer disease but this is not as common today, with proper antibiotic treatment. Thanks! Any comments?

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  1. Jannette says:

    What is a peptic ulcer. A peptic ulcer, also known as ulcus pepticum, PUD or peptic ulcer disease, is an ulcer (defined as mucosal erosions equal to or greater

  2. Zora says:

    Hello- and I apologize beforehand for trying to answer such a question this way- as I live abroad… well- as- or inasmuch as the meds you were given brought about little or no improvement-I should suggest to get back to that doctor and tell him it didnt work- or go and see another doctor.. anyway- some additional data are necessary:relation of the pain to meals- if any- changes in bowel habits- if so- hard stools or diarrhea etc…anyway – the solution has to be in real life… perhaps some tests such as blood tests or abdominal ultrasound may be warranted…do not neglect…by the way- youre young enough to be my son- so you touched my heart…do not neglect, please…

  3. Dodie says:

    Could you please tell me , just what is a peptic ulcer?

  4. Racheal says:

    A peptic ulcer is open sores that develop on the inside lining of your stomach, upper small intestine or esophagus. The most common symptom is abdominal pain. More:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Diseases/what_are_peptic_ulcers

  5. Patsy says:

    A peptic ulcer is an ulcer or open sore that forms in the wall of the stomach. Peptic ulcers are very common and can be treated with medications prescribed by a physician. More:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Diseases/what_is_peptic_ulcer

  6. Margot says:

    Peptic ulcer disease is disease that occurs when there is excessive amounts of acid in ones stomach. The acid penetrates the stomach and causes sores and sometimes erosion that may cause internal bleeding. More:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Diseases/what_is_peptic_ulcer_disease

  7. Sharon says:

    This could be deadly if it’s never been treated. This is life treatening.

  8. Myrtle says:

    Learn how to treat your dog's upset stomach and intestinal problems in this free pet health care This can be deadly for many herding breedscollies, australian shepherds, even mixed How to Recognize and Treat Stomach Ulcers in Pets Detail:http://www.ehow.com/video_2298924_treat-dog-stomach-problems.html

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