Question: Is duodenal ulcer serious?

Peptic ulcers can eat a hole through (perforate) the wall of your stomach or small intestine, putting you at risk of serious infection of your abdominal cavity (peritonitis). Obstruction.

Do duodenal ulcers go away?

Your doctor will typically recommend repeating an EGD after treatment to confirm that the ulcers are healing. Most gastric and duodenal ulcers will go away with time and proper medical treatment. Learn about possible natural and home remedies for ulcers.

What happens when a duodenal ulcer bursts?

A rarer complication of stomach ulcers is the lining of the stomach splitting open, known as perforation. This can be very serious because it enables the bacteria that live in your stomach to escape and infect the lining of your abdomen (peritoneum). This is known as peritonitis.

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