Do duodenal ulcers affect children differently than adults?

In some cases, people who have duodenal ulcers do not feel the typical pain symptoms that occur with the disorder. Age is a factor in determining whether or not a person will have typical symptoms. Children may not experience typical duodenal ulcer symptoms. They may have no symptoms of the disorder. In such cases the ulcer may not be discovered until complications occur.

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