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How common are duodenal ulcers?

A duodenal ulcer is a kind of peptic ulcer, a very common disorder that affects about 10 percent of Americans. Of the peptic ulcers, the duodenal ulcer is the most common type. Other types of peptic ulcers, like gastric ulcers, which affect your stomach rather than your small intestines, are not as common.

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