How common are esophageal ulcers?

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Esophageal ulcers are among a type of ulcer known as peptic ulcers. These ulcers are very common. In fact, around 10 percent of Americans suffer from these types of ulcers at some point. However, there are several types of peptic ulcers, which affect the stomach, small intestine, and esophagus.

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