What are the symptoms of refractory ulcers?

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The most common symptom of an ulcer is pain, which occurs in the abdominal or chest area. Generally, the symptoms of a peptic ulcer are unreliable, sometimes disappearing and then reoccurring. The severity of the symptoms also fluctuates when a person eats. In some cases, ulcers can become complicated, producing more severe symptoms such as internal bleeding and appetite changes. In most cases, less severe ulcers will respond to treatment within a few weeks. What sets a refractory ulcer apart from other peptic ulcers is the fact that these symptoms continue despite treatment.

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