Should I talk to my doctor about refractory ulcer symptoms?

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If you've been treated for an ulcer, but your symptoms haven't abated, you need to speak with your doctor for two important reasons.

  1. Refractory ulcers require different treatment. If you want to stop painful symptoms, your doctor will have to prescribe a new course of action.
  2. Refractory ulcers are often signs of a more serious complication, like stomach cancer. If you have these conditions, you will need to seek treatment for them.

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