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Are ulcers serious?

The relative seriousness of ulcers depends upon the kind of ulcer it is and its level of severity. For instance, some ulcers, like canker sores, are usually very minor inconveniences that often do not require any medical attention. Other ulcers, like peptic ulcers or pressure sores (decubitus ulcers), can be serious if they are not treated with complications like internal bleeding, infection, and organ damage.

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