Can peptic ulcers come back?

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Yes, peptic ulcers can come back. If you smoke or take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), your ulcers may come back. If you need to take an NSAID, your doctor may switch you to a different medicine or add medicines to help prevent ulcers.

This answer is based on the source infromation from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

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Ulcers are caused by too much acid in the stomach, and the reasons for excess acid is usually a bacterial infection or prolonged use of NSAID painkillers like aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen. Smoking can also be a culprit. Ulcers ...

cause pain, most often when the stomach is empty or at night. The pain can in the chest, as low as the navel, or as high as the breastbone. Modern treatment is with medicine to kill bacterial infection and to block, suppress, or neutralize excess acid.
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