Can other illnesses cause ulcers?

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Ulcers can be symptoms of other health problems. Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel disease, can cause peptic ulcers on the intestinal surface as well as large, persistent canker sores (aphthous ulcers). Because ulcers can be a sign of a larger problem, you may want to talk to your doctor about your ulcer symptoms.

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Ulcers

Ulcers

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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