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Is a peptic ulcer a common version of ulcers?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Peptic ulcers are very common types of ulcers. In fact, these ulcers in the digestive tract are usually what people think of when they hear the word "ulcer." About one in ten Americans will have a peptic ulcer in their lifetime.

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