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Is a peptic ulcer a common version of ulcers?

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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