Peptic Ulcers (cont.)
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Peptic Ulcer Medical Treatment
The following treatments are recommended for ulcers:
No single medication works to get rid of H pylori infection. Two combinations have been found that work well in most people.
These treatments usually take 2 weeks.
Once H pylori bacteria are eradicated from a person's digestive tract, it usually will not come back. The ulcers usually heal completely and do not return.
Treatment for bleeding ulcers depends on the severity of blood loss.
It is important to remember that treatment may not work if the diagnosis is not correct. If the doctor diagnoses an ulcer, it is important to ascertain whether the ulcer is caused by infection with H pylori.
Michael W Stratemeier, MD
Lisa Vignogna, MD
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