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What causes persistent duodenal ulcer?

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Posted on Tue, 7 Mar 2017
Question: Ive been suffering with hunger pang pains usually comes on 2hours after eating meals, its been going on for neary a month now.
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (1 hour later)
Hello,

this sounds like a duodenal ulcer. You'd better do an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy as soon as possible. You can use either H2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors in the meantime, to reduce the risk for complications.

Kind Regards!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (12 hours later)
Its extremely difficult to get an apointment at my local gp is there a way round this and is it very serious..?
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (25 hours later)
Brief Answer:
it could become serious

Detailed Answer:
Sorry for the delayed answer, I couldn't see the follow up question until now!

A duodenal ulcer may become serious if complications develop. One of the most feared complications is bleeding which may be life-threatening is some cases. You'd better find a gastroenterologist for further testing.

Kind Regards!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes persistent duodenal ulcer?

Hello, this sounds like a duodenal ulcer. You'd better do an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy as soon as possible. You can use either H2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors in the meantime, to reduce the risk for complications. Kind Regards!