What Is an Ulcer?

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3. Where Can Ulcers Occur in the Body?

Ulcers can occur practically anywhere in the body. They most commonly occur in the stomach and intestines, but they can also happen in the legs, eyes, feet and many other places. Ulcers of the mouth are called canker sores and they are very common but rarely serious.

Ulcers in the stomach and intestines make it difficult to ingest adequate nutrition. For this reason, they can cause a variety of unwanted side effects.


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