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Peptic Ulcer Disease - Cause

The two most common causes of peptic ulcers are:

A rare cause of peptic ulcers is Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. In this condition, the stomach makes too much acid, damaging the stomach lining.

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For acute pancreatitis symptoms include: Sudden, intense pains in the middle of the upper abdomen, often beginning 12 to 24 hours after a large meal or a bout of heavy drinking. The pain may radiate to your back. Fever. Nausea or vomiting. Clammy skin. Abdominal distention and tenderness. Rapid pulse. Chronic pancreatitis symptoms include: Intense, long-lasting abdominal pain that may radiate to the back and chest. The pain may be persistent or intermittent. Excessively...

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Although there is no evidence to prove that emotional or mental stress causes ulcers, it does seem to make ulcers worse in some people. But the connection is still controversial.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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    Last Updated: November 15, 2013
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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