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Old 09-30-2002, 11:25 PM   #1
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Question Ulcers with no known cause

Has anyone else had ulcers that were not caused by H. Pylori bacteria? My Dr. is puzzled why I developed 3 gastric ulcers when there are no known risk factors. I was taking an aspirin a day and drinking coffee, but he doesn't feel that was enough, that lots of people do the same and don't get ulcers. I am 45 and otherwise have been in very good health, except I had my gallbladder removed 2 months ago because of gallstones. I have been on Aciphex for 4 months and no longer have any symptoms, but the Dr. would like to do another endoscopy to see if the ulcers have healed. I'm worried that even if they have healed, they will return when I go off the med. Is this likely? Anything I can do to prevent it? I wish I didn't have to have another endoscopy, as I end up paying 80% of the cost and I'm still not caught up on my past medical bills.