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What is an ulcer?


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Answered 2011-01-23 18:18:48

An ulcer is a lesion of the skin, mouth, throat, stomach or intestinal tract.

An ulcer is an irritation of tissue, leading to tissue breakdown. A stomach ulcer can start small but eventually eat a hole through the stomach. A skin ulcer can start off as a scratch and end up having infected tissue up to the bone.

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