Why Is My Stomach Ulcer Not Healing?

Can an ulcer last for months?

What do you recommend.

ANSWER: Nine months is a long time to treat a peptic ulcer.

These ulcers usually heal within several months.

If you haven’t already done so, consult with a health care provider who specializes in disorders of the gastrointestinal tract..

How do you know when an ulcer is serious?

Less often, ulcers may cause severe signs or symptoms such as:Vomiting or vomiting blood — which may appear red or black.Dark blood in stools, or stools that are black or tarry.Trouble breathing.Feeling faint.Nausea or vomiting.Unexplained weight loss.Appetite changes.

Do stomach ulcers ever heal?

If you have a stomach ulcer, your treatment will depend on what caused it. With treatment, most ulcers heal in a month or two. If your stomach ulcer is caused by a Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacterial infection, a course of antibiotics and a medication called a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) is recommended.

How long does it take for a stomach ulcer to heal?

Uncomplicated gastric ulcers take up to two or three months to heal completely. Duodenal ulcers take about six weeks to heal. An ulcer can temporarily heal without antibiotics. But it is common for an ulcer to recur or for another ulcer to form nearby, if the bacteria are not killed.