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Ulcer: Introduction

Ulcer: The sloughing of necrotic inflammatory tissue causing a local defect in the surface of an organ or tissue. See detailed information below for a list of 24 causes of Ulcer, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Ulcer:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Ulcer. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Ulcer:

Review the causes of these more specific types of Ulcer:

Review causes of more specific types of Ulcer:

Ulcer: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Ulcer, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Ulcer Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Ulcer may include:

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Ulcer: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Ulcer may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Ulcer

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Ulcer:

Ulcer: Deaths

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Definitions of Ulcer:

A circumscribed inflammatory and often suppurating lesion on the skin or an internal mucous surface resulting in necrosis of tissue
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Local defect or excavation of the surface of an organ or tissue produced by the sloughing of inflammatory necrotic tissue.
- (Source - CRISP)

A break on the skin, in the lining of an organ, or on the surface of a tissue. An ulcer forms when the surface cells become inflamed, die, and are shed. Ulcers may be linked to cancer and other diseases.
- (Source - National Cancer Institute)

Detailed list of causes of Ulcer

The list below shows some of the causes of Ulcer mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Ulcer?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Ulcer. Of the 24 causes of Ulcer that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 20 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Ulcer:

The following list of conditions have 'Ulcer' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Ulcer:

The following list of medical conditions have Ulcer or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.


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Causes of Ulcer Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Ulcer based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Ulcer:

    Subtypes of Ulcer:

    Breast Ulcer (21 causes), Scrotal Ulcer (20 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Ulcer:

    Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Mucus membrane symptoms (832 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes)

    Symptoms related to Ulcer:

    Genital ulcers (47 causes), Stomach ulcers, Skin ulcers

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

    Doctor-patient articles related to symptoms and diagnosis:

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