Recurrence of peptic ulcer

Factors that may increase the risk that an ulcer will recur include:

  • Persistent Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection.
  • Continued use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
  • Cigarette smoking.
  • Hypersecretory conditions (conditions in which the stomach produces excessive acid).
  • Past history of ulcer recurrence or ulcer complications.

Last Updated: January 6, 2010

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