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to undergo ulceration.


To form an ulcer.


/ul·cer·ate/ (ul´ser-āt) to undergo ulceration.


v. ulcer·ated, ulcer·ating, ulcer·ates
To develop an ulcer; become ulcerous.
To cause ulceration of.

ul′cer·a′tive (-sə-rā′tĭv, -sər-ə-tĭv) adj.


To form an ulcer.


to undergo ulceration.

Patient discussion about ulcerate

Q. Is it an ulcer? I am worried! Hi friend, I'm 35 year old male and recently I started to suffer from some strange symptoms I have never experienced. The first symptom was sharp pain in my upper abdomen that starts two of three hours after eating. In the beginning I thought it could be connected with some food intolerance but then I started to get this pain early in the morning, before any eating what so ever and all this was accompanied with nausea, frequent burping and weight loss. I have read some stuff about stomach ulcer and I could say that I poses almost every major symptom. Is there any way for me to be sure that I have developed disease of ulcer?

A. There is nothing you could do to check do you have ulcer or not by your self. Anyone who thinks he may have an ulcer needs to see a doctor because over time, untreated ulcers grow larger and deeper and can lead to other problems. So go now to the doctor.

Q. What are the symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis? I am 40 years old and suffer from a lot of stomach aches and diarrhea. Do I have Ulcerative Colitis? What are its symptoms?

A. Here's a pretty good article that covers symptoms of UC:


Q. What is the difference between duodenal ulcer and stomach ulcer? I was diagnosed recently with duodenal ulcer. I heard the term stomach ulcer but not duodenal. What causes duodenal and what cause stomach ulcer? And how do they treat duodenal ulcer?

A. The duodenum is right after the stomach. They are both (as published a few years back) caused 90% of the time from a bacteria named helicobacter pylori. Hence the treatment for it is probably antibiotics. But I guess that should be your doctor’s call. Good luck!

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One clinical clue to picking up an infantile hemangioma (IH) that's destined to ulcerate is an early grayish to white discoloration of the lesion, said Dr.
Three days before admission, the papule began to ulcerate, and fevers, chills, headaches, and general malaise were present.
Parotid lesions never cause facial nerve dysfunction or cervical lymphadenopathy, and those of the palate rarely ulcerate.
4) It shares clinical and histopathological findings with Sweet's syndrome, but typically ulcerates and heals with scarring.
minus (a spirochete) is introduced by rat bite, the bite wound initially heals but then ulcerates, followed by regional lymphadenopathy and a distinctive rash of red and purple plaques.