ULCERS in stomache question----

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   Posted 6/14/2009 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone.  Since this is such a very informative, supportive good forum, i thought I'd ask kinda a basic question regarding ulcers here..
I have a history of gastric ulcers in my stomache.  an endoscopy that i had last Sept. showed 3 ulcers..   I was on no medication for it, started to take IBprofen for major muscle/joint inflmatation pain on a routine basis... well come time for the next endoscopy... I only had 1 ulcer .. so the other 2 cleared.  During this time as well, i was consuming more diet-soda's but thats because it actually does help with stomache pain-- long story.
So my most recent endoscopy last week showed i had NO ULCERS anymore in my stomache??  What??  I'm drinking more diet soda's.. taking IBprofen every 4-6 hours on a daily constant basis... and not taking any medcaitions like prevacid and such and they just went away???
Does anyone know why that would be?  I would think I'd have like 10 ulcers~  I mean, i'm very happy, but isn't that almost like going scientific data?  How do ulcers appear?  or what causes them?  My GI wants me on prevacid INCASE they come back.. but I just don't see how under those circumstances they would even clear in the first place?!
ok- thank you for your suggestions and help.  i just don't understand if ulcers have a mind of their own or what?
thank you !!

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   Posted 6/14/2009 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Many of us here don't really have to deal with ulcers in our stomach so I'm not sure you will have many responses. If that is the case, then you can try posting these questions on our GERD forum to see if you get more responses.
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   Posted 6/14/2009 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   
oh, i'm sorry. i tried gerd forum, but nothing either. i'll try one more, and i hope i don't annoy you guys... thank you for informing me!

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   Posted 6/14/2009 11:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi..what was the original reason for the ulcers....were you checked for h.pylori?

Where in the stomach were your ulcers? Were they biopsied?

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   Posted 6/15/2009 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
yes i was biopsied and no cancer. not sure what the ulcers where from but i didn't see any notes of h.polri. just gastric ulcer disease.
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