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Why do biopsies of ulcers?
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Why do biopsies of ulcers?

I recently had an endoscopy, where my dr. found ulcers in my stomach.  Why would he take biopsies?  Is it to determine the type of ulcer or the cause of it?  

chinmama1
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They'll look for the presence of H. pylori, or any indication of inflammatory cells/processes that could initiate/propagate the ulcerations.
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