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A 32-year-old male asked:

Had stomach bloat doc put me on zantac (ranitidine) for ulcer did blood test to see if i had h.pylori that came back clear what is the next course of treatment?

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
Scope: you need to be properly diagnosed so you need an endoscopy to make sure what do you have and that will decided the next course of treatments
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Ulcer: Zantac is good because it works immediately. If you persist in having pain consider a PPI like omeprazole ( prilosec) , or carafate (sucralfate). Also if you are having persisting pain recheck the blood H pylori in 6 weeks , because it is an antibody may take 6 weeks to be positive. Breathe test for H pylori may be more accurate now but you can not be on stomach drugs for it

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