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?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
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
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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
3.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 22, 2020
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