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A 21-year-old male asked:

Colonoscopy showed polyp and ulcers in upper rectum. doc prescribed flagyl and dicloran,, i've past stomach prob. and still gerd. can i take ppi ?

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Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 44 years experience
GERD: Yes it is ok to use a PPI. A lot of patients need to take that long term. Use Omeprazole 20 mg once or twice daily as needed. See your doctor if sxs persist or progress after one month of use. Go to ER if you get dark or bloody stools.
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