U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
ZA
A 29-year-old female asked:

What tests are needed to diagnose a stomach ulcer? i can't afford pathcare but discovery will cover a gp visit. will this be sufficient?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vanessa Lalaram-doorgha
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Endoscopy: An endoscopy or gastroscope are confirmatory test.A referral to a specialist is need for this,however your GP may request a blood or breath test to exclude helicobacter pylori however a positive test does not mean you have an ulcer .Speak to your GP to start on a course of peptic ulcer medication,dietary and lifestyle advice,this may ease your symptoms.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Apr 18, 2018

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.