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How would a doctor check for bleeding ulcer?

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Dr. Dan Lister
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: EGD.

Looking in the stomach with a scope is the best way to diagnose an ulcer. This is called an egd ( or esophagogastroduodenoscopy).
And now you know why we call it an egd.

In brief: EGD.

Looking in the stomach with a scope is the best way to diagnose an ulcer. This is called an egd ( or esophagogastroduodenoscopy).
And now you know why we call it an egd.
Dr. Dan Lister
Dr. Dan Lister
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Upper endoscopy

An upper endoscopy (an egd) is the best test for detecting and treating an bleeding ulcer and ruling out gastric cancer.
Pictures would be taken as well as biopsies to check for abnormal cells and h-pylori bacteria. The treatment may be >8 weeks of ppi medication (like Omeprazole or others). If h-pylori was present you would also need antibiotics for 10-14 days.

In brief: Upper endoscopy

An upper endoscopy (an egd) is the best test for detecting and treating an bleeding ulcer and ruling out gastric cancer.
Pictures would be taken as well as biopsies to check for abnormal cells and h-pylori bacteria. The treatment may be >8 weeks of ppi medication (like Omeprazole or others). If h-pylori was present you would also need antibiotics for 10-14 days.
Dr. Allen Seely
Dr. Allen Seely
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