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Posted by: Susan | 2011-01-07

All the doctors tell me about K.I.S.S, and I''m not helped!!!!

Hi Doc!

Every time I ask for advice on this site, Doc you always give the best advice, I trust that you gonna give me one even today.
I have a problem with burping all the time ( and discomfort), whether I have eaten or not. At times my tummy becomes very big (filled with air), I would find it difficult to breathe.

Whenever I go to different doctors asking them to refer me to a Gastro enterologist for gastroscopy, they all think they can solve the problem, but eventually they dont, now I dont know what to do, they all tell me about KEEP IT SMALL AND SIMPLE. The other one shouted me and told me if I''m insisting that I want to do gastroscopy, he can refer me and then i will die there and not wake up as the procedure is risky.

Doctor what can I do in order to do this gastroscopy as this stomach problem has been troubling me for more than five years now. I''m so frustrated!!

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Susan

If you have medical aid, you can go straight to your nearest private hospital and make an appointment with a gastroenterologist yourself. You do not have to be referred by a doctor. The procedure is not risky at all. If you are a state patient, you should rather consult a private gastroenterologist.

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