Our expert says:
Unfortunately, she will have to consult a doctor for a barium meal and gastroscopy. A definate diagnosis will have to be made, in order to treat her effectively. Gastric ulcers are usually accompanied by an infection of H. Pylori and if present, it must be treated with antibiotics. The treatment that she is currently taking and that you suggest, is ineffective and she needs medical treatment.
Complications of a gastric ulcer, include cancer of the gastric lining, as well as chronic bleeding from the ulcer, leading to severe anemia or sudden large bleeding from the ulcer.
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