Our expert says:
Unfortunately, there is no blood tests to detect gastric ulcers. A gastroscopy is not invasive surgery but a procedure where a fibre optic pipe is passed through the mouth into the stomach to visualise the stomach lining. The procedure is uncomfortable but usually done under mild sedation. You will contact Discovery Health and ask them if they will cover the procedure. The cost will depend on the specialist but normally range from R700 to R1200.
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