Our expert says:
It is possible that he has a gastric ulcer. He can ask his pharmacist for Gaviscon Plus, which should be taken thrice daily before meals. He should also use a product called Omeprazole 20mg, once daily for at least three months. There are generics available and the medication should not be that expensive.
It is however, important that he has a gastroscopy and colonoscopy done, as soon as possible. Blood per rectum has to be investigated. I therefore, suggest that he revisits the state hospital and emphasize his social habits, as well as blood per rectum.
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