Posted by: Dr Andrew | 2018/06/11


Iron deficiency anaemia-chronic

Gastroscope and colonoscopy and CT abdomen negative. CXR, blood results for CEA, PSA all normal. Positive test for occult blood. Very strong family (father) history of malignancies: colon ca, both kidneys ca, skin ca, thyroid ca-all independent. I wish to have small bowel investigations (D/D:malignancy, polypus, vascular malformation, ulcers etc) double balloon enterostomy and capsule endoscopy, but worrying about high cost. I am medical doctor.

Expert's Reply


Cancer expert
- 2018/06/11

Dear Dr Andrew, being a medical doctor should put you in the ideal position to fully understand your own health problems. Being a member of the medical fraternity should favour you in finding a colleague or two who may be willing to assist you with your shortfall in funding to take care of your health. Other than that, I can only suggest that you consult someone in the public health sector. (MCH).

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