Hi Dr. Das,
Tks for the reply. What are the options for gastric ulcers besides surgery?
If the patient passed motion only on 1 Nov and then again on 6 Nov and 7 Nov, would it be that the blood from previous bleeding hasn't quite cleared up yet or it would have cleared by 6 Nov?
Reason being, the doctors are divided in the next treatment, some say surgery is the only option but the family is concerned due to the age factor.
May I know what other symptoms to watch for that indicates gastric bleeding besides black stool?
The patient has not been allow to take any food since 1 Nov and is still on drip. Is it possible for the patient to eat any food?
The primary doctor feels that from the endoscopy 1 week ago and the recent black stool (6 and 7 Nov. No motion since after 7 Nov.), surgery is required as the bleeding would have stopped by now.
The patient will be transferring to another hospital today. Any advise will be appreciated.