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If a person thinks they may have a stomach ulcer, what would…

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If a person thinks they may have a stomach ulcer, what would need to be done upon a trip to the ER?

Doctor's Assistant: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?

A few days, my friend vomited once. He feels fine now, but is still debating a trip to the ER, although he has no insurance.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

He's been in the hospital for stomach ulcers before.

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Thank you, ***** ***** I just need to help him with the most cost effective way to visit the ER regarding possible stomach ulcers. He does not have health insurance.

If there is no bleeding or pain then ER doctor will just prescribe omeprazole and would advise to see a PCP or gastroenterologist so at this stage it is better to get an appointment rather than going to ER.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
It is better for him schedule an appointment with a PCP or Gastroenterologist? Is that more cost effective as well? Without insurance, how much would a visit to a PCP or Gastroenterologist typically cost?

Yes, it would be more cost effective to see a PCP or urgent care as Er is always expensive. It can range from 100 to 200 dollars that depend on the areas etc.

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