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What does a gastric ulcer indicate despite taking Antacid?

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I am 38 year old male. I was diagnosed with a gastric ulcer. I have suffered from acid issues burning my throat and choking me for years. now I can't hardly eat because it comes back up. I have been on all the major antacid s to no avail. I weigh 230 and smoke.
Posted Sat, 2 Dec 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Suma Parinam 1 hour later
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Surgical treatment

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Since you have done with all medical therapy, I suggest to meet a Gastro surgeon who can do corrective surgery.
Smoking is biggest threat that you have turning this ulcer to tumor. You need an endoscopy first to check the ulcer, take a biopsy and report it.
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