Ulcers in the stomach are one of the causes of pain felt in the upper abdomen (often after eating) or internal bleeding and iron deficiency. Ulcers may be caused by a bacteria called Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori), anti-inflammatory pain relief medications (NSAIDS) and smoking. Sometimes they form as a result of a tumour (stomach cancer).
Diagnosis requires a gastroscopy (endoscopy), of which Dr. Le Page has undertaken over 1000 procedures and is accredited by GESA (Gastroenterology Association of Australia) to perform it. Treatment is usually by way of oral medication, surgery being rarely required nowadays for benign ulcers.
If you feel a specialist review may be indicated for you, please discuss with your GP and call (02) 9767 7908 to arrange an appointment with Dr. Le Page. Your individual circumstance will be clarified by Dr. Le Page during your review.