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Re: [RC] Ulcer Treatments//To Scope or Not to Scope - Beverley H. Kane, MD

I encourage you to feel confident with the diagnosis of common conditions
without having to spend hundreds of dollars on invasive testing. For
something as common and, in early stages, as low morbidity and mortality as
ulcers, the history and symptoms are pretty straightforward. Omeprazole is a
benign enough treatment so that a symptomatic trial, along with stress
management, can also be diagnostic.

Let's hear it for the good vets and other docs who rely on their experience
and clinical skills and don't automatically lean on expensive testing for
common conditions. "You don't do a brain scan for everyone with a headache."
In the old days we didn't have ultrasound, MRI, fiber optics, CT, PET,
electrolytes, Polartec, biothane, or spandex.



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RE: [RC] Ulcer Treatments, stephteeter