Correct, the bravo test results will be back in a week. Depending how fast the technician uloads the data into the computer and gives your dr the results.
As for ulcer. I had several egd's.First 2 showed no sign of ulcer but I had other issues. 3rd one showed ulcer which they said was aspirin related .I had started taking aspirin a month prior to the last egd. I dont understand how they want you to take it for heart and blood clottin reasons but then you get side effects suuch as this.Hope this helps.
There are different types of ulcers:
NSAID-Associated Stomach Ulcers
NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are medications, such as aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen, commonly used to treat arthritis. NSAIDs make up one of the most widely used classes of medications taken by arthritis patients. However, continuous use of NSAIDs is associated with an increased risk of stomach ulcers
.What Causes NSAID-Associated Stomach Ulcers?
NSAIDs can affect the mucus lining of the stomach, causing ulcers
. Many people with NSAID-associated stomach ulcers
don't complain of symptoms. That's why it's important to talk to your doctor.
Common side effects of NSAIDs include nausea and stomach upset. In addition, all NSAIDs are associated with an increased risk of stomach ulcers
. Only your doctor can diagnose an NSAID-associated ulcer