I am wondering if someone could give me some advice or share personal experience on endoscopy.
So I am 25 and had heartburn for about
5 months. I got tested positive for H pylori and took triple therapy. But symptoms are still there even a month after the meds. So I finally saw a gastroenterologist and he recommends me to get an upper GI endoscopy (after the first visit!!)
I definitely don't have enough medical knowledge to question his expertise but is it too soon? How do you get diagnosed with GERD? I read about
ph monitoring or barrium X ray test but I was surprised why he didn't recommend me any of these before endoscopy.
Here is some of my symptoms. heartburn, palpitation, lump in throat, itchy/burning feeling in throat and nose, feeling bloated, random stomach ache, waking up in the middle of the night.
I was on omeprazole on 2 months, prevpac for 2 weeks and Nexium for 1 week.
I know it's a big decision but I can't decide if I should do endoscopy. He said he suspects I have GERD but it seems he wants to rule things out.
I just don't know what to do .. please help