I visit general doctors and they just gave me wind medicine and stomach ache medicine. But it doesn't helps. It got worsen when I was having my period last week. I hardly can walk or sit or work with the pain. I have to eat painkillers to ease those situation.
On Saturday, I went to a specialist at KL, my friend recommended me to go for a stomach checkup. For the checkup, I cannot eat before the checkup.
I reach the Clinic at 10am and register myself in the receptionist. They will let you know how much is the cost of the treatment and it is expensive.
First Consultation RM125
Endoscopy Stomach RM425
Endoscopy Intestine RM600++
I waited half hour until my turn to see the doctor. The doctor is a nice Indian guy called Andy. He first ask my situation, QnA question, check my stomach and say that I need to do the Abdominal Ultrasound & Endoscopy. I called my mum for medical card coverage, but seems that I cannot claim anything because it is not a referral from a general doctor and I thought it was a clinic where I cannot be hospitalize (which I ended up know that I can do so).
I was so angry that I pay for a medical card that cannot be claim~! Plus my stomach is just way to pain for my rational thinking and I just go ahead for the checkups.
First was the Abdominal Ultrasound, the doctor will take some liquid and rub on my stomach and starting to see from the screen. He told me is just alot of wind inside and there is no stones on my pancreas, kidney or liver. It was a fast scan.
Second was the Endoscopy, I was laying on the bed and they start to inject something to my hand. As I have small thin hand, it is really hard to find my blood stream to inject. I thought they are injecting the anaesthetic to make me sleep. But for a few minutes I couldn't sleep until when the doctor came and ask me to bite something. I lost consciousness and the next thing when I was awake, I was lying in another bed. I started to stand up and I feel like my head is swing like hell. I can't stand properly. I went back to bed and just lay down. After a few minutes, I ask for some food as I was way to hungry.
After a few snacks and went back to the doctor. The doctor ask TS to come in too, because I my head is still swinging. He let me see on a video that the result of the endoscopy and explain to that I have too much wind and acid on my stomach. And I was detected having Helicobacter pylori bacteria on my stomach. Plus my stomach was abit swollen. I just realise that the bacteria can cause stomach cancer if I do not take care.
They will be taking my stomach fluid for further lab testing. Pray hard that everything will be ok. The medication cost me RM227. Some of the medicine have side effect such as vomiting, diarrhea, chest pain....
Total spending on the medical bills is RM1127 for that day!
I think it is still worth the money I spend as I FINALY know what is bordering my stomach for such a long time. As least I know that I didn't get Cancer or some worst news on my checkup.
Would also share this around for those who have stomach problems like me. The doctor give me a list on food that will promote acid formation:
- Green Apple
- Gassy Drinks, eg: Coke, Pepsi
- Big Onion
- Red Beans
- Coconut Milk
- Roti Canai
- Nasi Lemak
- Loh Mai Kai (Glutinous rice)
- Bak Kut Teh
- Hokkien Mee
Here is the clinic address:
Pusat Gastro Medical Av Sdn Bhd.
Suite AG-3, Plaza Pekeliling 2, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400, KL.
Tel: 03-4041 0426