Referred for upper endoscopy in Scotland...

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Hi all,

New to the group. A little background, I have been taking Omeprazole for nearly 10 years for recurrent heartburn and reflux symptoms but have never been tested. I went to

the gp about 2 months ago as I didn't think the Omeprazole was working as well and she changed me to ranitidine 150mg twice a day plus peptac as needed - after 3 weeks off Omeprazole we did an h pylori test which came back negative. She then suggested I go for an endoscopy. So that was a month ago . I am still taking ranitidine daily but less peptac. It might be settling. My question is how long will I have to wait for the test. I live in Scotland.

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    It will depend on the health board and their current waiting list. I was referred in Lothian Oct 2014 and didn't get mine until Sept 2015! You can phone the department and ask what their waiting times are so you can have a rough idea of the timescale.

    I really hope you don't have to wait too long!

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