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Kaneohe, HI
A 50-year-old male asked:

Endoscopy revealed diffuse moderate inflammation characterized by erosions & erythema in gastric body & antrum. biopsies taken. dr. is looking for?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Gatritis/H pylori: Looking for gstritis/h pylori infection/ulceration. Wait for biopsy report and meanwhile you might have been advised acid suppression.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Endoscopy: Dr may have been looking for gastric cancer.

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Kaneohe, HI
A 50-year-old male asked:

Endoscopy revealed diffuse moderate inflammation characterized by erosions & erythema in gastric body & antrum. Biopsies taken. Is cancer likely?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Doubt it: Although cancer can only be ruled out by a biopsy, your description is more compatible with an ulcer and/or severe gastritis. I wonder why your gastroenterologist had not discussed the meaning of these findings with you.
Last updated Nov 20, 2021

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