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I have gastritis no know cause, i started nexium (esomeprazole) 20mg almost a month ago, i still have days of pain, bloating, and can still see blood in my bm ???

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? More going on here: What you describe neither sounds like adequate gastritis treatment, nor are your signs/symptoms likely solely due to gastritis. Please schedule an appointment with your gastroenterologist--you need further testing to identify the untreated aspects of your care.

Answered 10/8/2015

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Gastritis?: SMartins ~ if you still have blood in your stool this needs full workup and investigation with flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. Pleas continue with the Nexium (esomeprazole) and see a gastro-enterologist for a bowel exam.( or visit the nearest ER) thanks

Answered 10/6/2015

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Dr. David Lipkin answered

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See answer: If you are seeing bright red blood in stool it's coming from bleeding hemorrhoids or from another source in your colon, not from gastritis(which would cause black bowel movements.) Your pain my be from gastritis or another cause. There are different types of gastritis. Discuss your symptoms with your Dr. May need colonoscopy or flex sig if not done already> http://wb.md/1Jj80zo

Answered 10/6/2015

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