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hi. i got a endoscopy done and doctor says i have antral and fundic mucosa with active chronic helicobacter pylori gastritis. duodenum mucosa. does this infection might cause extreme anxiety? i been feeling so sick and they say is anxiety?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Odd wording for post: Anyone who is sick is sometimes anxious about potential outcome. The cited findings are common, treatable & considered relatively minor. You just likely have a lot of heartburn. The amount of anxiety anyone gets with a specific trigger varies. I wouldn't loose any sleep over this label but you may. I would just get treated & get on with life.

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