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My biopsies are h. pylori negative but shows reactive chemical gastropathy. i dont take nsaids. is this bile? and will prilosec actually work. my upper abdomen hurts. i also have a small superficial non bleeding ulcer?

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Bile is added to digestive material down the line after it leaves the stomach, not before. A chemical irritant may be something you eat/drink (alcohol) or the stomach acid. Prilosec and other PPI drugs may help.

Answered 7/4/2022

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