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Is it normal to have prolonged pain for three hours every day. I have been like this for three months diagnose gastritis no bacteria. on bland diet.

Is it normal to have prolonged pain for three hours every day. I have been like this for three months diagnose gastritis no bacteria. on bland diet.

No: It is not normal to have such pain daily, and if it is coming from gastritis, antacid medications should make it get better. Your doctor can evaluate you further for what the cause may be. ...Read more

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Gastritis (Definition)

The term gastritis is used to denote inflammation associated with mucosal injury in the stomach. Gastritis is commonly a result of infectious or autoimmune diseases, although it can also result from drugs, extreme stress ...Read more


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My friend was just diagnosed with gastritis after a vacation we shared. We had been sharing drinks and food. It was caused by a bacteria. Should I be worried?

My friend was just diagnosed with gastritis after a vacation we shared. We had been sharing drinks and food. It was caused by a bacteria. Should I be worried?

Concerned: Although the risk is there, each individuals immune system is different. Perhaps you should be sick, but your body is able to fight it off. Be alert for any similar signs and get to the MD as needed right away. Also, it might have been something eaten which you did not have / share. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Endoscopy show mild gastritis.No bacteria no alcohol or nsaid. Intense hunger pain. How to heal faster? Same symptoms.

Endoscopy show mild gastritis.No bacteria no alcohol or nsaid. Intense hunger pain. How to heal faster? Same symptoms.

Sure, but maybe...: ...Your symptoms arise outside the stomach, like pancreas, biliary tree, etc. Stomach issues can be categorized as: problems with inflammation (e.g. Ulcers), with infection (e.g. H.Pylori or parasites), with motility (examples: gastroparesis, gastric outlet obstruction), with secretion (hyper or hypo-acidity), infiltrative (lymphoma, cancer), blood flow (gastropathies), functional dyspepsias, etc. ...Read more

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How come my mild gastritis won't heal if I don't have bacteria no NSAID, on bland diet, taking Carafate (sucralfate) PPIs??? 3 months in pain.

No longer mild: The pain pattern is critical in establishing the diagnosis, before or after meals, periods of high stress, etc. How was your diagnosis made? In case you did not have an upper endoscopy, you might need one. Would recommend that you keep a log with the type of food/ drinks that you ingest and the timing/character of your pain and bring it to your follow-up visit. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop the frequency of gastritis attacks when it's not food or bacteria induced? Also have extra bile in stomach. Biliary reflux.

What can I do to stop the frequency of gastritis attacks when it's not food or bacteria  induced? Also have extra bile in stomach. Biliary reflux.

Consultation advised: Your asking a complicated question that's impossible to answer without knowing more about your symptoms and medical history. There are various causes for "Gastritis". For patient information on the causes and Rx of Gastritis see > http://bit.ly/1U4eRqQ and http://bit.ly/220RDH5 A consultation on Health Tap may be helpful. A voice/video or INBOX Text is best. A text chat is least desirable. ...Read more

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How to structure a diet that helps in the treatment of h pylori or gastritis. Does drinking a lot of water eliminate the h pylori bacteria?

NEITHER: a diet NOR lots of water Eliminate H Pylori...this requires TREATMENT with appropriate PRESCRIPTION medication! Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider to helps or to refer you to a Gastroenterologist> Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have chronic gastritis as well as the h.pylori bacteria. Once medication& treatment is done &I'm well again, is it safe to smoke anything but cigs?

I have chronic gastritis as well as the h.pylori bacteria. Once medication& treatment is done &I'm well again, is it safe to smoke anything but cigs?

Chronic Gastritis: I thank you for seeking treatment for Chronic Gastritis. At age 20, you deserve relief Ask yourself and your Physicians about effect of Alcohol, Stress, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Aleve (naproxen) and other pain relievers Use Relaxation Music, Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Yoga, Meditation, See Psychiatrist for stresses of relationship, separation, school, work and finances which can cause hyperacidity ...Read more

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Is probiotics a goodthing to takeafter taking doxycycline?I developed gastritis n GERD.Heard probiotics repopulates bacteria.Any bad probiotic effects

Is probiotics a goodthing to takeafter taking doxycycline?I developed gastritis n GERD.Heard probiotics repopulates bacteria.Any bad probiotic effects

Probiotics: Most people don't need probiotics after taking a course of antibiotics, since the normal bacterial flora of the gut repopulates rapidly after stopping antibiotics. If you have a history of C. difficile, it may be useful to take probiotics, however. Otherwise, studies do not support their routine use. Having said that, there are not usually many side effects, if you do decide to try them. Good luck ...Read more

Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more