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I have diffuse erosive gastritis. Could not understand what it is exactly or how it is different from other types of gastritis.

I have diffuse erosive gastritis. Could not understand what it is exactly or how it is different from other types of gastritis.

Degree of damage: Most gastritis is diffuse inflammation and irritation of the stomach lining; erosive gastritis tells us that the same tissue is being damaged or eroded. This is more serious and may take longer to deal with. It is important to take the medication prescribed. It is also unwise to smoke, drink alcohol as well as eating acidic foods and any other foods that irritate and cause pain and/or that your do. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Gastritis (Definition)

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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Can you please tell me how diffuse erosive gastritis is different from other types of gastritis? What are the symptoms and causes?

Gastritis: Basically, gastritis just means inflammation of the stomach, erosive gastritis is a more severe form where the ling of the stomach is actually eroded away. An ulcer is the most extreme form. Causes can be excessive acid production, alcohol, medications, smoking or infection with h pylori. Symptoms are left upper to mid abdominal burning often relieved with antiacids. ...Read more

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Been taking prescribed meds for diffuse erosive gastritis, h pylori & hiatal hernia for a month but it doesn't seem to help. Anything else I can do?

Need doc: Assuming these diagnoses were made with appropriate imaging and are correct, then you need to inform the treating doctor. "plan b" may be in order. Were you instructed to modify certain life style issues such as drinking alcohol and smoking and you didn't? The medications need help from the patient. Monitor your stool for black tarry stools which are a sign of bleeding in esophagus and/or stomach. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with hiatal hernia, diffuse erosive gastritis, and h pylori infection. Are there other remedies aside fron the meds and diet?

I've been diagnosed with hiatal hernia, diffuse erosive gastritis, and h pylori infection. Are there other remedies aside fron the meds and diet?

Meds are better: The conditions you describe are serious. Diet and over the counter meds may help some. However, the prescription medications - antibiotics and acid lowering mediations are safe and effective. They will help you and have very low side effects. Serious complications can occur from what you have. I'd recommend seeing a doctor again and do take the medications.
Feel better. Peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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What are the causes of erosive gastritis?

What are the causes of erosive gastritis?

There are many: But common causes are use NSAIDs such as Advil (ibuprofen) in heavy doses, alcohol, cocaine and radiation ...Read more

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What is a good medicine for erosive gastritis?

Erosive gastritis: How to treat erosive gastritis depends on the cause. If H pylori is present, then that organism needs to be treated. If NSAIDs are involved, they probably need to be stopped. Otherwise, medications to reduce acid will usually help gastritis. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How many time can persist an erosive gastritis? It may persist 1, 2 or three months or it can persists for years??

May be persistent.: Depending on the cause, erosive gastritis may be persistent for years. If H pylori is present, then it should be treated. If not, you may need to be on medication for it. I would return to the gastroneurologist who diagnosed the gastritis to make a plan to treated adequately for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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I treated erosive gastritis caused by H-Plylori 4years ago. Now I have mild gastritis again in new endoscopy with negative H-P! what's cause this time?

I treated erosive gastritis caused by H-Plylori 4years ago. Now I have mild gastritis again in new endoscopy with negative H-P! what's cause this time?

Many: Many reason for gastritis besides H pylori

Some are stress on the top of the list

Others like food you are eating like spices food

Other organ can contribute to gastritis like gallbladder and pancreas

Treatment is treating the causes and allow the stomach lining to heal

Good luck

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What juices are healing for erosive gastritis? It seems some information out saying that juices are healing and some advise against it.

Juice?: Diet is probably not a big contributor to healing. Treatment of underlying h pylori and treatment with a proton pump inhibitor are the keystones of therapy. ...Read more

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I treated erosive gastritis caused by H-Plylori. I have mild gastritis again in endoscopy with negative H-P! what's cause this time? Stress?

I treated erosive gastritis caused by H-Plylori. I have mild gastritis again in endoscopy with negative H-P! what's cause this time? Stress?

Rx success?: Overall eradication success with treatment for H. pylori is approximately 85 to 90%. Any follow-up testing must be done after a suitable interval to allow the bacteria, if still present, to increase in numbers so as to be detectable. It is also important that you do not take any antacid or acid suppression therapy for at least 30 days prior to any repeat testing. ...Read more

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Could long term use of prilosec (3yrs) be the cause of erosive gastritis? Due to not having enough acid vs. To much & therefore also cause gastritis.

Not likely: It is not likely that the Prilosec is associated with erosive gastritis. It is possible that a behavior, e.g. nonsteroidals, smoking, alcohol may have been continued, in spite of being on Prilosec - which was the risk factor. Prilosec, a proton pump inhibitor, is used to treat erosive gastritis, albeit at higher doses. ...Read more

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Could Plavix (clopidogrel) cause erosive gastritis?

Could Plavix (clopidogrel) cause erosive gastritis?

Usually not, but:: The website eHealthMe reports that of 67, 468 patients taking Plavix only 153 people (0.23%) reported gastritis as a side effect. Some of these patients were also taking other medications well known to cause gastritis, such as aspirin and Celebrex (celecoxib).

Thus, if you are taking Plavix and have developed gastritis,
it's likely that something else is responsible. ...Read more

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Would taking slippery elm as a supplement for an erosive gastritis flare up cause any harm?

Slippery elm: There is no good evidence that slippery Elm helps in any gastrointestinal illness, despite some Internet hype. In addition, it can result in decreased absorption of needed medications. I would avoid it! ...Read more

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I have had erosive gastritis for 2 years now despite being treated with Protonix and Nexium (esomeprazole). WHY?

H. Pylori infection: Have you been scoped & if so, was a biopsy obtained? If not, it's still reasonable to argue that you have a bacterial infection of your stomach lining. At this point, an empiric triple or even quadruple therapy protocol is warranted (PPI + clarithromycin (or amoxicillin) + metronidazole + bismuth salicylate) x2 weeks. This could be managed by a Family Doc or PCP; no need to see gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I had erosive gastritis caused by H-Pylori. I treated H-Pylori and it was negative. Is it possible the gastritis remains still after treating H-P?

Possible? Sure, . ..: But not likely, unless you have another underlying cause of gastritis in addition, such as aspirin or NSAID use. The gastritis usually heals. If you're still having symptoms, perhaps you have another issue altogether, such as GERD, gallbladder disease, or irritable bowel syndrome. Good luck. ...Read more

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What blood thinner can be given to people with erosive gastritis?

What blood thinner can be given to people with erosive gastritis?

Anticoagulation: Erosive gastritis carries a bleeding risk with it. As such anticoagulants carry an increased risk....any anticoagulant. Making a decision regarding giving anticoagulation to a patient with an increased bleeding risk requires a risk to benefit evaluation. Your question needs to be discussed with your personal doctors relative to you and your situation and risks. ...Read more

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What is esophageal basal hyperplasia, erosive gastritis and chronic inactive gastritis. These are some if what I have been diagnosed with?

What is esophageal basal hyperplasia, erosive gastritis and chronic inactive gastritis. These are some if what I have been diagnosed with?

Inflammation: Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach (see: http://sgoti. Ws/zotkqv). It sounds like you had an endoscope showing esophageal basal hyperplasia, which is increased cellular growth. Look at the pathology report, assuming you had a biopsy. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. ...Read more

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I take esomeprazole for erosive gastritis. Food is getting stuck. Gp referred to check it's not proceeded to more serious. What can more serious be?

I take esomeprazole for erosive gastritis. Food is getting stuck. Gp referred to check it's not proceeded to more serious. What can more serious be?

Dysphagia: In the setting of reflux disease, food getting stuck (dysphagia) is fairly common. It is usually due to inflammation of the end of the esophagus, but occasionally Is due to more serious things, such as esophageal cancer. It is unlikely that you have cancer, but it is important to evaluate the cause. The esophagus can be dilated to normal size at the same time, solving the problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am in pain 24/7. I've been told to try marijuana. I'm curious but hesitant. I've never smoked ANYTHING before. Having erosive gastritis, is it safe?

I am in pain 24/7. I've been told to try marijuana. I'm curious but hesitant. I've never smoked ANYTHING before. Having erosive gastritis, is it safe?

No, see doctor: Why are you in pain? It may be something that is treatable or manageable with routine pain medications. Weed is a psychoactive drug and will mess with your brain. You should see a doctor for an evaluation, before medicating yourself with weed.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I have erosive gastritis and I tried nexium (esomeprazole) and pariet. I feel better when I took them, but my symptom come back when I stop taking. What can I do?

I have erosive gastritis and I tried nexium (esomeprazole) and pariet. I feel better when I took them, but my symptom come back when I stop taking. What can I do?

Take longer?: For how long did you take Nexium (esomeprazole)? Assuming there's no H. Pylori infection causing your gastritis, you'd have to take Nexium (esomeprazole) for several weeks at least to induce healing. If there is an H.pylori etiology, you'd need specific treatment for that for help the condition. If you had an EGD, you'd know if there was such an infection or not. ...Read more

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A biopsy made to my stomach reflected this result: chronic inactive superficial focal erosive gastritis. What its mean?

It means nothing ser: This is a twisted way of saying that there is nothing serious that the biopsy shows! The key word here is "inactive". If it was " active", then you would be told that you have mild gastritis. I would not worry about this biopsy report., . Of course your doctor who did the biopsy should be able to answer your questions and guide you further.! ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosis w/ erosive gastritis, esophagatis grade a from gerd. I can barely eat a couple bites of foods for gerd, and I get sick. Bloated ect?

I was recently diagnosis w/ erosive gastritis, esophagatis grade a from gerd. I can barely eat a couple bites of foods for gerd, and I get sick. Bloated ect?

Medications?: Are you currently on any medications? Simple over the counter antacids my provide temporary relief and a ppi prescribed by your physician may also help your condition. You can also try making a log of foods that make you sick and foods that you are able to eat. Try avoiding spicy foods, alcohol, coffee, etc. Don't eat with 3 hours before bed. Get tested for h pylori. Avoid Ibuprofen & like meds. ...Read more

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I am taking Plavix (clopidogrel) and I will have to add some Aspirin for a month. I have erosive gastritis. What should I do?

I am taking Plavix (clopidogrel) and I will have to add some Aspirin for a month. I have erosive gastritis. What should I do?

All depends: The most important factor is why you are taking the Plavix (clopidogrel). Some indications such as peripheral artery disease may not be as strong as others, i.e.recent stroke. Erosive gastritis is a serious risk for bleeding; your doctor (s) will want to weight the benefit of Plavix (clopidogrel)/aspirin against the risk for you. Options include no anti-coagulation to other alternatives including heparin. Work with your doc! ...Read more

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Recently had an egd done. Only thing noted was erosive gastritis. Could a hiatial hernia large enough to cause symptoms be missed?

Recently had an egd done. Only thing noted was erosive gastritis. Could a hiatial hernia large enough to cause symptoms be missed?

Hiatal hernia: Usually large hiatal hernias are easy to see on egd. However, it is operator dependent so it is possible it was missed. Keep in mind, erosive gastritis and hiatal hernia / gerd are two separate things. You can have horrible gastritis and have no hiatal hernia. ...Read more

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How long does erosive gastritis take to heal? Been on omeprazole 20 mg, twice a day for 9 days, then 40 mg once a day for 7 days. No h pylori.

LONG time: The worsen the erosive gastritis is, the longer it may take to heal sometimes several weeks. And then to prevent them from recurrence may be on Omeprazole daily for pretty long time if not daily from there on, specially is there is added tobacco, citrics, NSAIDS, caffeine or other substances that irritate the gastric mucosa. Avoid all this irritants and continue using the medicine and follow up. ...Read more

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22 yrs old medical student diagnosed with acute erosive gastritis, -ve H. pylori, non smoker, been on Nexium (esomeprazole) 40 mg for 8 weeks, no improvement help?

22 yrs old medical student diagnosed with acute erosive gastritis, -ve H. pylori, non smoker, been on Nexium (esomeprazole) 40 mg for 8 weeks, no improvement help?

See your GI doc.: If eight weeks of Nexium (esomeprazole) have not helped, you should see your gastroenterologist for the next step in treatment. In the meantime, avoid aspirin and NSAIDs and any food would you notice makes your symptoms worse. Use antacids prn. Avoid smoking and alcohol. I would see him or her as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more