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Does Gastritis Affect The Womb
Target your looking: Gastritis is a generic term for irritation of the stomach. It is commonly due to simple viral infections & self heals in a few days. If due to alcohol, it usually heals when you stop drinking. If part of a complex stomach infection (ulcers) it can heal with treatment. If/when you can provide background information on a specific issue, you can post a question we can provide a more specific response ...Read more
I have a low ferritin and normal hemoglobin. Also, i have gastritis and can't take iron. How can I raise ferritin level?
Intravenous iron: Iron can be administered intravenously and sufficient amount can be given in one sitting to correct any iron deficiency. You would need to consult your doctor for the need and advisability of this treatment. ...Read more
I get heartburn from certain foods sometimes I don't think I have gastritis and the heartburn comes and goes what could this be?
I am suppose to take 2 types of pills for gastritis but I haven't been able to, could anything bad happen? Should I let my doctor know?
Gastritis: Gastrititis, an inflammation of the stomach lining, is a serious condition that should be treated as it can lead to ulceration, bleeding or perforation if it worsens. It usually heals with a bland diet, avoidance of caffeine, nicotine and alcohol and taking daily medicine like prilosec for about a month. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with mild gastritis a few years ago and haven't had any symptoms until now. I am also dizzy constantly, and feel unwell is this related?
I have been taking gastrimut and Nexium (esomeprazole) for 2 years now and can't seem to cure my gastritis. I still have pain whenever I eat or drink something wrong?
Could be ulcer: Gastritis symptoms or pain with eating which has not responded to treatment with medications could indicate a different problem like an ulcer An evaluation with a doctor and possible endoscopy to look down into stomach might be indicated to help find the right treatment to resolve pain could help you ...Read more
I have a pain in my womb I thought maybe I will menstruate but nothing now the pain is going to my back and I don't menstruate it's been almost a year now. ?
Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. Cyclic pelvic pain could be endometriosis or a variety of other gynecologic causes ...Read more
My last upper scope, showed mild chronic inactive gastritis. Is there a way to resolve this so it isn't a chronic condition? If it is inactive is it still damaging? Is there a cancer risk?
Gastritis: Unfortunately, this is a fairly ambiguous result ... However, it is normally seen in patients who have a bacterial infection called Helicobacter Pylori. You might want to follow up with your GI doctor to see if a simple breath test might be appropriate to test for this infection. If so, treatment is usually a simple cocktail of antibiotics and acid suppression. Hope this helps! ...Read more
How do I stimulate my appetite. I have gastritis and haven't the desire to eat as I have no appetite. I have been drinking fluids though.
Poor appetitie: See your doc to rule out/identify medical conditions. Drink a glass of lemon water about 1/2 hour before a meal to stimulate gastric juices and appetite. Are you under a great deal of stress or worrying about something? If so, consider consulting w/a mental health professional or trusted friend to help you sort things out and cope. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Hi, I have had gastritis and daily acid reflux since september 2013. I would be grateful for any advice. I already eat healthily and don't smoke.
Persistent symptoms: Should definitely be evaluated by a doctor, you need proper treatment. In the meantime you could try an over the counter acid reducer, but it should not take the place of a doctors visit. Good luck! ...Read more
Diagnosed chronic gastritis, been 6 months and still not gone. I've done everything, from lifestyle changes, and medication. Don't know what to do :(?
Are there any substitutes to colonoscopy, I suspect gastritis but also ve pain deep in rectum as I had it before but can't bear pain of that procedure?
Discuss: There are new anesthetics, better preps, and techniques. ...Read more
I take gas x every day. They told me that I may have gastritis... And if gas x is a drug, isn't it bad every day?
Not necessarily bad: Gasx is simethicone, which works on gas. Not necessarily bad. However, if you have gastritis, you probably need to deal with the acidity as well. Acid buffers or blockers would help the gastritis greatly. Buffers such as antacids like maalox, mylanta, tums, etc work well. Acid blockers like zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid (histamine blockers) or prilosec/ Prevacid (proton pump inhibitors) are very effective. ...Read more
Can I still take my anxiety pills with gastritis? They aren't prescription, I think they're mostly natural so are they okay?
Was diagnosed with Gerd and gastritis but doesn't the pain supposed to come and go why is it agony pain constantly 2 days straight?
Possibly not GERD: GERD and gastritis are 2 diagnoses which are frequently made on a "clinical basis", that is, without further testing to back up the diagnoses. The doctor who made the diagnosis may not have been correct. It is possible that pain from your gallbladder can mimic the pain of gastritis. If you are having nausea/vomiting, fevers/chills, or worsening pain, particularly with movement, go to the ER. ...Read more
I have gastritis. I'm on a diet but I don't know exactly what food to eat. Can I eat soy? Breaded soy steak but baked and without oil?
Gastritis : Gastritis is just a general term for inflammation in the stomach. Without more details on how you were diagnosed as having gastritis, it is impossible to know what kind of dietary recommendations to give you. Gen recommendations would be to avoid any particular foods which you notice cause or worsen your pain. Otherwise, I would need more details about your gastritis in order to give you better advice. ...Read more
I had gastritis & gall bladder removed. On medication for both. Now I can't taste food properly. I can eat, just can't taste what I eat.
I would like to know how long does it take to treat first grade of pre womb cancer and will i be able to have children coz I don't haveany?
3-6 months: 3-6 months is generally needed to know if treatment has worked. This is very specialized treatment that should be done in conjunction with a fertility specialist and sometimes in cooperation with a gyn cancer specialist so you have a good understanding of what is going on, how you monitor things, and how long you should wait before trying to become pregnant. ...Read more
I asked a question but the dr didn't seem to understand what I was asking ... can I use Prevacid instead of nexium for gastritis flare up??
Prevacid vs Nexium: In general, the answer is "yes." Both are Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs). Used sparingly, rather than long term, these PPIs are both effective for temporary relief of heartburn symptoms. It would be best to let your doctor know you are switching, if you decide to do so, so your medical record can be updated. ...Read more
I'm 22 & unable to get a full erection at the moment and don't know why. Up to 2 wks ago I was taking omeprazole for gastritis, can this cause it?
Unlikely: The causes of difficulty with erections are many — but unlikely related to omeprazole, and the problem wouldn't last after stopping the medication even if it were involved. Most common causes in 22yr old men are psychological — anxiety or other concerns. If this problem persists, talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Had a colon & endo 8 months ago was mild gastritis. Would anything new develope that soon to cause pain? My gi dr isn't helping me cuz already scoped.
13yr old dtr with abd pain for 2wks. No n/v/d, fever or const. What else should I consider? Has appetite, but doesn't want to eat due to pain. Gastritis?
Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain is a very common complaint among children of all ages. Gastritis can cause abdominal pain. If she is feeling acid come up, having vomit tasting burps then acid reflux is a potential. There are many more questions to ask about the pain and timing of the pain to figure out the proper treatment. Also, make sure that there aren't stressors that could be contributing to her pain. ...Read more
I was prescribed purmycin 250mg cap 120 which I must take 2 capsules twice a day by my dermatologist as I was getting boils monthly. I've been taking them haven't skipped a day however I'm now has gastritis what should I do?
Antibiotic gastritis: Call your prescribing doctor and let them know. ask about topical medications. I have seen people get rid of recurrent facial abscesses by using mupirocin ( bactrban) intranasally for 6 weeks which is less impact on stomach. Gastritis but if persists may leads to ulcer or c difficile. Call your doctor today let them know and be checked for H pylori as well. ...Read more
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