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Does Nexium Cause Stomach Polyps
Polyp: May be small. Hard to judge otherwise. ...Read more
Unexplained mild anemia with hgb ranging from 12.5 to 13.6., benign polyps removed, benign stomach polyps + mild weakness. What would be the cause?
Find cause: Don't accept "unexplained" as the cause of an anemia, even a mild one. Either you're iron deficient (from diet, monthly or other loss, or bleeding from polyps), or you have thalassemia minor, or you have some other cause that you deserve to have found. We can't do that for you, and if your personal physician is hasn't (these can be hard workups), get with a hematologist. ...Read more
The simple: Answer is no! ibs is a physiological problem and does not by itself cause any of the above problems. ...Read more
Gerd, stomach polyps, want to go off 20mgs Prilosec, how without rebound effect. Prilosec caused polyps doc ok to continue scared lt effects of it.
Not dangerous: These pots are not considered to be dangerous. If you want to go off the medication without rebound, wean yourself off slowly over the course of 1 to 2 weeks. Do this by gradually decreasing the dose and frequency. There are other ways to control Gerd without medication. These include endoscopic procedures such as Stretta, and surgical fundoplication. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Yes, many antacids a: There are many antacid medicines available for GERD. Besides PPIs, there are H2- blockers like Cimetidine/ Ranitidine and Famotidine(Pepcid (famotidine)). Pepcid (famotidine) is the next best medicine to stop acid production in your stomach. it is available as a prescription as well as over the counter. Take one tablet daily at bedtime. if the symptoms recur during the day/evening, take it twice(12 hours apart) daily. ...Read more
Bad GERD even on 300mg ranitidine, prilosec stopped working. Is gerd caused by stomach polyps and gasteroperesis? H pylori 2011. Will get worse?
See GI doctor: Assuming that you are taking your medication correctly(Prilosec 30-60 mins before breakfast) and have followed the dietary precautions, one needs to consider bile reflux as a potential cause. Stomach polyps unless causing obstruction would not lead to GERD but gastroparesis may by slowing down stomach emptying. Sometimes surgery may be needed to correct the problem. ...Read more
Yes, one type is.: Fundic gland polyps associated with use of proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec have very low risk of malignancy. If they are associated with a familial syndrome (like fap), they may be malignant. If multiple polyps are found during endoscopy, recommendations are to biopsy some of the polyps and remove polyps larger than 1 cm. Recommendations for surveillance are based on the type of polyp, . ...Read more
Hello. My esophagram showed stomach polyps. Which type of doctor handles this and where do I go from here? Thanks
Gastroenterologist: A GI specialist can check your stomach by means of upper endoscopy. This allows a direct look inside the stomach to define the size and the number of polyps which can be either removed or a biopsy taken in order to find the cause. Treatment will be influenced by the cause. ...Read more
What is the treatment for colon and stomach polyps? I have a few bening in the stomach and 2 benign removed from colon.
Endoscopic removal: Surveillance of polyps by endoscope and removal , some times may need respective surgery , more than that , need more info , have to know the type of polyps, if you have any other members of your family have them, have any pigmentation on lips etc. ...Read more
Gastro doc wants me to considerweight loss surgery. I'm 280, little reflux, many benign stomach polyps. I'm scared. Any advice? Rather loss naturally
Natural loss is best: Weight reduction surgery is a choice of last resort. if you can do it with your own efforts, that is the best way to control weight. Yet it is difficult and requires determination and firm, discipline in controlling your food eating habits. In other words it is a disease of the behavior.....so you have to change your behavior in terms of eating less and moving /exercise more and stick to it daily. ...Read more
Sharp pain in waves upper middle abdomen, shallow breathing, moaning on exhale, doctors say pancreatitis or stomach polyps but can't figure it out. ?
See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i moderately drink alcohol after the removal of two bening colon polyps and benign stomach polyps?
Moderately: Like one beer or wine glass a day. ...Read more
Can take zantac (ranitidine) or something else while trying to wean off prilosec? Prilosec not helping at all anymore. Have gerd & stomach polyps recent upper endo
Yes: Zantac (ranitidine) has a totally different mechanism of action than Prilosec. It is safe to take up to 150 mg twice a day. Starting a lower dose of 150 mg once a day may be advisable and if this is not enough to control your symptoms, you may increase it to 150 mg twice a day. It is important to make sure that you are not infected with H.pylori. H.pylori requires specific treatment. ...Read more
Had an endoscopy. I am on Nexium (esomeprazole) for years. The GI said I had a polyp in my stomach & is normal for people on PPI's and not to worry. Is that normal?
Fundic gland polyps: perhaps not *normal* but common, yes - up to 10% of people on long-term PPI develop fundic gland polyps. we have no data so far to say that it predisposes people to cancer - OTOH, we don't have long enough data to 100% say there is no association at all either. *if* there is an increased cancer risk it will probably turn out to be minute and more likely in pts with genetic predisposition. ...Read more
Antral erosion with (mild) congestive gastropathy with gastric polyp with erosive duodinitis (polypectomy done) explanation, advice and diet please.
I had a colonoscopy and egd done 4 days ago, is it normal to still feel bloated abd nausea? They removed a gastric polyp
Yes: While performing the endoscopic exam AIR is introduced to dilate and then properly observe the lining of your upper gastrointestinal tract! It takes a while for this gas to pass! 4 days is absolutely normal..a week maximal after that consult with the endoscopist! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Recently diagnosed with gastritis and gastric polyp via endoscopy. I've started developing a sharp pain 2 in left of my belly button. What is it?
Depends: Depends on size. Small ones can regress. ...Read more
1 4mm polyp age 50. 1 5mm polyp @57. Now @60 (seeking cause mild left-abdominal pain, now gone) had 7 polyps incl 2 1cm and 1 1.2cm. Strange pattern?
Abdominal pain.: Pain such as yours is often due to diverticulitis, but there are many other potential causes. Polyps do not generally cause any pain or discomfort. The type of polyp is just as important as the number and size. Seems like your doctors understand that and have you on a good screening schedule. ...Read more
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