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Erosions In The Antrum
I just asked a question about a hiatal hernia in the cardia. I have another question about erosion in the antrum. Can some answer my question, please?
Hiatal hernia: Not sure what your question is, but a hiatal hernia is when the normal opening for the esophagus in the diaphragm stretches out, and allows the stomach to herniate in to the chest. The top part of the stomach next to the valve at the esophagus is called the cardia, and if this were the only part herniated, it would be a very small hernia, not responsible for ulcers in the antrum. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Doc, I have erosions in both antrum and duodenum, and I undergo ubnormal excretion, what ever I take, they come out like dysentery.
Diarrea ulcers: Simon, have you had previous gastric surgery with a vagotomy, because if so this is "dumping syndrome" and you should see the surgeon who did surgery. Has Zollinger-Ellison syndrome been excluded? Otherwise, rule out infectious causes and excessive treatment with H2 blockers like Tagamet, Nexium (esomeprazole) etc can cause diarrhea. If you are losing more water than intake you shd go to ER thanks ...Read more
Gastritis moderate severe non-erosive in the antrum and body of the stomach how long does it take to heal? Using Prilosec protonics and pepcid (famotidine)? had v&p in 1976 is the acid not shut down properly?
Approx. 8-12 weeks:
Assume the diagnosis was made by EGD. Biopsy for H. Pylori must be taken. If it was negative then PPI and H2 blocker as you are taking is the right treatment for 12 weeks. And if symptoms continue, one can continue for longer period of time.
Avoid Alcohol, NSAID/Aspirin/Cigarette/Spicy and fatty food. ...Read more
Could this be celiac? Blood work was tissue transglutaminase iga auto antibodies 5 units, tsh cascade 2.5, gastrin level 17. Endoscopy showed grade 2 esophagitis, erosion in the antrum, congestion and edema in the second part of the duodenum and a 5-
Endo biopsy result regenerative changes consistent w/ healing erosion or chemical gastritis (antrum). neg for h pylor and intesti metaplasa. Is cancer?
I have BENIGN GASTRIC MUCOSA SHOWING CHRONIC INACTIVE GASTRITIS. What does that mean? I also have congestion, erythema, and erosion in my gastric antrum. Do I have a possibility of it becoming cancerous?
Well: The best person to answer your queries is the physician who performed the scope and took the biopsies, what you have is common, but has to be interpreted in a clinical context, best wishes ...Read more
Endoscopy revealed diffuse moderate inflammation characterized by erosions & erythema in gastric body & antrum. Biopsies taken. Dr. Is looking for?
Endoscopy revealed diffuse moderate inflammation characterized by erosions & erythema in gastric body & antrum. Biopsies taken. Is cancer likely?
Wait for biopsy,,,,,: At this point it's inconclusive to say and a clearer idea of this can be obtained once the biopsy results come back. Most stomach cancers are characterized by raised and thickened ulcer margins which you apparently don't have. Other cancers there are associated with blood disorders like lymphomas and have gastric thickening. Based on this cancer isn't likely but again, the bx gives more info.. ...Read more
What regenerative mean? Biopsy antrum result- regenerative change consistent w/chemical gastritis or healing erosion. Neg for hpylori & inte metaplasia
There was damage to the lining of the stomach and it now healing by regenerating new epithelium/lining.
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Diffuse moderate inflammation characterized by erosion and erythema found in gastric body and gastric antrum. Biopsies taken. What is dr. Looking for?
Endoscopy result (antral gastritis) and dr. Said it is GERD and prescribed rabeprozole (no fix). Antrum shows diffuse gastric erosions. D1 & d2 normal.?
Localized continuous erythema, friability, & congestion of the mucosa with no bleeding in Antrum. Compatible with non-erosive gastritis? Biopsy done!
H PYLORI?: I would recommend getting copies of your reports and making sure they did biopsies for h pylori. Also blood work for hpylori ig G and IG m and still for HPYLORI x 3 samples And blood work for celiac disease. You may benefit from a ppi like protonix (pantoprazole). And a gluten free diet. WholeApproach. Com. Gutbliss. Com Also probiotics. Follow up with GI doc To go over treatment options. ...Read more
Define "gastritis": Gastro means stomach; -itis means inflammation (so "gastritis" means an irritated stomach lining). The "antrum" is the last part of the stomach. "chronic" means longstanding, but is also a term applied both to endoscopic appearance of stomach inflammation as well as what the biopsies of your stomach tell us. ...Read more
Need followup: Hyperplasia is the first of 3 stages in the process of tumor formation, the next stage is dysplasia and then the neoplasia = tumor. There are a few types of neuroendocrine cells in the stomach, depending on which area of the stomach, those in the antrum are G and D cells. So, neuroendocrine hyperplasia of the antrum means that some of those cells are undergoing abnormal proliferation (growth). ...Read more
Antritis: The stomach makes acid. Acid digests some foods especially proteins. It also produces a protective layer of mucous. If that mucous layer is decreased it exposes the lining of the stomach to those acids. Things that decrease that mucous layer are stress, aspirin, motrin, advil (ibuprofen) and other like drugs. With exposure to those acids the lining of the stomach begins erode causing injury to the lining. ...Read more
Maybe not acid...: Related. Could be irritants such as alcohol, reflux of bile into stomach, effects of aspirin, other. Talk to md about other causes and possible rx, including med change, use of other rx, e.g. Sucralfate, which works by a different mechanism than Prilosec and other ppi meds. ...Read more
Endoscopy results today - mild erythematous/exudative with no bleeding in antrum. What does this mean??
Endoscopy results: endoscopy reports are difficult to interpret without seeing the results of the clinical setting and any biopsy results or photographs taken. Having said that, the description you give suggests that there was a mild amount of redness and mucus in the last portion of the stomach. The significance of this is unclear, and can best be determined by talking to your endoscopist. Good luck. ...Read more
After an EGD, colonoscopy, my sheet says Granularity in antrum compatible w/ gastritis. What does this mean? That I have gastritis?
Gastritis: Mild gastritis-erythema means mild redness of the mucosa. ...Read more
Define gastritis: Gastritis is an inflammation of the mucosa of the stomach, of which there are MANY causes (please refer to prior HealthTap answers on the subject). The timing & duration of the condition may differentiate between acute gastritis & chronic gastritis. What you are describing is a histologic term based on the microscopic appearance of your biopsy taken from the lining at the end of your stomach. ...Read more