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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?

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

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Doc,i have erosions in both antrum and duodenum,and i undergo ubnormal excretion,what ever i take,they come out like dysentery.

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

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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?

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

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Endo biopsy result regenerative changes consistent w/ healing erosion or chemical gastritis(antrum). neg for h pylor and intesti metaplasa. is cancer?

Endo biopsy result regenerative changes consistent w/ healing erosion or chemical gastritis(antrum). neg for h pylor and intesti metaplasa. is cancer?

No : nothing in that report to just cancer. Only good news there. Continue to follow up with your doctor coming in if you have other questions, be sure to ask. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Endoscopy revealed diffuse moderate inflammation characterized by erosions & erythema in gastric body & antrum. Biopsies taken. Is cancer likely?

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

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What regenerative mean? biopsy antrum result- regenerative change consistent w/chemical gastritis or healing erosion.neg for hpylori & inte metaplasia

What regenerative mean? biopsy antrum result- regenerative change consistent w/chemical gastritis or healing erosion.neg for hpylori & inte metaplasia

Healing: There was damage to the lining of the stomach and it now healing by regenerating new epithelium/lining. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. ...Read more

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Localized continuous erythema, friability, & congestion of the mucosa with no bleeding in Antrum. Compatible with non-erosive gastritis? Biopsy done!

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

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Definition of gastritis antrum? What causes it? Can it be treated?

Definition of gastritis antrum? What causes it?  Can it be treated?

Inflammation: Of lining of lower part of stomach. Can be caused by infection with bacteria h. Pylori, irritants, such as bile backwash, alcohol, some meds, effect of antiiinflammatory meds, other. Rx can include avoidance of irritant, rx of infection, protective coating. ...Read more

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What is chronic gastritis in your antrum

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

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What does simple neuroendocrine hyperplasia in the antrum mean?

What does simple neuroendocrine hyperplasia in the antrum mean?

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

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What kind of followup should simple neuroendocrine hyperplasia in the antrum have?

What kind of followup should simple neuroendocrine hyperplasia in the antrum have?

Nothing special: I see that you're already taking vitamin B12 and perhaps this has to do with your stomach no longer making acid, explaining the neuroendocrine hyperplasia. Ask your physician how often you need to be endoscoped for whatever you were endoscoped for. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an erythema in the Antrum mean?

What does it mean to have an erythema in the Antrum mean?

Erythema = redness: A red-appearing antrum (last part of the stomach) suggests inflammation of some cause. If symptomatic, treatment is available. ...Read more