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Gastric Erosion Treatment
Dr said i had slight gastric erosion after endoscopy. Everything else was normal.. Biopsied the area and it came back as normal. How can that be?
No test is perfect: Sometimes mucosal pits or dents can look like erosions, and on stomach biopsy prove normal. Sometimes, tiny gastric lesions are targeted for biopsy, but surrounding unaffected tissue is obtained instead. Your doctor may be suspicious of erosive disease & will be gratified if you respond to his empiric treatment of it. Certainly express your concerns to the treating physician if still symptomatic. ...Read more
Dr said i had very mild gastric erosion on endoscopy but pathology came back as within normal limits.Dr said it was fine then. True?
Avoid the cause: If you know the cause of the erosion- alcohol, aspirin, motrin, advil, (ibuprofen) alleve- I would say to avoid these medications. Try and find out the cause from the treating doctor. I diet low in fat and fried foods and low in caffeine may help by not further irritating the area. Ask your doctor if he wants to prescribe a medicine for the erosion. But first and foremost, find the cause. ...Read more
Hi Doc please help, I was diagnose with gastric erosion, h-pylorie, hemorhoids and rectal polyp remove..prescrbe with pantrpzole 40mg, claritromycin and ammoxicilin for 14days. Then continues another pantrpazole 40mg for 12days and reduce to 20mg. However
Be followed timely..: Apparently, you have worked well with your doc so you have received the care as described. Hence, it would be most logical and beneficial to revisit her/him for follow-up so to decide further modification of care is needed or not. How to get the things for adequate healthcare done correctly? Follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish to health... ...Read more
The definition: Ulcer is defined as erosion greater than half a centimeter. Hope it helps. ...Read more
Bigger, deeper: Usually erosions turn into ulcers as they get bigger and deeper. ...Read more
26 years old--upper endoscopy report said "slight gastric erosion' in stomach. What could cause that? Alcohol? Coffee?
Common: These is a very common finding on most endoscopies and iate often not due to anything specific and not a source of concern. If you have acid symptoms then you should take acid suppressants, otherwise no intervention is needed. Ulcer or bleeding on the hand requires treatment.. ...Read more
Diagnosed marked antral gastritis & pylorus gastric erosion w-tiny ulcers
I can eat small amount, else I have nausea
Do I have to force myself to eat?
For someone in your condition, it is best to eat small, frequent meals throughout the day to ensure you receive nutrition throughout the day. This will allow you to receive the nutrients throughout the day without feeling nauseated or heavy. This will prevent the heartburn if you eat something every 3-4 hours throughout the day until the ulcers heal.
Have you taken antibiotics for the h.Pylori? ...Read more
Endoscopy report said slight linear gastric erosion on distal body of stomach. I don't take nsaids and h.Pylori negative. What caused this? I'm 27.
Symptoms: recurrent ocular irritation.
Treatment: frequent artificial tear drops daily (lubricating drops). Also, there are more invasive corneal procedures that can lessen the frequency of recurrences. ...Read more
PPI: a class of medication call proton pump inhibitors (PPI) has been shown to be most effective for erosive esophagitis, and includes medications like omeprazole. But be sure that you see a gastroenterologist to be sure that this is from reflux and not involve infectious or allergic (eosinophilic esophagitis) or complication of medications, for example. Happy to consult. ...Read more
Ophthalmologist: An ophthalmologist is best qualified to evaluate, advise and treat you for this important eye disorder. ...Read more
What's best treatment for recurrent corneal erosions: anterior stromal puncture or phototherapeutic keratectomy?
Meds then surgery: Usually you want to move from least to most aggressive treatment. Utilizing topical and oral anti-inflammatories as well as lubricating treatment should be tried first. Stromal puncture should only be used for small areas outside of the visual axis as scarring can occur. Laser ptk can be used for a larger area that is more anterior, especially if the cornea is steep or the pt is nearsighted. ...Read more
Please can I have info on cervical erosion. I never got any kind if treatment when i was told I have it. Confused? Is there a way to heal it on my own
Outdated term: In the us, this term isn't used, as it doesn't have a specific definition or cause.In other parts of the world, it's been used to describe a red appearance of the cervix, which may be caused by infection, stds, or may be normal.See a gyno now, and ask if there's any abnormal appearance, and get tested for stds if needed. Then use condoms in the future if you may be at risk for stds. ...Read more
I had a bankart repair last year and now the anchor sites (3) have turned cystic. One is very large with bone erosion. What are the treatment options?
Many things: Rest, ice, over the counter pain meds, and activity modification is a good starting point. Your orthopaedic surgeon can give you more specifics. ...Read more
One week: If the silver nitrate treatment is not disturbed by tampons or intercourse. ...Read more
8 weeks of Nexium&Protonix40mg for severe esophagitis & eritemous pangastritis.Now erosive antral gastritis, no esophagitis. Causes & treatment?
Sounds like you have had a series of endoscopic studies and likely biopsy studies to rule out infection with H. Pylori, Barrett Disease, and Eosinophilic Gastritis. Consider serum Gastrin level, parietal cell antibodies and B12 level.
No antiarthritic meds incl. aspirin.
No Tums because of acid rebound(looks likes acid is being suppressed)
Take Nexium (esomeprazole) in early morn
Consider Nexium (esomeprazole)+Carafate+Pepcid ...Read more
I had a silver nitrate treatment for a cervical erosion last Wednesday, I have had very watery discharge since then.. Is this normal? It soaked my und
Normal: Cervical irritation causes the cervix to generate a watery discharge. Sometimes it has a bad odor or a black color from the silver nitrate. Its normal. ...Read more
I had silver nitrate treatment for a returning cervical erosion yesterday. How soon can I have sex (to check if it worked this time)?
Depends: This answer depends on the size of the area treated. Unfortunately the only person who will not the extent of the treatment is your doctor. ...Read more
Colp & heat treatment for cervical erosion 1 wk ago. Lots of yellow discharge since & last 2 days brown / red spotting. Cycle day 16.Is this normal?
Can be normal: This can be the normal process after treatment as the cervix goes through stages of healing. Important to adhere to post-procedure instructions, especially if temporary abstinence is recommended. If having other symptoms like fevers/significant pelvic pain/discomfort, changes in odor, these could be some reasons to see a doc to get evaluated. ...Read more
After 8 weeks of Nexium&Protonix40mg treatment egd still shows erosive gastritis. No biopsy taken due to Plavix (clopidogrel). What blood/other testing do I need?
Focus correct issues: Plavix & aspirin usually Rx'ed for arterial disease plaque ruptures. But aspirin & NSAIDs ↑ gastritis, avoid. Optimize NMR-lipoproteins (get LDL-P to <400-700 nmol/dL), HbA1c <5.0%, SBP <120 mmHg, go HFLC foods & then stop the Plavix. The proton pump inhibitors you're taking tend to help but do not cure. Focus on causes of the gastritis. Study my answers, http://goo.gl/7IyXwY & DietDoctor.com. ...Read more
Gastric band: Band erosion is a very unusual complications of a lap band. It is thought to be related to either an undetected injury at the time of the original surgery, or related to patients 'mistreatment' of their band including continued smoking, regular vomiting, and over tightening of the band. Often the patient has been struggling with their band. Sometimes may experience a sudden lack of restriction. ...Read more
Gastric acidity : It is normal for the stomach to be acidic. If the stomach is too acidic, and you feel "heart burn" or gerd, you can try an proton pump inhibitor or h2 blocker, both of which are otc (prilosec and zantac, (ranitidine) respectively), prior to seeing your pcp. If symptoms persist please see your doctor. ...Read more
Difficult to answer: There are many causes of gastric pain and some are more serious than others. It is worth being evaluated by your primary care to have a clear diagnosis and direction of care. ...Read more
Is there any tips to increase my weight. I m 5'7" and my weight is58. I have slow digestion prob & gastric( no erosion anywhere)..
3,500 kcal = 1 pound: I assume you're 58kg so your body mass index (http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/obesity/bmi/bmicalc.Htm) is normal at 20.0. Check w/your doctor to be sure your thyroid (and rest of you) is normal. Then eat 500cal more each day than you exercise in order to achieve excess of 3, 500cal/wk to gain 1 pound each week. Consider mediterranean diet which has evidence of long-term health benefit. ...Read more
I had an espohagectomy in 2002 with the gastric pull up. I've suffered with both early and late dumping. Is there any treatment that can help?
Gastric Crohn's : There is always a risk of relapse of Crohn's disease, no matter which part of the digestive tract it is in. Treatment with prednisone does not increase the chances of a relapse. It is impossible to predict what the odds of a relapse are, since Crohn's disease is not very predictable in any patient. I would discuss this question with your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more