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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?

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?

Life stress: Directly visualizing the lining of your stomach is valuable enough for your dr to tell you that you have signs of acid burning the lining of your stomach. The good news is that the microscope did not shows significant damage from acid erosion. This life we live is stressful enough. Listen to your dr, take acid-reducing pills, and manage a known problem before you really drill down to an open ulcer. ...Read more

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What can help recover minor gastric erosion?

What can help recover minor gastric erosion?

Avoid the cause: If you know the cause of the erosion- alcohol, aspirin, motrin, advil, 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

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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?

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?

True: The pathology would have ruled out more serious conditions such as celiac disease, Helicobacter infection or Barrett's esophagus, so your doctor is correct. ...Read more

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Difference between gastric ulcer and gastric erosion?

Difference between gastric ulcer and gastric erosion?

The definition: Ulcer is defined as erosion greater than half a centimeter. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Many causes: Even though nsaids and h pylori are common causes of gastric erosions, there are many other causes: stress, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, tumors (gastrinomas), certain foods, ibd, and other medications. Talk with the doctor who performed your endoscopy. ...Read more

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Is a gastric band erosion common?

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

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I want to ask about the treatment of gastric acidity?

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, respectively), prior to seeing your pcp. If symptoms persist please see your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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Is there an effective treatment for gastric pain?

Is there an effective treatment for gastric pain?

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

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