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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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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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What is the difference between gastric ulcer and gastric erosion?

What is the difference between gastric ulcer and gastric erosion?

Bigger, deeper: Usually erosions turn into ulcers as they get bigger and deeper. ...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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What are the symptoms and treatment options for someone with recurrent corneal erosion?

What are the symptoms and treatment options for someone with recurrent corneal erosion?

See below: 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

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What's best treatment for recurrent corneal erosions: anterior stromal puncture or phototherapeutic keratectomy?

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

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