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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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Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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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?

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?

Special circumstance: 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

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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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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?

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

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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

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

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What can help recover minor gastric erosion?

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

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26 years old--upper endoscopy report said "slight gastric erosion' in stomach. What could cause that? Alcohol? Coffee?

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

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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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2 egd in 2 mos. And bx grade c erosive esophagitis and 3 New gastric ulcers. On carafate (sucralfate) ppis and h2 blockers. Bx this time requiring more tests?

2 egd in 2 mos. And bx grade c erosive esophagitis and 3 New gastric ulcers. On carafate (sucralfate) ppis and h2 blockers. Bx this time requiring more tests?

Break-thru ulcers...: ...despite appropriate acid suppression (as described) warrants consideration for cause. Further testing is warranted. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy -small ulcers in the terminal ileum. Biopsy confirms focal ileitis with superficial erosion, but no specific cause identified. What next?

Colonoscopy -small ulcers in the terminal ileum. Biopsy confirms focal ileitis with superficial erosion, but no specific cause identified. What next?

Consult GI: Most common causes are crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. There are several medications which can be helpful besides diet (gluten free). You should discuss these with the gastroenterologist. If not satisfied, you can always get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Will capsule endoscopy identify cause of ulcers in terminal ileum seen in colonoscopy. Biopsy confirmed focal ileitis with superficial erosion?

Will capsule endoscopy identify cause of ulcers in terminal ileum seen in colonoscopy. Biopsy confirmed focal ileitis with superficial erosion?

Capsule endoscopy is: For small bowel evaluation where upper or lower endoscopy can't reach. It may give you information regarding the rest of small bowel. Its usually done to look for small bowel lesions or to find the source of a bleed where egd/colonoscopy is negative. In your case the better test is mr enetrography or a ct abd/pel with volumen contrast. Your GI doc should decide on further testing. ...Read more

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Is scattered antral erosions gastritis or ulcers? Been on prilosec for 3yrs for reflux. Not sure how I got them being medicated. Should Dr. Up my dose

Is scattered antral erosions gastritis or ulcers? Been on prilosec for 3yrs for reflux. Not sure how I got them being medicated. Should Dr. Up my dose

"Erosions": Usually refer to gastritis rather than ulcerations...As far as the development of this in the face of PRILOSEC therapy I would ask your treating GI Doc about possible H PYLORI INFECTION.....

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Erosive fundal gastritis and acute dudenol ulcers is endoscopy report shows, is it dangerous it may turn into cancer please let me know the details?

Erosive fundal gastritis and acute dudenol ulcers is endoscopy report shows, is it dangerous it may turn into cancer please let me know the details?

Need more informatio: First, stop drinking alcohol. Next, need to know what the biopsy showed. In the us most all ulcers are benign, especially at age 35. I do not know the incidence of gastric cancer in india though. Ask your doctor as to what the biopsy showed ; get medical treatment for the ulcer ; gastritis. May need repeat endoscopy to confirm healing later. ...Read more

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Had endoscopy done last year showed small ulcer and small duodenal erosion had oral thrush recently do I need another endoscopy?

Had endoscopy done last year showed small ulcer and small duodenal erosion had oral thrush recently do I need another endoscopy?

Yes, if symptamatic: Your oral thrush most likely is unrelated to your peptic ulcer, you are on treatment for a year. Yes you should have endoscopy to make sure ulcer healed. ...Read more

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How do I know what caused my ulcers? I have scattered ulcers and erosions, erythema, congestion in the whole stomach and the doctors don't know why....

How do I know what caused my ulcers? I have scattered ulcers and erosions, erythema, congestion in the whole stomach and the doctors don't know why....

Keep seeing dr: Sometimes we don't find the exact answers to what caused problem. With ulcers-most common cause is a bacteria called h. Pylori. This can be tested for best on biopsy from the ulcer or near it- but can also be found in stool & blood & on breath test. People who take a lot of inflammation meds like aspirin, goody, advil (ibuprofen) or steroids can get this. There is also a syndrome called zollinber ellison. ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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