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Dr. Paul Grin
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Difference between gastric ulcer and gastric erosion?

Dr. Paul Grin
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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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Ulcer (Definition)

Ulcer is the medical term for erosion of a normal barrier (the lining on top) exposing the surface that is normally beneath this barrier. Ulcers can occurs at sites like the skin, the ...Read more


Dr. You Sung Sang
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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What is the difference between gastric ulcer and gastric erosion?

Dr. You Sung Sang
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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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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Dr. William Harris
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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. William Harris
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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?

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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Dr. Martin Fried
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What can help recover minor gastric erosion?

Dr. Martin Fried
Board Certified, Nutrition
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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, 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. Steve Choi
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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. Steve Choi
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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?

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. John Edmison
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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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.

Dr. John Edmison
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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.

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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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
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Best diet for ulcer reduction, gastric problems?

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
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Best diet for ulcer reduction, gastric problems?

What Works: Lots of various foods choices long promoted but little scientific evidence any really work. The larger issues are internal controls of micro-erosions, presence/resistance to heliobacter pylori bacteria (can be hard to eradicate ; can recur), ingestion of nsaids ; other irritants, internal controls of local blood flow, emotions, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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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?

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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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?

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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Dr. Alan Ali
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How are gastritis and peptic ulcer / gastric ulcer different?

Dr. Alan Ali
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How are gastritis and peptic ulcer / gastric ulcer different?

Gastritis: Gastritis is inflammation of stomach lining. Ulcer is erosion of the lining. ...Read more

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