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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Gastritis (Definition)

Inflammation associated with mucosal injury in the stomach. Gastritis is commonly a result of infectious or autoimmune diseases, although it can also result from drugs, extreme stress ...Read more


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Small dots of bright red blood found in stool. Alot of flatulence. No change in bowel. Burp alot. History of gastritis. What can it be???

Small dots of bright red blood found in stool. Alot of flatulence. No change in bowel. Burp alot. History of gastritis. What can it be???

Not normal: Blood in the stool is not normal and needs to be explained. Causes can range from local irritation, anal fissure (crack in the tissue), hemorrhoid, polyp, to cancer. You will need to see a health care provider to get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have gastritis, and I can't stop having full discomfort and I am always burping and passing gas. Constant pain. Is it best to get an endoscopy done?

I have gastritis, and I can't stop having full discomfort and I am always burping and passing gas. Constant pain. Is it best to get an endoscopy done?

Sure sounds like it: Once you're sedated, a tv camera on a thin, flexible tube is inserted through your mouth, & is passed gently into your esophagus, stomach, & upper part of the small intestine. Depending on the reason for the exam, biopsies may be taken for H.pylori bacteria, celiac sprue, eosinophilic esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus, polyps can be removed, bleeding can be controlled, & other samples collected. ...Read more

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I have a lot of belching and farting I also have stomach and duodenum ulcers and gastritis How to fix that?

I have a lot of belching and farting I also have stomach and duodenum ulcers and gastritis How to fix that?

Check for h. pylori,: You should see a doctor and get checked for a bacteria called H. Pylori. This baceteria can cause stomach ulcers = if you have it you will need to take antibiotics to treat it. YOu can also start taking peptobismol.
For the gas, try activated charcoal. ...Read more

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Can I take gas-x if I have gastritis?

Can I take gas-x if I have gastritis?

Yes: Gas-ex will relieve UGI gas but gastritis symptoms may be better relieved with antacids, h2-blockers or proton pump inhibitors. ...Read more

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Does gastritis cause alot of gas? My gastritis is flaring and ive got lots of trapped wind

Does gastritis cause alot of gas? My gastritis is flaring and ive got lots of trapped wind

Try Simethacone: Simethacone is a safe and effective treatment for "trapped wind". It is available over the counter and sold under many different brand names. ...Read more

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I take gas x every day. They told me that I may have gastritis... And if gas x is a drug, isn't it bad every day?

I take gas x every day. They told me that I may have gastritis... And if gas x is a drug, isn't it bad every day?

Not necessarily bad: Gasx is simethicone, which works on gas. Not necessarily bad. However, if you have gastritis, you probably need to deal with the acidity as well. Acid buffers or blockers would help the gastritis greatly. Buffers such as antacids like maalox, mylanta, tums, etc work well. Acid blockers like zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid (histamine blockers) or prilosec/ Prevacid (proton pump inhibitors) are very effective. ...Read more

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Does anxiety and gastritis cause gas?

Probably: Both anxiety and gastritis can cause gas. Anxiety attacks can lead to accidental swallowing of air from hyperventilation. That air has no where to go but down and can becomes flatulence. Gastritis can cause gas if the cause of the gastritis produces gas. Certain bacteria produce gas as an effect of their normal metabolism. If they are the source of the gastritis then they too can cause flatulence. ...Read more

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Can gastritis cause excruciating pain in the upper abd area that spreads the entire abd and mid to low back feels like strong gas pains us good?

Can gastritis cause excruciating pain in the upper abd area that spreads the entire abd and mid to low back feels like strong gas pains us good?

Yes, it is possible: And you can try Prilosec or prevacid (lansoprazole). But if it travels to right lower quadrant, it could be appendicitis. But excruciating pain is not common with gastritis, it sounds more serious like pancreatitis or kidney stones. Tough to say what is exact cause, but if it is really that bad, go to the emergency dept now. ...Read more

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I have gastritis and I've been taking Metamucil. I've had gas and bloating from it. What is an alternative diver supplement I could take?

This is common: Gas and bloating is common at first with supplements like Metamucil. This should go away with time as your body gets used to it ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with gastritis. Took Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) for 8 weeks, no help. Now I have gas/bloating and occasional diahrrea. Need some advice.

Helicobacter?: You have been treated with an H2 blocker but do not know what type of testing was done. Gastritis is often due to infection with H. pylori and requires a combination of two antibiotics with an H2 blocker for some time. See a GI doctor if you have not already. ...Read more

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I have gastritis, hyperacidity. When gas comes up pain upper chest. Release pain when gas goes through mouth. Why.?

I have gastritis, hyperacidity. When gas comes up pain upper chest. Release pain when gas goes through mouth. Why.?

It's gas.: Increase gas formation in the stomach, and therefore belching up gas, has a number of causes. Aerophagia (literally eating air) can be caused by eating too fast, not chewing food well before swallowing, smoking, anxiety, certain foods, carbonated beverages. Avoid all of these, and you will finds less of the problem: think, chew, chew, chew, eat slowly and in a relaxed atmosphere. ...Read more

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My message was cut off. Is it normal to have painful gas after eating w/gastritis while being treated w/ppi and & following a fodmap diet? No h.polori

My message was cut off. Is it normal to have painful gas after eating w/gastritis while being treated w/ppi and & following a fodmap diet? No h.polori

Possibly: You may not be adequately treating the acid, or you may have an issue other than the fermentable saccharides. Take PPI 1/2 hr before food for best effect, and consider a higher dose or use 2x a day to decrease your acid. Gas can also be an issue with carbonation, swallowing air when chewing, high fiber intake, bacterial overgrowth, gluten intake etc. See GI if not responding as expected. ...Read more

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Can you get gastritis symptoms from restricting food intake to very low calories a day? Very nauseous, dry heave, pain, gas, bloat?

Gastritis: Stress and chronic anxiety may play a role in developing gastritis as well as peptic ulcer. Your symptoms may also be caused by improper eating, irritable bowel syndrome, lactose or gluten intolerance, gall bladder or pancreatic disease, some medications, or excessive alcohol or caffeine. I recommend that you be examined by your physician or a gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I have gastritis and I'm pregnant and I feel awful! Bloated all the time, gas, rumbling noises in my stomach. What can I do? I'm miserable!

I have gastritis and I'm pregnant and I feel awful! Bloated all the time, gas, rumbling noises in my stomach. What can I do? I'm miserable!

Should see your doc: Gastritis is quite treatable with prevacid/prilosec etc. But u likely have ibs, a funtional gastrointestinal disorder chracterized by some pain/cramping, altered bowel habits, bloating, gasiness, frequent/urge to have bm, early satiety, dyspepsia symptoms etc. U should see doc asap for evaluation/treatment because feeling miserble not good for pregnancy/baby.
Congratulations and
good luck. ...Read more

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Hi I've had acid reflux and gastritis for a couple months but everytime I sleep my stomach rumbles, then gas, then I have pain to go to the bathroom?

Hi I've had acid reflux and gastritis for a couple months but everytime I sleep my stomach rumbles, then gas, then I have pain to go to the bathroom?

Mastic Gum: Matic gum has been used for hundreds of years to treat gastrointestinal diseases. Clinical studies prove it to be very effective in eradicating H Pylori. H. Pylori is the spirochete responsible for gastric ulcers and stomach cancer. Mastic gum is available without a prescription, and is less expensive and more efficacious than most medications used to treat GERD. 1, 000 mg/day for 2 wks. ...Read more

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I have gastritis and am on protonix (pantoprazole). Can take Pepcid AC while on it as well for the heartburn, gas and bloating?

I have gastritis and am on protonix (pantoprazole). Can take Pepcid AC while on it as well for the heartburn, gas and bloating?

Yes: It is perfectly okay to use Pepcid AC on an as needed basis for breakthrough symptoms while you are being treated with Protonix (pantoprazole). If you have been taking the protonix (pantoprazole) for awhile and you are having the need for additional medication more than 2 to 3 times per week, then I would suggest that you may need a change to your medical regimen. If so, contact your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Szarka
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Flatulence (Definition)

Flatulence = passing gas ...Read more