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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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Possible cause of random jolts of pain below ribs on far left side of back? Lasts a few seconds; not severe just startling. I get pain from gastritis and IBS often but this a new feeling/location.

Possible cause of random jolts of pain below ribs on far left side of back? Lasts a few seconds; not severe just startling. I get pain from gastritis and IBS often but this a new feeling/location.

Could b muscle spasm: Aside from radiating pain from stomach ulcer or heart burn, this could be musculoskeletal in natue i, e muscle spasm. If your pain worsens or lingers long enough, you should discuss this with your pcp. ...Read more

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What is the best diet for a person with an hiatal hernia, gastritis and ibs?

What is the best diet for a person with an hiatal hernia, gastritis and ibs?

Find out why this is: Work w/ an integrative doctor to find out why your body is responding like this. Try an elimination diet for a month, add back foods one at a time, one per week, keep a food and symptom diary. Many people are intolerant of gluten and dairy or something else and can feel much better when they identify what foods and stressors trigger attacks. Dgl (deglycyrrhizinated licorice) can help gasrtitis. ...Read more

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Can an injured rectus abdominis mimic symptoms associated with ulcers or gastritis or ibs?

Can an injured rectus abdominis mimic symptoms associated with ulcers or gastritis or ibs?

Yes..: An abdominal wall injury and strain of its muscles can mimic symptoms of stomach ulcer. However, ulcer pain is accompanied by other symptoms like nausea, vomiting, abdominal bloating, worsening after meals, black stools, among others. Muscle pain usually persists all day and worsens with certain movements. Get evaluated with dr. in order to get formal exam and final diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have mild gastritis and IBS .I am taking librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) with cilidium for ibs.What should I take for gastritis. Prilosec or pantoprazole?

I have mild gastritis and IBS .I am taking librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) with cilidium for ibs.What should I take for gastritis. Prilosec or pantoprazole?

Either: Both are acid reducing medicines of the same generally family called proton pump inhibitors.
Either medication should be effective to help heal your gastritis. ...Read more

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Can hiatle hernia, diverticulosis, gastritis or IBS cause back spasms under the left back ribs during eating?

Not likely.: Anything is possible, but usually GI problems cause symptoms in the abdomen, not back. Consult a GI specialist for specific recommendations about treatment. ...Read more

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What type of diet should I follow for gastritis, dyspepsia, Ibs and acid reflux? I've been trying to drink more water and eat vegetables and fruits.

What type of diet should I follow for gastritis, dyspepsia, Ibs and acid reflux? I've been trying to drink more water and eat vegetables and fruits.

Diet for GI problems: The recommended diet would be different for each of those G.I. problems. The best diet for you would depend on which of these are actually causing you the most symptoms. I would see a gastroenterologist to help sort out your predominant problem and base your diet on that. Until then, a high fiber diet low in citrus fruits and tomatoes would be a good place to start. Good luck. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with gastritis/GERD & IBS via EGD&colonoscopy.Can any of these cause cramps in the middle of the night on occasion?Gyn exam also normal.

 Diagnosed with gastritis/GERD & IBS via EGD&colonoscopy.Can any of these cause cramps in the middle of the night on occasion?Gyn exam also normal.

Yes both can: Gastroesophageal reflux disease GERD can cause severe cramps, especially if severe with lining compromise. Gastritis and Irritable bowel syndrome IBS can also cause less severe cramps. Night cramps can be more associatedvwith GERD after a full heavy meal esp with alcohol, where acid food mixture bridges thru esophageal gastric area and could cause dull chestvpain, cramps and nausea. ...Read more

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No desire to eat or drink for over a week. Nausea off & on. Insomnia. Nausea when I try to eat. HX of gastritis, GERD, IBS, Agoraphobia, Panic attacks?

No desire to eat or drink for over a week. Nausea off & on. Insomnia. Nausea when I try to eat. HX of gastritis, GERD, IBS, Agoraphobia, Panic attacks?

A team approach: Hopefully you are engaged with a supportive team including your primary physician, a gastroenterologist, a psychologist or psychiatrist. If not get one. ...Read more

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I have an irritable bowel syndrome and gastritis. When my gastritis strikes my IBS strikes too. What should be my diet to make my symptoms better?

I have an irritable bowel syndrome and gastritis. When my gastritis strikes my IBS strikes too. What should be my diet to make my symptoms better?

Check out these: Informative links. Take care! http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/digestive-diseases-gastritis. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/irritable-bowel-syndrome/ds00106. http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/alternative-therapies. ...Read more

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I have acid reflux, gastritis, hiatal hernia, IBS and had my gall bladder removed a year ago. I have right upper abdominal pain what is causing this?

I have acid reflux, gastritis, hiatal hernia, IBS and had my gall bladder removed a year ago. I have right upper abdominal pain what is causing this?

Gastritis? Ulcer Ds?: Ruq pain is possible from an irritated, inflamed stomach such as ulcer disease can cause or gastritis from something like h pylori infection. To get a true answer, see your doctor, fill in the full details about the pain and determine the best tests to work out the details. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with IBS, gastritis, hpylori and also been on a strict diet. . ive taken nexium (esomeprazole). what else can i do? ive had no relief.

See answer: Without knowing your symptoms, it is difficult to assess what the best therapy would be. Have you had the H. pylori treated? If so, did you have confirmation of eradication? The gastritis should improve and it would leave IBS that could be dictating your symptoms. There are a variety of therapies that can be used depending on your symptoms. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with Ibs, gastritis, and hiatal hernia. I have had ct, and EGD. It is uncomfortable to lay on my stomach is this okay? Just nervous Thanks

Diagnosed with Ibs, gastritis, and hiatal hernia. I have had ct, and EGD. 
It is uncomfortable to lay on my stomach is this okay? Just nervous 
Thanks

Should be: These issues could make it a bit uncomfortable to lay on your stomach but you should not be experiencing much pain. would discuss with your GI doctor further the exact nature of your disomfort to be sure it is not something else ...Read more

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Are waist trainers safe to use? I do have IBs and flare ups of gastritis..

Useless: try using mixed cross interval high and low impact aerobics coupled with a 1500 calories low fat, high protein diet divided into 4-6 small feedings/day. ...Read more

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Localized pain, like someone pricked me with needle, up and left from the navel, not that bad, gets worse when I press on it. IBS, colon or gastritis?

Localized pain, like someone pricked me with needle, up and left from the navel, not that bad, gets worse when I press on it. IBS, colon or gastritis?

Pain: Pain that is sharp and localized is often not related to the gastrointestinal tract. That pain could be related to the abdominal wall, muscle pain, or inflammation of the lining of the abdomen. Check with your primary care doctor for a more definitive assessment and plan. ...Read more

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I have IBS and gastritis but now it hurts to eat, i burp a lot, i don't go to the bathroom, my body rejects food, and i get sick after eating. Help me?

I have IBS and gastritis but now it hurts to eat, i burp a lot, i don't go to the bathroom, my body rejects food, and i get sick after eating. Help me?

Med interaction: You need to contact your doctor. Your symptoms may be due to interactions between anaspaz (hyoscyamine) and bentyl. I suspect these need to be discontinued. Please contact your physician. ...Read more

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Can IBS cause stomach polyps, gastritis and duodenitis?

The simple: Answer is no! ibs is a physiological problem and does not by itself cause any of the above problems. ...Read more

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Can i take omeprazole 20mg if I am currently taking librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) with cilidium for IBS and mild gastritis .I heard there is interaction between two medicine?

Can i take omeprazole 20mg if I am currently taking librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) with cilidium for IBS and mild gastritis .I heard there is interaction between two medicine?

Yes be careful: Omeprazole can cause elevated serum levels of benzodiazepines. Main effect would be over sedation with the librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide). Thea is no absolute contraindications to taking the two together but monitor your drowsiness, etc. May need to cut down on Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) dose. ...Read more

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DX w/IBS, GERD, gastritis.The only time my stomach feels normal is if it's empty. Food/drinks & exercise cause reflux or ULQ pain. Is this IBS typical?

DX w/IBS, GERD, gastritis.The only time my stomach feels normal is if it's empty. Food/drinks & exercise cause reflux or ULQ pain. Is this IBS typical?

Possible.: It's hard to say what's typical for IBS since it becomes a diagnosis when we've excluded all other things. This may be what is typical for IBS for you, but not for another individual. It certainly falls within the spectrum of symptoms for IBS. If the symptoms are getting worse however, it's time to go back to your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Super gassy sometimes. I have coffee everyday in the morning with soy/almond milk and artificial sweeteners. Is this IBS or just a bad case of gastritis?

Super gassy sometimes. I have coffee everyday in the morning with soy/almond milk and artificial sweeteners. Is this IBS or just a bad case of gastritis?

Gas: A very small percentage of people are sensitive to soy, so this is one possible source. Even more possible are the artificial sweetners. Many of these are very difficult for the gut to digest appropriately, and can then cause your problem - gas. I'd start by eliminating them for a week and seeing if symptoms improve, then if so, very gradually add tiny amounts back and see what you can tolerate. ...Read more

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Why most of doctors prefer to use ppis to treat gastritis and ulcers instead of misopostrol that has no side effects such c-diff, impotence, ibs...?

PPI's are safer: Misoprostol is less effective in healing peptic ulcers than ppi's. The drug was initially released only to prevent ulcerations from Aspirin and other anti-inflammatory agents. It frequently causes diarrhea and can easily cause a spontaneous abortion in early pregnancy. Misoprostol is not likely to help heartburn. ...Read more

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Sick to stomach every morning even though head elevated, 3 hours after meal, take meds. Have IBS, Reflux, Gastritis. was told that i am full of stool.

Sick to stomach every morning even though head elevated, 3 hours after meal, take meds. Have IBS, Reflux, Gastritis. was told that i am full of stool.

Full exam needed: A full history, physical and standard tests are needed. What type of meds? How long has this been going on? Do you have pain? Is there blood in your stools? Who told you that you are full of stools and what did they suggest? Please go to a clinic today for evaluation. I would be pleased to consult with you further online if you desire but I still highly suggest you have a hands on exam for this. ...Read more

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Lots of acid reflux all day, indigestion and IBS-like discomfort but w/o diarrhea. Is this gastritis? H. Pylori? Should I go on a diet or meds? thx

Lots of acid reflux all day, indigestion and IBS-like discomfort but w/o diarrhea. Is this gastritis? H. Pylori? Should I go on a diet or meds? thx

GERD, ? H. Pylori: Reflux is often associated with H. Pylori but not always. You might have gastritis. You probably have at least some dysbiosis and possibly SIBO. You might have a deficiency of hydrochloric acid.
Ideally see an integrative/functional medicine doc to evaluate.
For some approaches that may help see
http://tinyurl.com/p88fxjm
and http://tinyurl.com/hskctuj
and https://draxe.com/sibo-symptoms/ ...Read more

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Hi I have reflux, gastritis, lots of gas and intestinal rumbling followed with dark green loose stool that's foul smelling. Is this ibs? if not help!?

Hi I have reflux, gastritis, lots of gas and intestinal rumbling followed with dark green loose stool that's foul smelling. Is this ibs? if not help!?

Not irritable bowel: Reflux isn't IBS, gastitis is inflammation of the stomach. Foul-smelling stools sometimes mean gastroenteritis or malabsorption. Sounds like it is time for a GI specialist or at least a visit to your usual physician for stool studies if the problem continues and even a gluten sensitivity panel with a later GI referral. irritable bowel synd is a diagnosis of exclusion, although real and painful. ...Read more

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more