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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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I think I might have gastritis I have chronic upper stomach pain, what's some treatment for it?

I think I might have gastritis I have chronic upper stomach pain, what's some treatment for it?

Gastritis: I wouldn't necessarily blame gastritis for your chronic pain. You can try an antacid medication such as zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid and see if it helps. There can be other causes of upper abdominal pain such as acid reflux, ulcers, gallbladder, pancreas. Ibs. ...Read more

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Gastritis - I read drinking only coconut h2o for 24 hrs will bring stomach to normal condn. I tried today but it is burning more. Is it healing process?

Total confusion: Acne is not related to B12. Why B12? How did you arrive at the diagnosis of gastritis? NO GASTRITIS IS CAUSED BY SPICY FOODS OR ACIDIC FOODS. This silly idea was thrown out 60 years ago. It may be related to smoking, alcohol, meds, H. Pylori bacteria.Coconut water is not effective therapy for gastritis or anything else. ...Read more

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When a biopsy report of the stomach is negative for H pylori but positive for CHRONIC gastritis. What does it mean and would would be the treatment and how long?

When a biopsy report of the stomach is negative for H pylori but positive for CHRONIC gastritis. What does it mean and would would be the treatment and how long?

Chronic Gastritis rx: Gastritis is defined as histologic evidence of inflammation of the gastric mucosa (lining of the stomach.) Chronic meas gastritis that occurs repeatedly or continuous over a period of time. Not acute. Proton pump inhibitiors are the mainstay of treatment. Usually 4 weeks or longer. Work with your GI for a treatment plan. The GI saw the pathology and will come up with the PPI and for how long. ...Read more

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Had virus go through me 5 months ago. Caused major gastritis and stomach intestinal metaplasia. Gastritis not healing. Using PPI and H2 blockers.????

Had virus go through me 5 months ago. Caused major gastritis and stomach intestinal metaplasia. Gastritis not healing. Using PPI and H2 blockers.????

More to this.: I hate to say it, but I simply am not convinced that a viral infection five months ago would solely explain all of this. There may be something else going on here that requires an investigation and proper diagnosis. You need to be evaluated and tested by gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I am taking 1, 300mg of aspirin everyday as an aspirin desensitization treatment since last year, but now a couples of day ago I've notice a pain burning sensation in my stomach. I think its gastritis but my question is since I cannot discontinue my treatm

I am taking 1, 300mg of aspirin everyday as an aspirin desensitization treatment since last year, but now a couples of day ago I've notice a pain burning sensation in my stomach. I think its gastritis but my question is since I cannot discontinue my treatm

Find a better Dr: Are you ALLERGIC to aspirin? Sensitive people get asthma, coughing, or hives from it. Gastritis due to prostaglandin inhibition is a function of dose. Taking 4 adult size aspirin daily will cause stomach symptoms in many people. Taking a large dose makes no sense. If you are allergic to it, avoid it. Why diphenhydramine? It is used mostly as a sleeping pill. There are better antihistamines. Do you ...Read more

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What sort of foods and drinks help with healing scars caused by stomach acid? My doctor diagnosed me of antral gastritis & symptoms show for A. reflux

What sort of foods and drinks help with healing scars caused by stomach acid? My doctor diagnosed me of antral gastritis & symptoms show for A. reflux

Great question!: You likely will need more than just diet manipulation if damage is ongoing or unresolved and, from your medication list, I see your are indeed already taking acid blocker drugs. To address your question in greater depth, please refer to the many excellent HealthTap answers on the subjects of GERD and Gastritis. ...Read more

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If milk creates mucus in stomach, does cottage cheese, sour cream, yogurt also effect my gastritis?

If milk creates mucus in stomach, does cottage cheese, sour cream, yogurt also effect my gastritis?

NOT MORE THAN 2-3SER: Yes you can but limit diary products to not more than 2to3 serving per day, and preferably low fat diary products. ...Read more

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Can vomiting slow stomach ulcer or gasritis healing? I'm asking because IV been feeling better from gastro problems, recently aggrevated by vomiting :/

Can vomiting slow stomach ulcer or gasritis healing? I'm asking because IV been feeling better from gastro problems, recently aggrevated by vomiting :/

GI PROBLEM: If you have PUD or chronic gastritis and you started vomiting again, that means your stomach got irritated again inspite of treatment. Make sure you follow your md regarding rx and food intake. ...Read more

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Left sided abdominal pain constant gastritis?

Could be many things: Depending on the severity, timing and location the pain could be due do food in sensitivities, problems with your gut, kidney problems, constipation or diarrhea to name a few. If the pain is severe, prolonged or just causing significant discomfort, get checked out by your primary care and they can help determine a plan of care. ...Read more

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Is gastritis caused by to much or to little stomach acid?

Is gastritis caused by to much or to little stomach acid?

Neither: Gastritis is a condition in which the stomach is irritated or inflamed due to erosion of the lining. Various causes include stress, infection, use of anti-inflammatory medications, chronic vomiting, excess alcohol use, and bile reflux. Bile is the digestive substance made by the liver. Acid reflux is backflow of stomach acid into the esophagus. Often hard to distinguish because of overlap. ...Read more

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I have gastritis resulting in bloated stomach. What shoul I dp?

Anti-gas pill +: Bloated stomach can result from increased gas formation in the upper GI tract. Suggest, eat meals slooooooowly, chew the food well before swallowing (digestion starts in the mouth), and drink enough water during the day. Daily exercise also helps maintain good bowel function. May also try Tums or simethocone for the gas. Ranitidine or Pepcid (famotidine) otc may help if there is mild inflammation (gastritis). ...Read more

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What foods can help against gastritis and stomach inflammation?

What foods can help against gastritis and stomach inflammation?

Avoid what hurts: That is the easy answer. Other things to avoid are caffeine containing drinks and foods. Chocolate, spicy foods. and foods with acidic content may cause problems. Smoking and alcohol will definitely make it worse. If you must eat foods that have these qualities the consider smaller portions. No real things are "good" specially for gastritis though there may be things that feel better than not. ...Read more

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Mild chronic Inactive gastritis in Antrum/stomach, what does this mean?

Define gastritis: Gastritis is an inflammation of the mucosa of the stomach, of which there are MANY causes (please refer to prior HealthTap answers on the subject). The timing & duration of the condition may differentiate between acute gastritis & chronic gastritis. What you are describing is a histologic term based on the microscopic appearance of your biopsy taken from the lining at the end of your stomach. ...Read more

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Can my stomach heal from gastritis? How long does it take? Does stress aggravate it?

Can my stomach heal from gastritis? How long does it take? Does stress aggravate it?

It depends: It depends on why you have gastritis in the first place, and whether or not you're continuing behaviors (including eating and drinking certain things) that aggravate it. Stress can worsen it. To get the best advice for your specific case, please work with your own primary care physician. They are well-trained to help you with a huge variety of problems, including this. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I have minor gastritis. I feel some burning in the centre of abdominal when I use some oily or chilli things.

Diet: Minimize alcohol, antiinflammatiry meds, spicy foods, greasy foods, red meats. Watch for black stools which could indicate bleeding in the stomach from gastritis or an ulcer. Try Pepcid (famotidine) or Prilosec over the counter for 2 weeks and if no better see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have gastritis for 12 yrs now. Lately my upper stomach hurts a lot max 6 hrs. I have meds, I don't eat food that can trigger gastritis.

Time to get: Re-examined by a doctor. You may have a different condition now such as gallstones, maybe need antibiotics for h. Pylori gastritis, could have something else like esophagitis or stomach ulcer, etc. See your doctor or a gastroenterologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm having a sickness in my upper abdomen, but it's not like my usual gastritis symptoms. It get's a little better after I eat. No other symptoms.

I'm having a sickness in my upper abdomen, but it's not like my usual gastritis symptoms. It get's a little better after I eat. No other symptoms.

Digestive: Could be your gallbladder, could be your stomach, small bowels
did you noticed if it happen after specific kind of food
or if it is related to milk or milk product
is it associated with any change of bowel habit like diarrhea or constipation or associated with too much bloating and gas
you need to see a doctor to answer all of these questions and to help you find out what exactly the problem ...Read more

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How do you treat gastritis at home? & where does it come from? Is it because I eat then lay down? Feel like it's in my upper stomach/middle of chest

How do you treat gastritis at home? & where does it come from? Is it because I eat then lay down? Feel like it's in my upper stomach/middle of chest

Could be GERD: Sounds like this could be acid reflux - as it is felt in the chest. And reflux is worse when you lie down as gravity no longer helps to keep acid in the stomach thus it "refluxes" more easily up into the esophagus and voilĂ  you get chest discomfort. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with gastritis with endoscopy. Had this for a year. I know is not hunger. Why does gastritis make stomach growl loud? How to stop growling?

Diagnosed with gastritis with endoscopy. Had this for a year. I know is not hunger. Why does gastritis make stomach growl loud? How to stop growling?

Growing stomach: A rumbling or growling stomach is due to muscular contractions of the intestinal wall called peristalsis. Though seldom of medical importance it can be a symptom of diarrhea and increased liquid and gas in the intestines. Diseases associated with malabsorption and partial mechanical obstruction can also cause it. If you have pain or increase gas get worked up. ...Read more

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I have abdominal pains and these headaches that come and go. I have a history of gastritis but not a serious one. Can you tell me what this might be?

More details?: We need to know more about the character (throbbing, dull etc) of these headaches and how long have it had it. Your age is also important. We also need to know if the abdominal pain and headaches do come together. ...Read more

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What is gastritis in pre pyloric entrum and stomach?

What is gastritis in pre pyloric entrum and stomach?

It is...: An inflammation of the lining of the stomach before the pyloris which is the structure at the end of the stomach entering the duodenum which is the first part of the small intestine. ...Read more

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What to do about bad stomach issues (gastritis?

What to do about bad stomach issues (gastritis?

Medicines will help: Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach. It can be treated with several different medicines, so that by itself isn't so bad. Blood tests or other tests will further define what's going on. There could be something in your diet that is causing your problem, so that is worth evaluating also ...Read more

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Can gastritis cause discomfort in upper right abdomen?

Can gastritis cause discomfort in upper right abdomen?

Yes: The stomach can refer pain to the upper right abdomen but also you need to consider the gallbladder and the liver. If increase pain see provider You can try OTC medications to see if it helps But see provider if increased pain nausea or other symptoms ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more