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Doctor insights on: Giant Hypertrophic Gastritis Menetriers

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I have a stomachache, used tums, (calcium carbonate) maalax, Prilosec do not work. Had a upper GI and it came back with hypertrophic gastritis. What is that? What to do?

I have a stomachache, used tums, (calcium carbonate) maalax, Prilosec do not work. Had a upper GI and it came back with hypertrophic gastritis. What is that? What to do?

Menetrier Disease: A condition marked by inflammation and ulcers (breaks on the skin or on the surface of an organ) of the mucosa (inner lining) of the stomach and by overgrowth of the cells that make up the mucosa. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss. Patients with giant hypertrophic gastritis may be at a higher risk of stomach cancer. Also called gastric mucosal hypertrophy and ménétrier disease. ...Read more

Hypertrophy (Definition)

Hypertrophy is an increase in size of an organ or tissue, or a particular part of the body. Examples include muscle hypertrophy due to lifting weights, ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of a ventricle of the heart) due to high blood pressure or other heart disorders, or prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of ...Read more


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How do I stop gastritis pain?

How do I stop gastritis pain?

See details: Identify the cause first. Have a gastroenterologist evaluate the issue. I would urge evaluation rather than trying to self treat with otc meds. ...Read more

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I have gastritis, what can I do?

I have gastritis, what can I do?

Gastritis: There are multiple causes of gastritis. H.pylori infection can cause gastritis which is treatable and you need to see a gastroenterologist to perform urease test or biopsy. You may have gastric ulcer or eaten fried food etc. See your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What can I take for gastritis pain?

What can I take for gastritis pain?

Gastritis : Oral medications such as Tums and mylanta are still the quickest. Pepcid and zantac (ranitidine) can help stop it and keep it away. If you continue to have problems you need to be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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I have gastritis since last 15 days?

Odd: Does it persist throughout the entire day, does it come and go, does it improve or worsen with food are questions your doctors will ask you. Bottom line, it shouldn't persist for that long unless you are having increased acidity secondary to acid indigestion or possibly GERD. To see if acidity is the culprit, try to take an antacid like Zantac (ranitidine) 150mg, if that doesn't help follow up with your Doctor ...Read more

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Why does gastritis cause so much pain?

Inflammation: Make sure of diagnosis, i.e. Not ulcer etc. See md, meds will help. ...Read more

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How do you know if gastritis is worsering?

Needs evaluation: If you are having recurrence , or not responding to over the counter medication, then you need to see doctor for better evaluation.Of your gastritis.You should not continue to take otc med all the time, it is best to get evaluate to get med , or consult your diet as well as your stress .That may continue to give you problems. ...Read more

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What is gastritis can it last for months ?

Stomach irritation: Gastritis is just a label we use when the inner linings of the stomach are irritated. It could be short or long term depending on the cause and any aggravating factors. ...Read more

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What do you suggest for treating gastritis?

Acid suppression: Try some OTC acid suppression agents such as Prilosec. The most common causes are medications such as aspirin & NSAIDs. Bacteria such as H. pylori can also cause it. ...Read more

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What foods to avoid when you have gastritis?

What foods to avoid when you have gastritis?

Gastritis: Gastritis is an inflammatory condition of the stomach lining. You should be checked for the presence of a bacteria called heliobacter pylori which would require treatment with medication for two weeks. You want to avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, alcohol, smoking, caffeine, acidic and carbonated beverages, mint, chocolate and any food that you notice that makes your stomach feel worse. ...Read more

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What foods are good when you have gastritis?

Bland foods.: Bland, non-irritating foods are probably best, like strained vegetables, non-spicy or acidic foods. Basic breads, oats, and fruits like prunes may also help. ...Read more

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What to eat and what not to eat during gastritis?

Avoid acidity: During a gastritis flare, your stomach is producing too much acid. Using otc zantac, (ranitidine) etc can help but avoid foods that are acidic such as tomatos, onions, citrus (orange juice, lemons), spicy foods and caffeinated drinks since they are also very acidic. Eat smaller amounts, stay up right after eating, and try deeper green vegetables since they are more alkalanizing. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: gastritis?

Inflammation: The term gastritis is used to denote 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 reactions, or hypersensitivity reactions. ...Read more

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I am having gastritis for about 8 years. Is it okay ?

Well: Gastritis is usually painful or uncomfortable. Don't know what the cause is or if there is concurrent disease or complications. If it has not been evaluated recently - would recommend that. Take care. ...Read more

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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