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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

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Gastritis (Definition)

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 ...Read more