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How Long Does Duodenitis Take To Heal
What to do if I have gastritis and duodenitis but l have arthritis too now I m suffering siviere pain so can I take nsaid?
I was diagnosed with mildbgastritis/duodenitis about a month ago no h pylori. I was given omeprazole for 6 months. Will I heal? Also back pain lately
Probably: Gastric ulcer is caused mainly by NSAIDS or H pylori. A PPI such as omeprazol and stopping the offending drug is the main treatment that takes care of it most of the time. Thats why Gastroenterologists prefer to repeat the endoscopy later to confirm resolution. Rarely, its not fixed and then you will more specialized treatment. For specifics, follow your doctor's recommendations. ...Read more
Duodenitis never seems to "heal"? Is this normal? I had a colonoscopy and upper GI performed twice and was told i had GERD (acid reflux disease ) and a duodenitis. They checked for barrett's disease and all was fine. That was back early 2010 and again
I : I suggest you talk with the physician who performed your endoscopy. The pain may be your duodenitis but may also be something else. There are many things (looking down) to the right. It's more of a chronic inflammation. Taking the Omeprazole daily rather than every other day might be helpful. I'd be clear with your doctor that you are having "discomfort" and explain that you wonder if an alternative medication may be beneficial, or perhaps further workup. It's very important to share any/all concerns with your doctor. Best of luck! ...Read more
Iv had pain in stomach and back for a long time just had camera into stomach they say I have duodenitis gastric stomach and ulcer this is really worry?
Peptic ulcers: If you follow the recommendation of your physician this is not necessarily serious. You should avoid nsaids (ibuprofen, aspirin, naprosyn and any medications containing these drugs). Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe as long as you do not exceed the recommended dose. Alcohol and caffeine products should be avoided. Foods with high acidic content such as tomato products and citrus can worsen your symptoms. ...Read more
GERD with Esophagitis
Erythematous mucosa in :
1. lower 3rd esophagus
3. duodenum 1 (mild)
wht does all this mean?
something serious? heal time
The first part: is quite straight-forward. GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) with inflammation of the lower 3rd of the esophagus, antrum (lower) stomach and first part of small intestine (duodenum) was found. I believe PAN 40 is pantoprazole 40 mg, a proton-pump inhibitor. Don't know about PAN L and PAN MPS. Moderately serious to have inflammation in all 3 sites;should heal with proper treatment of 6-8 weeks ...Read more
Depends.: I presume your diagnosis of erythematous duodenitis was made at upper endoscopy. How to treat it depends on what the cause is.. Your G.I. doctor probably made biopsies, which may give a cause. He will work out with you watch the treatment should be, based on those findings. Good luck. ...Read more
im jan and i had an endoscopy on tues 11th dec. I have gastrits & duodenitis. I have terrible diarrhea & nausea every morn only, why?
The simple: Answer is no! ibs is a physiological problem and does not by itself cause any of the above problems. ...Read more
Out of the blue acute abdominal pains and 24 hours in hospital with endoscopy show duodenitis.no medical history.What 's cause and best way to manage?
See below: The most common causes of duodenitis are medicines, especially NSAIDs such as Ibuprofen and infections with H pylori, which causes ulcers. The endoscopist may have tested for this. If not, your physician can do non-invasive testing. Review your medicine list, including OTC medicines, with your doctor. ...Read more
I have duodenitis which hasnt been an issue lately, however, for the past 3 months I have pressure pain right below the sternum. What can cause?
Could be different: It could be pain from the heart. It is best not to assume that it is from your duodenitis. Please see your doctor about it. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with celiac disease for around 6 years. An endoscopy has detected severe duodenitis, associated with erosions. Can there be a link?
Breaking it down...: Focal = a spot, not all over. Chronic = constant, not once-in-a-while. Peptic-type = damaged by exposure to stomach acid. Duodenitis = inflammation/damage of duodenum, the very beginning of the small intestine that actually connects to the end of your stomach. H. Pylori negative = it was not associated with a bacterial infection that is well known to cause ulcers. Hope that is helpful. ...Read more
Unlikely: Lactose intolerance is not known to cause duodenitis or gastritis. There can be cross over between the symptoms people experience from these conditions. Pain in the upper abdomen, fullness after meals, rescued appetite, belching, nausea/vomiting are called 'dyspepsia' and there is a wide range of possible causes. You would be best to see your GP to review this in detail. ...Read more
I have gastritis and duodenitis. I have tested neg for H pylori. I get acid a lot. What else would cause this ?
Causes of gastritis: The suffix "itis" means "inflammation". The prefix "gastro" means "stomach." the term "gastritis" thus means an "inflamed stomach." The term is often used imprecisely to mean stomach upset, which can derive from both acid & non-acid causes, slow emptying of the stomach, H.pylori infection, atrophic &hypersecretory problems. Start with acid blockers, diet modification, avoid alcohol/tobacco. ...Read more
One weak before my upper endoscopy test was done and result shows Lax Les, nodular duodenitis. What does it mean? Is it serious?
Waiting for Biopsy?: nodular duodenitis is an atypical finding that is likely associated with peptic ulcer disease. They are usually found to be normal tissue, but you may get more information once the pathologist has reviewed the biopsy sample. LES laxity means your lower esophageal sphincter is "saggy" and is associated with reflux disease. Not to be concerned but likely more info coming with the nodule biopsy. ...Read more
I have ulcerative colitis and Duodentitis (non-specific) together.Is duodenitis is related to UC or it is due to some other reason. Please reply.
I have a issue with self harming, usually by taking painkillers I now have duodenitis erosions and inflammation. Have I done this to myself?
Need further therapy: These are important issues that you need to get addressed soon. Can start with your PCP or go to a Mental Health Care Professional. Please do not wait any longer to get this condition under control. You deserve better. ...Read more
Upper GI liquid wldnt pass stom. Resumed 10 min later barely emptying. He said duodenitis or chronic pancreatitis(levels weren't up) doc said negativ?
Delayed emptying : Delayed gastric emptying can be caused by a number of things. An upper GI study may sometimes provide the answer and sometimes additional diagnostic studies are needed. Upper endoscopy would be a good next step for looking at the anatomy. Gastric emptying and motility studies can provide more information when indicated. Enzymes can be normal in chronic pancreatitis & would need ct/mri &/or eus. ...Read more
Internal non-muscular pain in upper back radiating to flanks. Recent diagnosis 4 mm thickening of gallbladder, gastritis, duodenitis. Help!
Abdominal pain: A lot of problems and only 400 characters for an answer. You need evaluation for H Pylori infection, medication to control gastric acid, a HIDA scan to assess gallbladder function with or without CCK if you have gallstones or not. You also need evaluation for kidney stones as this can commonly result in pain radiating down the flanks. You also need to be assessed for spine problems ...Read more
I have ulcerative colitis and chronic non-specific duodenitis.But my doc. treats me only for UC and not for duodenitis. Any specific reason for it??
Ask your doctor: particularly if with symptoms from the duodenitis, be sure to ask your gastroenterologist since it is unclear whether or not you should be treated and depends on current medications, actual pathology from endoscopic biopsies, etc.. ...Read more
After egd I have really bad heartburn. I was perfectly fine before. I have moderate duodenitis but before procedure no discomfort at all. Even on PPI.
Duodenitis: I think this is just a coincidence. The reason is because of the inflammation of the duodenum. Are there any ulcers found as well? If so you can benefit from a week course of carafate (sucralfate) to help with inflammation. Continue taking the PPI medication, and you will need a repeat EGD likely in 6 months to document if healing. Do you also have a hiatal hernia, this can cause worsening gastritis or reflux. ...Read more
I was recently diagnosed with duodenitis and I was wondering if that condition could affect having bowel movements?
Duodenitis does not cause a change in bowel habit, diarrhea nor constipation. The usual symptoms of duodenitis are pain in the solar plexus ,usually transiently relieved by eating, and nausea frequently worsened by eating.
The causes of duodenitis are NSAIDs(Advil (ibuprofen) et al)> H. pylori>IBD( Crohn's).
Treatment is simply based on most likey causes. ...Read more
What could cause excessive bile production, resulting in gastritis/duodenitis? Egd revealed the former. Gastric empty study normal.
Stick with your doc: You are already well down the road to discovering your problem. Sounds like there might be some bile reflux. Controversial topic. Relationship between symptoms and bile reflux is not clear. It is not likely excess bile production that produces gastritis and it is not likely the sole cause of your symptoms. You need a good doc who can explain the details and meaning of your findings. ...Read more
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