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Pathophysiology Of Acute Gastritis
???: If you go to ED I am sure the doctors will help you to deal with it. Depending on the severity - if mild you could try dietary changes like no alcohol, no smoking, no spicy or greasy foods for a bit. Choose more easily digestable items- bananas, cracker, bread and clear liquids to see if you get relief. In addition OTC Maalox or Zantac (ranitidine) may be helpful but do not choose meds over diet change. ...Read more
Yes: Gastritis is a disease of habits. It is important to talk to your physician or Gastroenterologist to find out what habits you need to change. Common triggers are: tobacco, alcohol, soda, coffee, tomato based foods, NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, Naprosyn), skipping meals, and chocolate. If any of these are things you do every day, stop doing them and you will feel better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been diagnosed with acute gastritis. Now having sudden random bouts of nausea and gagging. Is this from gastritis or something else?
Morning sickness: Early pregnancy can cause stress on the digestive system. Morning sickness is common. Avoid spicy food, caffiene, or alcohol. Do not take asa, or Motrin as they irritate the stomache , drink milk and check with your ob/gyn doctor what else you can do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with acute gastritis my periods have gotten back to normal but this month no sign of it yet?
The dr said it was acute gastritis causing acid reflux with inflamed liver. How can gastritis inflame the liver? Dr said that was what happened.
Hard to say: Gastritis does not usually inflame the liver, but it is possible you have liver enzyme abnormalities and may need to be evaluated for hepatitis or gallbladder problems. You may also have gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) with or without gastritis. I suggest that you talk with your doctor again to clarify things since they know the whole story. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for acute gastritis to heal... my doctor prescribed zantac (ranitidine)... I take it twice a day.
I suffer from acute gastritis but I love to go on nights out and drink beer.The next day I fill really sick and bloated. Is there anything I can take ?
I was diagnosed with acute gastritis and referenced to do endoscopy. How urgent it is to be done? I felt a severe pain all over my stomach.
Go soon: I think it needs to be done sooner rather than later. It is not an emergency, but do not delay being seen. ...Read more
Have acute gastritis. Really bad nausea can't even eat 3 crackers w/o getting nausea. Have zofran but doesn't always work. Also hv carafate (sucralfate) what next ?
PPI: If you have gastritis, an H2 blocker or proton pump inhibitor (PPI) may help your symptoms. Ur may also need a urea breath test or stool test to rule out H. Pylori infection. If positive, ur will also need antibiotics. In the meantime, can add melanoma/maalox until H2/PPI start working. ...Read more
Is it possible to have acute gastritis without pain? After drinking, I threw up blood but did not have any pain, just nausea and loss of appetite.
Gastritis: You may have gastric distal esophageal irritation erosion / reflux without significant pain and the alcohol caused the eroded area to bleed. Would follow up witht GI may benefit from endoscopy , checking for H pylori and treatment with ranitidine/ prevecid which in the US is over the counter ...Read more
Took Advil and had a day of extreme stress. That night after eating felt very full, then started getting a gnawing pain in stomach and burping.Went away then came back after eating. Better 4 days later. Is this likely acute gastritis?
Diagnosed with acute gastritis and low potassium & magnesium. I also had a UA ictotest that was positive. Doctor not concerned. Should I be?
About what: would you be concerned. If you have recovered from the acute illness you are back to where you were before it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Biopsy: Gastric biopsy plays important role to diagnose gastritis and to understand what type of gastritis you have: acute or chronic, helicobacter pylori associated or not? Biopsy - microscopic evaluation of gastric tissue to document malignancy or benign appearence of tissue. Thank you for question. ...Read more
After endoscopy, dx was Acute Chronic Gastritis.... I'm confused, I thought acute and chronic were opposite, therefore how can my dx be both?
Yes, but complicated: In short, yes, food allergies can cause gastritis. Not commonly. The condition where gastritis would occur from food allergies is known as eosinophilic gastritis and is where the stomach lining becomes inflamed from the presentation of allergic foods. This condition is not common but recognized. Food intolerance, theoretically could but many more conditions are more common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When can one return to "normal" eating following the cessation of ranitidine prescription? Gastritis was acute, I believe, due to ingestion of severely hot, hot sauce. I have followed a very bland, non-acidic diet for three weeks and next week is the la
When...: If you have been in ranitidine for a period of 4-6 weeks and now feeling well you may try to eat a normal diet again. However, make sure you don't regain a habit of eating irritant diet because then symptoms are most likely going to come back. The stomach can take so much and if expose it to a very acidic, irritant diet on a frequent basis it will be upset again. ...Read more
Just told that I have gastritis gastritis but the stomach is not acutely inflamed. Some stomach intestinal metaplasia observed. Has lasted 5 months??
Gastritis: A five month history qualifies for "chronic" gastritis, meaning that the inflammation has gone on at a smoldering low level and is not associated with an acute histology can pattern. It is a technical point, but one which is important. The metaplasia is the stomach's way of trying to react to the infection, but it needs to be monitored closely to avoid further complications. ...Read more
GI doc said... Your gastritis is chronic and will persist. It was not acutely inflamed when I last looked. What does that mean? I have some stomach IM
Chronic gastritis: It sounds like the GI specialist has made an assessment of chronic gastritis. It is not necessary that it will persist. You can modify your diet, lifestyle, stress management, and/or take medications if indicated. You may want to consider trying acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, or Ayurveda as well. ...Read more
22 yrs old medical student diagnosed with acute erosive gastritis, -ve H. pylori, non smoker, been on Nexium (esomeprazole) 40 mg for 8 weeks, no improvement help?
See your GI doc.: If eight weeks of Nexium (esomeprazole) have not helped, you should see your gastroenterologist for the next step in treatment. In the meantime, avoid aspirin and NSAIDs and any food would you notice makes your symptoms worse. Use antacids prn. Avoid smoking and alcohol. I would see him or her as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more
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