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I have abdominal cramp/pain my stomach is gurgling. I'm just in a lot of pain for about 6 days now could it be gastritis?

I have abdominal cramp/pain my stomach is gurgling. I'm just in a lot of pain for about 6 days now could it be gastritis?

Sure, but...: ...Not all bad things that occur in the abdomen are due to GI pathology, but gastritis is certainly on your list of possibilities. Remember, the abdomen includes many organ systems (gi tract, liver/biliary/pancreas, renal/urologic, gynecologic, vascular, etc.)--any one of which can cause your symptoms. ...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


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Extreme anxiety/crying/stress for 2 weeks history of gastritis, now everything I eat/drink makes stomach gurgle and itgoes up my throat never had thi before can stress like this cause gastritis flare & gerd?

Extreme anxiety/crying/stress for 2 weeks history of gastritis, now everything I eat/drink makes stomach gurgle and itgoes up my throat never had thi before can stress like this cause gastritis flare & gerd?

Absolutely: There are actually nerve endings around your upper gastric system that gets activated under stress. This can flare up you acidic juices. Some experimental treatment of depression involves giving mini currents to this nerve by placing a small stimulator under the skin. Treating anxiety and depression can alleviate those symptoms, bust just as you would treat fever in pneumonia, you must treat gstri. ...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

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Diagnosed with gastritis. Why do I get gnawing feeling and stomach start to make noise??

Diagnosed with gastritis. Why do I get gnawing feeling and stomach start to make noise??

GERD: Your symptoms are likely related to Gastroesophageal Reflux disease. You should have been started on PPI or some type of antacid therapy by the physician who performed your EGD. ...Read more

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I have gastritis and my stomach recently started making noises throughout the day. Should I be worried?

If..: If you suffer of gastritis it is not unusual to have your bowels move in an irregular pattern moving fluids and gas which make that noise. If you develop worsening of abdominal pain, persistent vomiting, throwing up blood then it is time to be seen immediately. ...Read more

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How common is gastritis or stomach inflammation in young patients (early 20's)?

How common is gastritis or stomach inflammation in young patients (early 20's)?

Not uncommon: Certain things might make gastritis more common in a 20 year old, including alcohol use / abuse and use or over use of anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, naproxyn, etc...) some times an infection is to blame. Other times genetics play a role. A doctor can help identify why gastritis is there and begin to treat it. ...Read more

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Hi, im a young female &have gastritis, I've had it for a while, I would like to know if abdominal workouts will affect me internally?

Hi, im a young female &have gastritis, I've had it for a while, I would like to know if abdominal workouts will affect me internally?

High pressure: Abdominal workouts may increase intraabdominal pressure, but I would expect this to worsen gastric reflux (heartburn) moreso than gastritis. Avoid nsaids if possible. ...Read more

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Left sided abdominal pain constant gastritis?

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?

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.

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.

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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Have large ab. Hernia (s), also Ch. Gastritis. I've been in severe pain in my upper ab, pain is area of stomach and hernia. How do I know what pain is from?

Have large ab. Hernia (s), also Ch. Gastritis. I've been in severe pain in my upper ab, pain is area of stomach and hernia. How do I know what pain is from?

Abd hernia pain: I would go to your Drs and show them what is going on. They will examine you and may want to do x-rays/ultra sound. To figure out what the pain is from. ...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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Can antibiotics irritate stomach? Or worsen gastritis?

Can antibiotics irritate stomach? Or worsen gastritis?

Yes, two ways: Antibiotics can have a direct toxic effect on the lining of the intestinal tract, and also can change the bacterial flora. The toxic effect starts to dissipate when the antibiotics are stopped, but the change in bacterial flora lingers. For the latter probiotic are recommended. ...Read more

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What probiotic is good for gastritis and a sensitive stomach?

What probiotic is good for gastritis and a sensitive stomach?

Align probiotic: There are many probiotics on the market. Align probiotic is one that is recommended frequently by many physicians. ...Read more

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Help please! Could celiac disease cause gastritis in stomach?

Possibly: I have seen many patients with celiac disease that have inflammation in other parts of their upper GI tract (i.e. esophagus or stomach). The key would be to start by going gluten free and see if symptoms resolve. If they do not, your doctor may consider another endoscopy to see how your stomach is doing. ...Read more

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Can gastritis cause queasy stomach? And make u feel full? How can I make this get better? P

Yes: Several other conditions could also cause these symptoms however. The Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) you're taking may be a factor. A safe treatment to try until you can see your doctor would be ranitidine (generic for zantac) 150 mg twice daily.

Hang in there, I hope you feel better soon :). ...Read more

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Doctors said my stomach was inflamed (gastritis). Could this affect future stomach problems?

Doctors said my stomach was inflamed (gastritis). Could this affect future stomach problems?

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. Left untreated you could develop other problems, so it would make sense to get appropriate treatment now. ...Read more

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I Always Feel Bloated And My Stomach Feels Like Its Burning. Is It Gastritis? How Is Will It Be Cured?

I Always Feel Bloated And My Stomach Feels Like Its Burning. Is It Gastritis? How Is Will It Be Cured?

First find Diagnosis: Yes it can be gastritis. But that diagnosis can only be confirmed with upper endoscopy (Gastroscopy). If that is the cause then it is easy to treat and it can be cured. Most often we use antacids of one type or another and this eliminates acid in the stomach which then heals in one or two weeks. Go see your doctor to find the cause, only then it is treated properly. ...Read more

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Pls can u give me names of few anti-inflammatories, which don't effect the stomach if one has chronic gastritis?

Pls can u give me names of few anti-inflammatories, which don't effect the stomach if one has chronic gastritis?

Celebrex (celecoxib): Celebrex (celecoxib) and Meloxicam seem to irritate the GI lining the least in general. Try these first or consider adding a ppi as well. ...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