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What could cause gastritis, duodenitis, & esophagitis? Have had nissen & lap chole for acalculous cholecystitis.

What could cause gastritis, duodenitis, & esophagitis? Have had nissen & lap chole for acalculous cholecystitis.

H. pylori: The most common cause of gastritis and duodenitis is a bacterium called helicobacter pylori. When large amounts of the bacteria invade your stomach or small intestine, inflammation can occur. Curing helicobacter pylori (h. Pylori) infection may provoke reflux esophagitis. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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What causes me to get gastritis and esophagitis?

What causes me to get gastritis and esophagitis?

Acid: Most likely culprit is stomach acid. However, bile from the intestine can also cause inflammation in the stomach and esophagus. ...Read more

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I was told my stomach might be emptying too slowly after having an endoscopy. Can this be caused by my gastritis and esophagitis? Or my anxiety?

I was told my stomach might be emptying too slowly after having an endoscopy. Can this be caused by my gastritis and esophagitis? Or my anxiety?

Stomach emptying.: Slow emptying of the stomach shouldn’t be caused by any of those things. Could be a separate issue entirely. But rather than diagnose this by endoscopy, it would be wise to pursue more functional than anatomical testing with your Gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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8 weeks of Nexium&Protonix40mg for severe esophagitis & eritemous pangastritis. Now erosive antral gastritis, no esophagitis. Causes & treatment?

Possible Causes: Sounds like you have had a series of endoscopic studies and likely biopsy studies to rule out infection with H. Pylori, Barrett Disease, and Eosinophilic Gastritis. Consider serum Gastrin level, parietal cell antibodies and B12 level.

No antiarthritic meds incl. Aspirin.
No Tums because of acid rebound (looks likes acid is being suppressed)
Take Nexium (esomeprazole) in early morn
Consider Nexium (esomeprazole)+Carafate+Pepcid ...Read more

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With ehlers danlos hypermobility caused gerd, gastritis, esophagitis does it need to betreated ddifferently. Omeprazole Carafate (sucralfate) not working?

With ehlers danlos hypermobility caused gerd, gastritis, esophagitis does it need to betreated ddifferently. Omeprazole Carafate (sucralfate) not working?

If gastroparesis: High prevalence of GI manifestations including severe chronic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease, and/or chronic abdominal pain. Gastroparesis, slow gastric emptying, is also seen. If this is present as well as reflux then medication has to be taken to speed up stomach. Gastroparesis is usually diagnosed by nuclear gastric emptying test. ...Read more

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Is coconut water ok for gastritis and esophagitis?

Is coconut water ok for gastritis and esophagitis?

YOu might have more: Problems if you have difficulty absorbing/ breaking down fructose. ...Read more

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1. Nodual Antral Gastritis 2. Grade B Esophagitis 3. Nodules in Valleculae what does this mean? Help help

1. Nodual Antral Gastritis 2. Grade B Esophagitis 3. Nodules in Valleculae what does this mean? Help help

Not here: These are out of context and it is impossible to answer your question in any valid manner. We don't have the rest of the results, nor your history, nor your physical situation and symptoms. These questions must be asked of the physician actually caring for you. ...Read more

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What is an efficient way to treat gerd, gastritis, and esophagitis?

What is an efficient way to treat gerd, gastritis, and esophagitis?

Depends: Treatment options include reducing stress, a variety of dietary changes, some lifestyle changes, a variety of medications, and even endoscopic or surgical procedures. The right choice for a given individual needs a more complete evaluation of disease severity, organ damage, and an assessment of goals of therapy. Best to start with a primary care provider. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had a upper egd and I have gastritis and esophagitis, there was 5 biopsys taken. What is the doctor checking for?

I had a upper egd and I have gastritis and esophagitis, there was 5 biopsys taken. What is the doctor checking for?

Bacteria, cells: Biopsy of duodenal, stomach and/or esophageal tissue is performed to help diagnose various disease processes. Celiac disease, gastritis types and esophagitis can be confirmed with biopsy. H. Pylori bacteria can be seen as well, a cause of ulcer disease. Cancerous and pre-cancerous tissue is also best evaluated with biopsy for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am 24 I was diagnosed with gastritis and esophagitis but they were of reasons out side of my stomach what gives your stomach inflammation outside it?

I am 24 I was diagnosed with gastritis and esophagitis but they were of reasons out side of my stomach what gives your stomach inflammation outside it?

Hollw sacs: Both the esophagus and stomach are hollow and the stomach secrete acid, Inflammation of the liver or pancrease (pancrelipase) can affect the stomach. Make sure to get an abdominal ultrasound to rulke out liver, gallbladder and pancreatic illness. ...Read more

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I had firs exam reflux esophagitis, second now erythematous gastritis but why I never have heartburn till now?

I had firs exam reflux esophagitis, second now erythematous gastritis but why I never have heartburn till now?

Esophagitis: It is not uncommon. Some of the symptoms like coughing when lying down, recurrent nasal congestion, chest/arm discomfort or sinusitis/ AM frontal headache are not as obvious. Ask if they checked for h pylori and start treatment, avoid caffeine, alcohol smoking fatty foods, spicy foods, and start an H2 blocker or PPI per your doctor. F/u w/doc ...Read more

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Went to the hospital and I had a scope done and found out I have esophagitis and gastritis and an inflamed stomach what can be done about this?

Went to the hospital and I had a scope done and found out I have esophagitis and gastritis and an inflamed stomach what can be done about this?

EGD: You have esophagitis, gastritis ; inflammed stomach. I hope some biopsy must have been taken to see h. Pylori presence. You have to wait for it. If h. Pylori +, then triple meds; if absent -then just ppi. Discuss with gastroenterologist who did endoscopy. Thanks. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with severe gastritis and esophagitis two weeks ago. I began taking 60 mg of dexilant in the morning and using carafate to coat. My question is the dexilant is not working as well as I thought it would and am having horrible?

If: If the medications that have been prescribed for you are only partially effective, the problem should be reported to the prescribing physician. You may need a dosage adjustment, a change in medication, further studies, and/or referral to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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My endoscopy report says small hiatus hernia and distal esophagitis (grade c) with gastritis H-pylori +ve.?

My endoscopy report says small hiatus hernia and distal esophagitis (grade c) with gastritis H-pylori +ve.?

Change habits: These can often all be cleared up with natural dietary means, botanicals for H. Pylori and elimination diet and healing nutrients for esophageal problem. You may contact me at www. Drkusher. Com. ...Read more

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Endoscopy done today. Findings were...LA Grade B reflux esophagitis (biopsied)...Gastritis (biopsied) and normal examined duodenum. Meaning? TY

Endoscopy done today. Findings were...LA Grade B reflux esophagitis (biopsied)...Gastritis (biopsied) and normal examined duodenum. Meaning? TY

Inflammation: Inflammation of the esophagus can be a precursor for cancer. Inflammation of the esophagus and stomach can mimic or hide cancer. It was smart to get endoscopy. Your doctor did a good job biopsying the worrisome areas. If the biopsies come back benign, then you will be treated and observed. Well done.
Your working diagnosis is inflammation which is treated with medicines. ...Read more

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Can upper endoscopy aggravate heartburn? Got scoped 5 days ago (no sedation, mild gastritis and esophagitis, one biopsy).Having severe heartburn now.

Can upper endoscopy aggravate heartburn? Got scoped 5 days ago (no sedation, mild gastritis and esophagitis, one biopsy).Having severe heartburn now.

On treatment?: Sounds like endoscopy diagnosed you heath issues. Are you on medications to treat these processes? Sometimes can take a few days for full effect of medications. ...Read more

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Left supraclavicular node palpable mobile and not very hard pea sz. Egd showed gastritis and esophagitis. Could this be why I can feel the lymph node?

No: The size and mobility of the node are benign and not related to the endoscopy. Please monitor the size over the next 2-3 months. If it enlarges, a ct scan of the abdomen will be helpful. ...Read more

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Is Hital Hernia Curable How Long I have to take medicines for it. I also have GERD with Esophagitis Grade A & Antral Gastritis. IS everything Curable.

Some curable: Others manageable, if you follow your doctors advice, most of sliding hernias will not have symptoms, should be left alone with out surgery, only para esophageal type where only stomach herniates through require urgent repair as it may strangulate stomach, Most of time GERD s may not have hiatus hernia at all. ...Read more

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1yr ago Chronic gastritis, esophagitis. GI showed polyp near the zline. Biopsy showed benign hyperplastic. Gastritis now gone. Remove or monitor? 44yrs old

Gastritis: I would follow the recommendations of your gastroenterologist for follow-up instructions. Also get dietary advice and be cautious about alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and avoid gastric irritants like aspirin, Advil, Aleve, corticosteroids, etc. Use Tylenol instead. ...Read more

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Ogd rprt: esophagitis grade 3 and gastritis. Dr. kept saying ulcer during scope (was not sedated) and afterwards told me and husband same. Is ulcer and gastritis the same? Or does biopsy show diff?

Ogd rprt: esophagitis grade 3 and gastritis. Dr. kept saying ulcer during scope (was not sedated) and afterwards told me and husband same. Is ulcer and gastritis the same? Or does biopsy show diff?

No: They are not the same, but sometimes have similar symptoms and treatment. Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining, while an ulcer is a hole in the lining of the stomach. It may be they were looking for an ulcer or thought they saw one, but biopsy showed the inflammation did not extend thru the lining, so this would be gastritis. Avoid ibuprofen, alcohol. Meds like omeprazole will help ...Read more

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Gerd, gastritis, esophagitis for 8 months+. Omeprazole 20mg 2x a day and sucraflate 4x a day not helping. No hpylori. Suffering daily. Please help.

Gerd, gastritis, esophagitis for 8 months+. Omeprazole 20mg 2x a day and sucraflate 4x a day not helping. No hpylori. Suffering daily. Please help.

Complex answer: It sounds like you have a good start in treating your symptoms. I assume an endoscopy was done. Especially if there is a family history of heart disease at younger age, this should be considered. Also you should look at your gall baldder and liver function as well. I would not advise more medication, rather more investigation at this time. Avoid all alcohol, Ibuprofen like meds/aspirin if able. ...Read more

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Can't feel hunger, growl nothing from stomach, noappetite feelings. Diag gastritis&esophagitis&hpylori eradicate year ago. Took probiotic recently no pain?

Can't feel hunger, growl nothing from stomach, noappetite feelings. Diag gastritis&esophagitis&hpylori eradicate year ago. Took probiotic recently no pain?

Loss of appetite: Based on the duration and severity of the problem and any weight loss decides the need for further work up. If there is weight loss, you have to have exam and may be some tests blood tests, ultrasound and ct scan ...Read more

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I have GERD grade a (la) reflux esophagitis: erosive antral gastritis is it dangerous?

I have GERD grade a (la) reflux esophagitis: erosive antral gastritis is it dangerous?

No: It is not dangerous now, but is left untreated could become dangerous. Follow up on recommendations from your gastroenterologist. You'll be ok. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Gerd grade a (la) reflux esophagitis: erosive antral gastritis is it dangerous, what to do?

Gerd grade a (la) reflux esophagitis: erosive antral gastritis is it dangerous, what to do?

GERD: Grade a gerd is fairly mild condition. Erosive antral gastritis is certainly not a serious condition. I would follow what your GI doctor have advised and most of these problem can be addressed accordingly. Http://www. Laendo. Net/english/gerddiagnosis-and-treatment. ...Read more

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After upper endoscopy (no sedation, mild gastritis and esophagitis, weak LES, one biopsy) my heartburn is much worse. Why?

Pain s/p endoscopy: Since they did a biopsy they had to cut, though it was small, so acid against an open cut would hurt. Have you resumed your medicines or started medicines like zantac, oemprazole, carafate (sucralfate) or mylanta, that may ease the pain. Discuss wtih your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Gloria Fong
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