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One weak before my upper endoscopy test was done and result shows Lax Les, nodular duodenitis. What does it mean? Is it serious?

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

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What does it mean to have duodenitis?

What does it mean to have duodenitis?

Inflammation: Duodenitis means inflammation of the first part of the small intestine, where your stomach empties. This is common and can be acid related, due to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin, etc), infection or celiac disease to name a few. ...Read more

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What is duodenitis?

What is duodenitis?

Inflamation: Duodenitis is inflammation of the duodenum (the first part of the small interstin).. It may persist acutely or chronically. ...Read more

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What is diffuse duodenitis with nodularity and is it permanently curable ?

What is diffuse duodenitis with nodularity and is it permanently curable ?

Depends: It depends on what is causing it. Duodenitis just means inflammation of the duodenum; you need fo fid the root cause, likely with a biopsy. ...Read more

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Does IBS cause duodenitis?

Does IBS cause duodenitis?

IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome does not cause duodenitis. However, inflammatory bowel syndrome can cause duodenitis. You should see a gastroenterologist to properly assess you for duodenitis. ...Read more

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Is chronic duodenitis suggestive of h pylori?

Is chronic duodenitis suggestive of h pylori?

Could be: I would certainly get tested . If you have h . Pylori treatment could clear this up for you. ...Read more

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What is: Focal chronic  peptic-type duodenitis.  H. Pylori negative.

What is: Focal chronic  peptic-type duodenitis.  H. Pylori negative.

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

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