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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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Endoscopy Indications: GERD with Esophagitis Antral Gastrititis Duodenitis Detected: Erythematous mucosa in : 1. lower 3rd esophagus 2. antrum 3. duodenum 1 (mild) wht does all this mean? anything serious? worried! what's cure?

Endoscopy 

Indications:
GERD with Esophagitis
Antral Gastrititis
Duodenitis

Detected:
Erythematous mucosa in :
1. lower 3rd esophagus
2. antrum
3. duodenum 1 (mild)

wht does all this mean?
anything serious? worried!
what's cure?

Typical for GERD: It is what this didn't show that is most reassuring. There is no evidence of ulcers or precancerous lesions. It just verifies that reflux has caused typical irritation to the tissues in the area. Proper lifestyle changes and meds should improve it if they are followed as prescribed. ...Read more

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Endoscopy Indications: GERD with Esophagitis Antral Gastrititis Duodenitis Detected: Erythematous mucosa in : 1. lower 3rd esophagus 2. antrum 3. duodenum 1 (mild) Prescribed: PAN L PAN 40 PAN MPS wht does all this mean? something serious? heal time

Endoscopy
Indications:
GERD with Esophagitis
Antral Gastrititis
Duodenitis
Detected:
Erythematous mucosa in :
1. lower 3rd esophagus
2. antrum
3. duodenum 1 (mild)
Prescribed:
PAN L
PAN 40
PAN MPS
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

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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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Can i tell me how i can treat erythematous duodenitis ?

Can i tell me how i can treat erythematous duodenitis ?

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

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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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Is it possible for lactose intolerance to cause chronic gastritis/duodenitis?

Is it possible for lactose intolerance to cause chronic gastritis/duodenitis?

Similar symptoms: Main symptoms include tummy pain, bloating, flatulence, or diarrhea. Can also cause vomiting and audible bowels lactose is a sugar present in milk, and needs a special chemical produced by the small bowels to be digested When this chemical is lacking the lactose pass quickly to the large bowel where it is either converted to fat, fermented or remain unchanged causing the above symptoms ...Read more

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I have gastritis and duodenitis. I have tested neg for H pylori. I get acid a lot. What else would cause this ?

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

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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?

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?

Ask GI: Depending on how severe your gastritis and duodenitis are and if they have healed completely. I would ask your GI specialist what his opinion would be before taking NSAIDs. Use tylenol (acetaminophen) until then. ...Read more

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Hi im jan and i had an endoscopy on tues 11th dec. I have gastrits & duodenitis. I have terrible diarrhea & nausea every morn only, why?

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im jan and i had an endoscopy on tues 11th dec. I  have gastrits & duodenitis.  I have terrible diarrhea & nausea every morn only, why?

Nighttime acid wave: In non smokers 60-70% of all acid secreted during a 24 hours period of time are between 1-4 am. Frequently find acid related issues with disturbed sleep and waking up between 2-4 am. Next frequent symptoms are loose or explosive and gaseous stools in the morning. ...Read more

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I have a issue with self harming, usually by taking painkillers I now have duodenitis erosions and inflammation. Have I done this to myself?

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