How long does gastritis or ulcers last?

It depends. It will last until changes to diet is made or treated with medication or the underlying cause is treated.

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How long does it take for gastritis and/or an ulcer to heal?

Depends. it depends on many factors, most importantly what was causing the gastritis or ulcer in the first place. It also depends on medications, the presence or absence of Helicobacter pylori, and the the size and severity of the initial problem. If you are still having problems, I would talk to your doctor again. Good luck. Read more...

How long does it take for bismuth subcitrate to heal gastritis or ulcers?

Not advised. In general, bismuth products are not used by themselves to heal ulcers or gastritis, but are useful primarily to help symptoms. Other medications, which reduce stomach acid, or antibiotics to treat H. Pylori, if present, are more likely to heal ulcers or gastritis. If you have chronic upper G.I. symptoms, I would see your doctor. Good luck. . Read more...

How long does it take for stomach ulcers to form after you start having gastritis pains?

Already formed. Burning epigastric pain made worse by or unrelated to food is probably the most distinguishing symptom of stomach ulcer. When these symptoms occur, the ulcer is probably already formed. Symptoms like these can occur when there is no ulcer and are less responsive to therapy. Read more...

What's the difference between severe gastritis and ulcers?

Ulcers. Hello, gastritis is inflammation of stomach wall. Ulcers are breaks in stomach lining and is definitely worse than gastritis. Ulcers have increased chance of rebleeding too. Read more...
Differences. Anytime you see a word with the suffix "itis" in medicine it means inflammation of whatever came before it, so gastritis means inflammation of the lining of the stomach (gastric). An ulcer on the other hand is an erosion, a pit or depression in the wall of the stomach lining. A few decades ago an Australian doctor guessed that ulcers were caused by an infection, proved it on himself, got Nobel Pri. Read more...
Several tissue layer. Hi MohammedA Gastr-itis is any inflammation of the lining of the stomach. Usually confined to the innermost layers. If combined with bacterial infection (for example, with helicobacter pylori) the inflamation can erode through the first layer, and create a local area of ulceration. These can expand, or even penenetrate through the sromach wall. Gastritis is relatively easy to treat, ulcers not so. Read more...

How is it guessed if a patient has gastritis or ulcer? How do symptoms differ from each other?

Difficult. It often depends on the findings of an endoscopic. Both diseases produce pain or burning and both can cause blood loss. Be examined and consider an endoscopy. All the best. Read more...
Explanation . Yes, it's different, but partially overlapping. Severity and localization of pain, timing this pain and other symptoms may be different. To make a proper diagnosis you need endoscopy. Treatment are complex with few medications and depend on endoscopy result, but pretty successful. . Read more...
Severity of symptoms. Gastritis is inflammation/swelling of the stomach lining. If it is severe enough it can lead to damage of the surface leading to erosion and an ulcer crater Ulcers are more painful and longer to heal. Read more...

Does coffee actually make an ulcer/gastritis worse? Or just irritates it to become more painful?

Coffee ulcer. In some it does. In some it does not. If it bothers you I would stop and see if better. If better start again. If worse stop. Repeat till you have convinced yourself that is does or does not affect you. Read more...