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Just got an egd done and it says normal esophagus & duodenum but diffuse erythema and friability of the mucosa in the antrum. What does it mean?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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In brief: It means Gastritis

The suffix "itis" means "inflammation".
The prefix "gastro" means "stomach." the term "gastritis" thus means an "inflammed stomach" which can derive from both acid ; non-acid causes, slow emptying of the stomach, h.Pylori infection, atrophic ; hypersecretory problems. Try acid blockers ; diet modification, recommended by your doctor.

In brief: It means Gastritis

The suffix "itis" means "inflammation".
The prefix "gastro" means "stomach." the term "gastritis" thus means an "inflammed stomach" which can derive from both acid ; non-acid causes, slow emptying of the stomach, h.Pylori infection, atrophic ; hypersecretory problems. Try acid blockers ; diet modification, recommended by your doctor.
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Dr. Bradford Romans
Also, commonly caused by meds like Advil ,Aleve ,aspirin.
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