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Diagnosed with gastric carcinoids and gastritis. Had sigmoid and hemi colectomy due to diverticulitis. Suggest?

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I have been diagnosed with gastric carcinoids - begnin & atrophic non erosive gastritis. I had a sigmoid & hemi colectomy 19 yrs ago due to diverticulitis. Is there anything I can do or take to help the asymptomatic gastritis? I have a gastrin level of 1000
Posted Sun, 25 Aug 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini 10 hours later
Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.Ratnakar Kini and I am pleased to assist you.

H.pylori infection is a common cause of atrophic gastritis. Get tested for this infection and if found to be positive, you need to get treated with triple therapy to eradicate it.

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Dr.Ratnakar Kini
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Follow-up: Diagnosed with gastric carcinoids and gastritis. Had sigmoid and hemi colectomy due to diverticulitis. Suggest? 10 hours later
I have been tested for that & it is Negative.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini 48 hours later
Hi,
If you are negative for H.pylori and are asymptomatic, then you may not require any medications. However, since there is risk of malignancy, you may have to undergo endoscopic testing periodically.
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Dr.Ratnakar Kini
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