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Gastritis, acidity, belching. Prescribed prilosec. Blood and urine tests normal. Time for complete cure?

The doctor said I may have gastritis and took a urine and blood test but no results. I feel like I have acid in my stomach and I have been belching . The doctor didn t tell me to much about it nor did they tell me that I need to eat a bland diet , I found that online. If I have acute gastritis will it return? How long will it take to get rid of with Prilosec?
Asked On : Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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Dec 2012

Thank you for posting on HCM

You are probably suffering from peptic ulcer diseases or Gastrooesophageal reflux diseases (GORD) and you will need a multidisciplinary approach in managing the condition. Your diet is important. Avoiding starvation is a good way to start. Not eating food that can provoke heavy secretion of HCL acid in the stomach. You can take prilosec for 14-15 days which will treat and heal the gastritis. You can see a gastroenterologist who can do an endoscopy and request for H. pylori test. Depending on the findings appropriate treatment can be given.

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Answered: Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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