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Inflammation of stomach lining in a 12 year old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   How can I help?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query that I can assist you with?
User :   i was talking to another doctor about inflammation of the stomatch lining in a 12 yr old but the session went funny
User :   hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
Doctor :   I have seen your previous chat history.
Doctor :   Let me explain it to you.
Doctor :   Stomach inflammation is a endoscopic/biopsy feature of gastritis.
User :   ok
Doctor :   It's a much more common in adults than in pediatric age group.
Doctor :   There are two varieties of it.
User :   do you think she has something more serious
Doctor :   The common factors responsible for pronounced inflammatory changes in gastritis are
Doctor :   1. Drugs such as non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs -which has been explained.
Doctor :   2. dietary or environmental conditions.
Doctor :   3. allergic gastritis - food allergens in simple terms.
Doctor :   these three are not major concerns.
User :   She is on a few drugs/medication
Doctor :   However, occasionally, they can be associated with other gut problems such as Chron's disease or Ulcerative colitis which may have to be assessed if required.
Doctor :   May I know the drugs that she is on apart from amytrptyline and melatonin.
Doctor :   ?
User :   she was on mebervine
User :   but was taken off them 4 days ago
Doctor :   May I know the reason why she is on these drugs and since when?
User :   she has m.e(chronic fatigue syndrome)and has been on them for 3 years
Doctor :   And why was she taken off this medications, did she develop any side effects?
User :   they thought mebeverine was not working and no there is no side affects.she is still on amitrptyline and melatonin
Doctor :   None of these drugs cause gastric inflammations.
Doctor :   There are numerous other drugs which can be responsible for the gastritis.
User :   should we go back to her padetrician at the hospital
Doctor :   When did she undergo the endoscopy.
User :   may 11th
Doctor :   Is she presently on any treatment?
Doctor :   If yes, I would suggest you to continue the treatment and review with her pediatrician at the end of her treatment.
Doctor :   If needed, she may need another endoscopy.
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