Gastritis

What is Gastritis?

Inflammation, especially mucosal, of the stomach.

Questions and answers on "Gastritis"

hello,I am Shravya. I have mild gastritis problem.I have not been traeted for it nor have taken any medication till now. I am suffering with this problem since 4 months.What can I do to get rid of gastritis and what diet should I follow?What are the steps to be taken to get rid of gastritis?

doctor1 MD

HI
Well come to HCM
I really appreciate your concern, underlying cause of gastritis need to be ruled out, till then you can try Tab Omeprazole 40 mg once in day, if this is the proven infection then antibiotic can be tried, but let me tell you that it may not be the gastritis ( You have not...

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hi, I have been diagnosed with what we think is gastritis. I had an attack of gastritis two nights ago and became achy
all over my body. My back especially is achy. I also have a low white blood cell count and I have a sore throat. Could I just be getting sick? Or does gastritis cause achy body too?

doctor1 MD

HI
Thank for asking to HCM
I really appreciate your concern, looking to the history given here I would like to say that all the infection causes the body pain this is the common and prime manifestation of infection if your Gastritis is due to infection then may cause the boy pain hope this...

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hi doc. im 28 years old im having painic sensation in my left arm n heavyness,on the other hand im having gastritis.i had been checked for cardiac enzymes also but normal.so the condition is bothering me what to do even ecg are normal,any opinion plzz.thanks

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Resepcted User, hi I evaluated your query thoroughly.
*Gastritis is caused by imbalance between stomach acid secretion release &
neutralisation by various reasons leading to inflammation of stomach lining
by @ H.Pylori infection @ Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines @ bile
reflux @ Viral...

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My Doctor thinks that I have Gastritis, I have been reading what foods to avoid and he has also put me on a prescription for a month, if I am suppose to eliminate coffee and alcohol, would it still be ok to have the occasional coffee or glass of wine, or will I just make it worse

doctor1 MD

Hi.
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.
Noted the history of gastritis as per the thoughts of your Doctor who has kept you on a prescription medicines that you have not mentioned and also advised to avoid coffee and wine.
Even the occasional consumption of coffee and wine can...

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hi there, my problem is i feels sick all the time and have an annoying but not always sore pressure feeling in my head and ears, i also have a really sore back most of the time, lowere (kidney area) i have liver and kidney function test n they are clear and am on tablets for gastritis and nothing is working.

doctor1 MD

Hello dear

Warm welcome to Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query in details .

* Gastritis is frequently associated with pressure feeling in head via
- stress or anxiety associated - reflux phenomenon from the
hormonal level imbalance - annoying acid reflux with gas burping

Hope this...

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I have been told by doctors after my first endoscopy that I have bile refuels gastritis, what does it mean? And dose endoscopy has major side effects if I check it again? Usually I spend sleepless night through depressions and does it has effect on my gastritis

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Hello! Thanks for putting your query in HCM. I am a Gastroenterologist.

It means that there is reflux of bile which is causing damage to your lining of the gastric wall, since bile is secreted in duodenum that is small intestine which is distal to stomach. So if in stomach if bile is found means...

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I am 27, having loose motions from more than 2 months & acidity feeling all the time... regular intake of alcohol is there but used to drink plenty of water

doctor1 MD

intake of alcohol is your problem. alcohol causes gastriris and many more probs. reduce the amount of taking alocohol gradually till you stop taking it. if your condition is disturbing your day to dday life, please see a gastroenterologist, you might ve developed severe gastritis which needs...

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mr dr. said i have gastritis, after i told him i may have an ulcer. he did feel my stomach and said it was not an ulcer. he gave me a rx which i have been taking on and off for about 2 months. just the other day i went in for blood work were he said he wants to check me for thyroids. i am alot over weight and was wondering is there a meal plan out there for me and if being obese has anything to do with my situation

doctor1 MD

Hello thanx for using hcm,
Gastritis is a v common problem main causes are spicy foods, use of greenchillies, excess consumption of food ,irregular eating pattern.
Try to avoid acidic foods,
Consume bland meals with no spices .Eat small meals at regular intervals rather than three big meals.
Try...

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good eve doctor.i am having a gastritis..and i notice my saliva is better sour taste, and i have a very bad smell from my nose that anyone could smell it. i do dental check up and its okay,my allergic sinusistis is okay too. where does the smell come from?? i am so inferiornow

doctor1 MD

Hello

Welcome in H.C.M.

I have gone through your query regarding bad smell from your nose and your saliva is bitter and sour. Though had been examined for dental and sinusitis and both were found o.k.

By your medical history it is clear that there is some thing wrong in nose and nasopharynx which...

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I've been diagnosed with gastritis I did both test scope n barium why is there pressure in my chest area I've been to the er I have no heart problems they ran all kind of test on me I was released with nothing just take my same meds please help me with this Im scared and tired of running to the hospital

doctor1 MD

Thanks for your question on HCM. Since you are having all cardiac and GIT reports normal, I would advice you to consult pulmonologist. Sometimes bronchitis can cause pressure in the chest. So please get done chest x ray and PFT after consulting pulmonologist. If this is also normal more chances...

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Recent questions on  Gastritis

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Hello Dr. Narasi, My 12 year old daughter suffers from Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis and Ulcerative Colitis . She was diagnosed when she was 3. She also developed Portal Hypertension in 2007 which resulted in a splenetic renal shunt forming in the fall of 2007. The portal hypertension decreased at that time. This fall the portal hypertension returned dramatically. She has just been listed for transplant 2 weeks ago. The portal hypertension is now causing portal hypertensive gastropathy. Last Wednesday at 4 in the morning she started throwing up blood. We took her to the er. Her GI did a ct scan , blood work, and scoped her. That is when we discovered the gastropathy. She is currently suffering horribly from the gastropathy. she is on numerous medications including: protonix , sucrafate, lialda, prednisone , poly-iron, mephyton, ursodiol, aquadeks, and refampin. Currently, we are trying to treat the gastropathy with and extra dose of protonix, an extra dose of the sucrafate, and hydrocodone. This is not working. She is currently doubled over in pain crying her eyes out. She is nearly hysterical. I ve called the transplant team and her GI, but they have not called back. I need help in knowing what else I can do to help her not hurt. Could increasing her prednisone help to decrease the pressure, inflammation, and pain she is experiencing? I ask this because in the past 5 years I believe that she has suffered from this gastropathy many times though undiagnosed. And during those times, we were required to increase her prednisone. Each time the gastropathy pain left her within hours of her increased dose. When we did not increase the prednisone the pain persisted until we did increase the prednisone although it did take longer for the prednisone to relieve the pain, usually 5 days. Have you ever heard of prednisone helping gastritis/gastropathy? Or do you have any suggestions? And at what point do I need to take her to the hospital. Just so you know. We ve been dealing with this for 10 years now. I am not an over reactive parent, and Bethany is a very tough girl. She doesn t make a fuss even if she feels awful. So, when I say that she is suffering, I truly mean it. She is in horrible pain. Thank you for your help! Taylor K.

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Hello doctor, I m 37 and into IT field, do not eat meat, eggs , eat food. No smoking and alcohol habits. I ve been going through right hand side pain which starts 1 inch above belly and continues 2 inch below. I do not have pain on the LHS. This pain is whole day, before and after eating, before and after nature call. Have tried all antacides, visited many doctors and clinics. This is 15 th year of this cause and no medicine has given me relief. I have lot of fatigue in whole body. At times I feel like dropping spoon from my hand. My forehead is always heavy with cold and eyes remain redish and pale whole day. the hunger is absolutely abnormal and there is nautia whole day. The nature call is abnormal with gastritis . It also pains in the portion of pant belt in horizontal direction but thats not constant. Day by day my signature is getting changed and I ve lost flow in the writing. Generally there is neck and back pain due to fatigue. The sleep is highly unstable although I was known for sleeping long hours during my collage days. I haven t lost weight but it never increases. After closing eyes, I feel pressure in the forehead. In Sept 2011, I started having bad sight while looking at a projector in conference room. I keep sneezing but with dry cold. In general the feeling can be specified as someone is sucking me like taking the air off the baloon. The stomoch remains flat even after taking good amount of food and is generally very tight. Previously Barium, gastroentrological test are done with normal results.

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Hi, I have been having some back pain lately and taking more NSAIDS than usual. I am being worked up to ensure it is nothing but musculoskeletal issues...so far everything normal. But now for 2 days I have had what I think is very bad heartburn but it s much worse than any normal heartburn I have ever had! It s mostly central sternam to right chest and radiating into my neck and feels like burning and Stinging feeling. Should I get this checked out? I have some abdominal fullness and gastritis feelings with nausea but wondering if it s just all the stress about my back or a new symptom. Should I be worried and get an esophogeal exam right away or take some more antacids and see if it goes away? thanks:)

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I am a 41 yr old female who just saw a GI doctor today for excessive stomach acid and chronic gurgling; squirting noises in abdomen. He prescribed Bentyl(?) and wants to do an endoscopy . Is this procedure necessary? I have no pain or burning just noises that i cannot control that go on 24/7. Nexium doesn t quiet them nor does phenergan. Should I have the procedure done anyway or get 2nd opinion? He says gastritis or possible IBS but do those things start as suddenly as my symptoms did?

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I ve been pretty sick fora week. It began when my GP thought I might have clot in my right leg (swelling, redness , warmth) so she sent me to the hospital for a sonogram. It was negative, but the doctor there wanted me to come back the next day.I...

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I have a pain on the right side of chest more toward the back. I feel it when I take a deep breath, or cough . and it feels almost like a sore because food brushes against the affected areas as its going down. It feel like irs between the right...

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Pain on left upper side of chest, out of breath, sweating in cold room, extremely fatigued and acid reflux .

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