Antral Gastritis

Antral gastritis is an autoimmune disorder where there is an inflammation in a portion of the stomach alone, known as the antrum. It may be caused by viral infections, bacterial infections, an injury or certain drugs.

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Kindly go through my blood report and provide your suggestion.

Query: Hi doctor, I visited gastroenterologist for my stomach problems. He carried out blood tests and gastroscopy. The result of gastroscopy was antral gastritis. The medicines caused it and I do not take them anymore. With this problem, I started losing hair and observed brittle nails. Always I feel hun...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query and report, my opinion is as follows: MCHC or folic acid elevation has no significance in the absence of other abnormal values. Brittle nails and falling hair signify multiple nutritional deficiencies. A balanced diet including all vitamins and mineral...  Read Full »

Are Omeprazole and Bifidobacteria capsules suitable to treat antral gastritis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old male. I had an endoscopy of the stomach for upper abdominal pain. I got the report of antral gastritis and a small submucosal nodule in the antrum. I have attached a photo. Are antacids (like Omeprazole) and Bifidobacteria capsules good enough to treat this complete...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for your question but, I need to understand the symptoms for which your endoscopy was done. Please do mention if you have pain, weight loss, or you get black tarry stools. Revert with the asked details for help.  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for antral erosions.

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from stomach issues from last one year. As per endoscopy report, I am suffering from antral erosions (scattered red erosions). It is resulting in a loss of appetite, stomach fullness, gastric troubles and incomplete evacuation. Kindly advice a proper medical treatment to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In addition to a less spicy, fiber-rich diet, you need to take a course of tablet Esomeprazole 20 mg twice daily half an hour before meals for one month. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicines with their consent. If sy...  Read Full »

Though I take Rabeprazole daily, my symptoms of antral gastritis remains the same. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, In my endoscopy, I have antral gastritis for four months (severe indigestion, constipation, loss of appetite). I take 20 mg Rabeprazole daily but symptoms do not go away. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Now, let us move to your treatment. See as the name suggests, acid reflux should be treated in two phases. Control production of acid for which you are on Delixant and Ranitidine. To prevent the acid formed inside the stomach to reflux back into the esophagus. This...  Read Full »

Please interpret my husband's report.

Query: Hi doctor, My husband is 35 years old. He is suffering from abdominal pain since last four weeks. When he gets pain it lasts for an hour. His hands and feet get cold. He had an endoscopy and colonoscopy done. The report says body and antral type gastric mucosa with mild chronic active gastritis comp...  Read Full »

Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your husband is suffering from chronic gastritis, for which he has been taking medications since long time and therefore endoscopy also detected changes in stomach mucosa due to this in addition to changes of gastritis. Although, biopsy report mentions negative Helicob...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for recurrent stomach and antral erosions?

Query: Hello doctor, I have erosion in my stomach, severe burning sensation and sometimes vomiting and bloating. I have done endoscopy, colonoscopy, angiography and hospitalized for about four times. Recently, again I have done endoscopy found antral erosion. Please advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have recurrent complaints of antral erosions and ulceration. I will advise some treatment and hope that it will help out. You should send me all your previous endoscopies and other reports done until now. I will also like to know about your H.pylori status.  Read Full »

I suffer from erosive antral gastritis for a long time. Please suggest permanent solution.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 43 years old. From my 25 years of age I am suffering from burning epigastrium i.e. erosive antral gastritis. The endoscopy report shows erosion ++, congestion +. My Physician has suggested any of PPI like Pantroprazole 40 mg OD or Rabeprazole 40 mg OD. I Simply wish to know is t...  Read Full »

Dr. Lohit Chauhan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Along with chronic gastritis, you seem to be having hypertension and might also have diabetes. You must get your HbA1C (glycated hemoglobin) levels done. The chronic gastritis is basically of 3 types, environmental, autoimmune and least common diffuse antral gastritis....  Read Full »

Am I suffering from achalasia or GERD?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31 year old male. I recently had a severe chest pain like heartburn and visited a gastroenterologist doctor. I am also suffering from swallowing disorder for the past seven to eight months, especially solid foods and sometime liquids too. It feels that whenever I eat food it stuck ...  Read Full »

Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your primary diagnosis is esophageal candidiasis and antral gastritis. These are medical conditions and managed with medical treatment only. Although, treatment for esophageal candidiasis lasts little long duration. The esophageal manometry test is not required for the...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my acidity and chest heaviness?

Query: Hi doctor, 9 years before, I delivered my first baby. Since after delivery, I have suffered from breathing problem. Only when I release the gas or pass motion, I use to feel relieved. I underwent all the tests and everything was normal. It lasted for 2 years and then subsided. My diet was completely...  Read Full »

Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms are related to a gastric problem. Try to avoid herbal medication as some of them are irritating to stomach and worsen the acidity. Your symptoms and normal investigations suggest the possibility of IBS (irritable bowel disease) or indigestion from decreas...  Read Full »

My last endoscopy for gastritis was eight years ago. Do I need another test?

Query: Hello doctor, Eight years ago, I had an esophagogastroduodenoscopy. It came back normal except for some mild chronic antrum gastritis (reactive gastritis) and mild duodenal bulb duodenitis. I have been on Prilosec for 10 years, but have recently had some flare-ups, lots of stomach gurgling, gas, and...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your reports look alright (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your symptoms are suggestive of recurrent mild gastritis (excessive acidity). You can continue the use of acid-blocking medicines like Prilosec (Omeprazole) as needed for a couple of days when...  Read Full »

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