The wearing off of the stomach lining due to stomach acids is called erosive gastritis. It is usually a severe condition, which results in gastric bleeding, blood in vomit, and bloody stools. The common causes include the use of anti-inflammatory drugs, excess alcohol consumption, too much stress, radiation, viral infection, and Crohn's disease.
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Why do I have indigestion and gas even after getting treated for H. pylori?
Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with erosive gastritis last year. After ten days, I took PPI for H.pylori. I thought that I am completely alright. After three months, I started to have indigestion issues again. Then I started taking Famotidine for eight to nine months. Still, I have indigestion and gas ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention when you did H.pylori (Helicobacter pylori) blood test. If you tested it last year, then you have a high possibility that your erosive gastritis did not occur secondary to H.pylori. It occurred due to other causes like biliary gastritis, and drug-induced er... Read Full »
Which foods are suitable for a person with antral gastric erosion?
Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with a antral gastric erosion eight months ago. I did not have H.pylori infection and I am still taking medication but it is not helping. Eventhough my health developed quite a bit but it is not normal. I still cannot eat dairy foods, spicy or fastfoods. Even a bit spi... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Antral gastric erosion is a condition where there is a loss of the surface layer of the stomach lining in the antrum (the lower part of the stomach), which can cause symptoms like belching, burping, and burning sensation in the chest. ... Read Full »
I am having loose motion as a side effect of Pantocid HP? How to stop it?
Query: Hi doctor. I had Pantocid HP after doctor advice and had loose motion 4-5 times. For stopping loose motion what shall I do? For past six days I am taking Pantocid HP kit. No problem except loose motion of about 5-6 times and some weakness. I am taking Bifilac HP one tablet daily and a vitamin caps... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Pantocid HP kit contains Pantoprazole, Amoxicillin and Clarithromycin and is used in the treatment of gastritis by Helicobacter pylori bacteria. Pantoprazole reduces acid secretion while the other ... Read Full »
Can a combination of Aleve and Goody's induce stomach upset?
Query: Hi doctor, I recently had a migraine, so I took two tablets of Aleve. It did not work, so I took Goody's powder, but the pain was still there, so I took another one. The migraine pain has gone, but my stomach seems to be upset. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your headache. Aleve (Naproxen) and Goody's powder (combination of Aspirin, Acetaminophen, and Caffeine) both contain NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Piroxicam, Diclofenac, etc. Although NSAIDs ... Read Full »
What does my endoscopic biopsy suggest?
Query: Hi doctor, I am working as a software professional. Recently, I had discomfort in digestion, severe bloating, gas formation and a frequent sensation of motions. I went to a gastroenterologist and he made an endoscopy and an endoscopic biopsy. The biopsy report is as below. Nature of specimen: Re... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The reports of biopsy are suggestive of erosive gastritis.Razo-D, Rabeprazole is a good medicine, but you need to take it twice a day before breakfast and dinner.I also suggest Sucrase-O 2 teaspoons four times a day and a good probiotic twice a day for 10 days. Consult yo... Read Full »
I am suffering from recurrent erosive gastritis. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I had an issue for several years where I felt suffocated after eating, and drinking water relieved the pain. However, at some point, it also worsened; when I drank water, I felt a burning sensation in my throat. Finally, this year after an endoscopy, I was diagnosed with erosive gastri... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I reviewed your query. Erosive gastritis is not a condition that lasts lifelong. Your symptoms are more of esophagitis rather than gastritis. I want to review both endoscopies report if possible. Helicobacter pylori is one of the causes; if... Read Full »
Why am I experiencing weight loss, stomach burn, and throat pain?
Query: Hi doctor, I feel nausea and painful throat. It is paining inside the throat and some coffee color blood came out from the throat while spitting. I am experiencing unexpected weight loss for the last four months. I also have nausea, chest pain and stomach burning. I had an endoscope and a blood test... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and attached files (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears that you are suffering from erosive gastritis. This in turn leads to gastroesophageal reflux disease. I suggest you antacid with PPI (proton-pump inhibitors). Co... Read Full »
What is the reason for the feeling of something stuck in the throat with recurrent vomiting?
Query: Hi doctor, I need some advice on behalf of my mother, who is 68 years old. For 16 days, my mother feels like something stuck in the throat area, projectile vomiting when eating or drinking anything, weakness, body aches, nausea. She vomits about twice a day and cannot keep food or even soup down. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I completely understand that you must be very concerned and upset about your mother's health. I am sorry to hear that she has been admitted to the hospital because of dehydration. First of all, thankfully, her endoscopy (attachment removed to protect patient id... Read Full »
Can gastritis cause stomach pain that lasts for months despite taking proton pump inhibitors?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been feeling stomach pain for the past two months this year. I did a gastroscopy, ultrasound examination, and helicobacter test. Ultrasound examination did not show any problem in the gallbladder, pancreas, etc. I was diagnosed with acute gastritis (helicobacter test was negative)... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from stomach pain for the past two months. Your gastroscopy result has shown acute gastritis. Inflammation of the lining of the stomach is known as gastritis. It ma... Read Full »
Why am I spitting phlegm with some red blood?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old. Recently, I got an endoscopy. The report shows that I have erosive gastropathy. I have been using medicines for one month. Now, for a few days, while spitting phlegm a small amount of light red blood comes out from my mouth. I also have some throat and chest pain. But, ... Read Full »
Dr. Kagathara Happy Kumar Devkaranbhai
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If there is bleeding in the stomach due to erosive gastritis, then it would be in the form of vomiting and brown or chocolate in color. Any bleeding in the stomach cannot be bright red in color with small quantity. As mentioned in your report (attachment removed to protec... Read Full »