Inflammation of the gastric (stomach) lining is called gastritis. It is most often caused by irritation of the gastric lining due to excessive alcohol intake, bacterial infection, chronic vomiting, or prolonged use of certain painkillers. The symptoms are nausea, vomiting, indigestion, heartburn, stomach pain, etc.

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Dr. Suneetha B S

Diabetologist, Family Physician, Microbiologist, Nutritionist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Any pain in the chest should not be neglected. You may not have any major problems, but it is always better to be safe than sorry. Sometimes, even gastric irritation or acidity can present with chest pain. But I would advise you to visit a doctor as soon as possible...  Read Full »

Why do I get recurrent diarrhea?

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Dr. S D Sinha

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to You seem to have given too many medicines and incomplete diagnosis. Anemia- based only on Hb value of 9.9 g/dl. This value can be managed by having an effective diet planned by a qualified nutritionist with the diet planned for both anemia (high iron) and the irrita...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options for gastritis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with gastritis. As of the moment, I am anxious about the bubbly feeling in my throat. Can I please ask for your advice on a remedy? It is bugging me as I am a highly anxious person. My ultrasound came back normal, but it was gastritis. People are posting online t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Khot

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to First of all, do not worry and do not panic. Gastritis is a condition where your stomach lining gets inflamed. The bubbly feeling may be due to acidity, so do not worry about it. Gastritis can be cured easily, and do not go on the internet for diagnosis; it will add ...  Read Full »

Please suggest a cure for chronic gastritis.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old female of height 5.4 feet and weight 48 kg. I was diagnosed with gastritis two years ago, and it seems to come back after some time. I have been taking antacids like Omeprazole, but it does not seem to stop. It has been months since I started feeling sick again. Have a...  Read Full »

Dr. Tonina Sleiman

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Answer: Hi, Welcome to Regarding your medical history and your current complaints, you can keep using your medication, including proton pump inhibitor and antacid. You have to make dietary adjustments to avoid alcohol, spicy foods, and oily or fried foods by eating small portions more frequen...  Read Full »

Why does my mom repeatedly have pain under the breastbone?

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Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to The initial presentation of your mom was consistent with dyspepsia and I am not surprised that her symptoms are back. The issue that needs further investigation is the fact that she is not responding to the conventional therapy with Omeprazole. I have a few questions; ...  Read Full »

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Dr. C Elanchezhian

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sometimes severe gastritis can produce gas or fill in the upper abdomen. That area appears larger or swollen and hard. This you cannot see in ultrasound or CT scan. Please give history- Are you alcoholic or smoker? Diabetic or hypertensive? Taking your diet timely an...  Read Full »

I feel quicker nausea after eating. Could it be gastritis?

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Dr. Archana

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to I got to know your problems and kindly tell you to get your pregnancy test done. I got to know you are female with childbearing age. If it is not pregnancy nausea, then whatever you have is such a somatoform disorder. Yes, your anxiety has caused all this. It is a ty...  Read Full »

I feel pain around the belly button after eating some food. Why?

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Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You may be suffering from acute gastritis with acid reflux. Pain around the belly button may be due to small bowel infection or belly button pain. Until examination is done it is difficult to say what it is. Use tablet Nexium 40 mg before breakfast for one week. Avoid ...  Read Full »

Can H. pylori infection result in stomach cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, In the past one month, I have been feeling like bloated stomach and uncomfortable as if my stomach was full. Initially, I went to a local doctor. However, that did not help me. Then, I went to a gastroenterologist, who initially gave me medicines and then did an endoscopy. Post the endosc...  Read Full »

Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Helicobacter pylori is a bacterial infection, which occur from unhygienic food and typically occur only in the stomach. Because of the infection, the stomach wall inflamed (redness and swelling) and due to this,¬†symptoms of gastritis such as nausea, upper abdominal pa...  Read Full »

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