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Causes of hyperacidity gastritis?

Posted In: Gastrointestinal conditions 2 Replies
  • Posted By: pattyo
  • April 18, 2008
  • 03:23 PM


A couple of years ago I had a gastroscopy and the pathology report
stated gastritis consistent with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. I was
prescribed ranitidine, which did nothing. Eventually, two years later
I was prescribed Pariet when my symptoms got worse (chest pain and
sensation of something in throat). Only recently, I researched
Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and was shocked to read that it involved
potentially cancerous tumours. I now experience a distended abdomen (I
am normally slim and fit, 46 yr, female).
1. Should I request thorough investigation for tumours?

2. Is there other causes of hyperacidity gastritis that are consistent
with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (other than Zollinger-Ellison)?

3. What is the prognosis for people who have malignant tumours with
Zollinger-Ellison syndrome?

Thanks very much

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  • Go to link and read "References" #2 (a reversible cause of hypergastrinemia and hyperchlorhydria which may mimic Zollinger-Ellison syndrome)http://www.moffitt.org/moffittapps/ccj/v4n1/article4.htmlI would do some research on hypergastrinemia and hyperchlorhydria. I would also check to see if there was any relation to H. Pylori. In fact, you should be tested for H. Pylori just to be safe (a common cause of ulcers).
    Beth56 272 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thank you for your thoughtful reply, Beth. I am going to follow-up with your suggestions. p.s. I was also tested for H. Pylori, and I do not have the virus.
    pattyo 1 Replies Flag this Response
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