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gastritis question

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  • Posted By: Waiflet
  • July 15, 2007
  • 03:54 PM

Hi Guys

I've finally been diagnosed with chronic gastritis. After the endoscope and colonoscopy my gastro told me my stomach was very inflamed which was unusual for someone aged 23. They told me to just continue with acid blockers and anti-emetic tablets and come back for an endoscopy every couple of months to make sure an ulcer wasn't developing. They've also told me I'm high risk for getting a stomach ulcer because of my temperament and the state of my stomach at the moment. I've read a lot about gastritis and this bacteria helicobacter pylori keeps cropping up. They took biopsies during the endoscopy, do you think the biopsies would have shown up h.pylori if it was there? And if a diagnosis of gastritis means h.pylori is there anyway, why aren't they treating me for it? Can anyone help?

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  • I would ask the gastroenterologist if the biopsies included testing for H Pylori. If not, I would request testing.
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