Gastrointestinal Disorders - Diagnosed with mild gastritis don't know what this means anyway if you?
- 5 Jul 2011 by JennyLynn4eva
- 6 July 2011
- irritable bowel syndrome, gastrointestinal disorders, gerd
... all could read docs notes below I would appreciate it need advice hate waiting. I have had years of mild issues with my stomach my recent diagnosis was IBS and Acid Reflux so my new gastro. performed an endoscopy w/biospies and said last week what he visually could see looked good and what give me results today so when he didn't call I emailed him and the following is what he said
RE: Medical Advice
Jennifer L Rombalski
Thomas J. Kenney JR., MD
07/05/2011 6:08 PM
The biopsies from the stomach revealed only mild gastritis. The small bowel biopsies were normal. No bacteria or other findings of concern. I will call you tomorrow to review
Gastritis is just a mild inflammation of the stomach. "Gastric" refers to the stomach or digestive tract "itis" is inflammation. It can be either acute or chronic.
Hi-gastritis means an upset stomach and some bloating from gas-which you already knew- This means that you aren't bleeding anywhere; you don't have cancer, there isn't any chemical or other signs of ulcers. You don't have Chron's Disease, which is actually worse than IBS. There's a bacteria that mimics IBS-cramps-diarrhea, etc. It's difficult to cure, the meds make you sick, and it really messes up your stomach, but it can be cured. When you have GERD, a certain amount of the acids go through your digestive system and do some damage and even can burn your rear end when you're on the toilet, and they seem to bother your intestines-more gassy. Apparently you aren't having damage from GERD. If you have diarrhea, you should ask your doctor if he sees signs of hyperactivity in your system. I hope this helps you to relax.
I'm sure that he wants to make sure that he is completely focused on you when he talks to you. I always fell in love with my GI doctors. Because you've had IBS-he probably thinks that you understand these terms. I had to leave military care, and the GI docs even did ultra sounds and pics of my gut in color-to try to send a message to new doctors that I was a good patient-but truely have IBS problems. I'm glad that your doctor seems to be taking you more seriously than your previous doctors. Anytime you don't understand a term-ask him-of course the members here will try to help you.
Kitsy, Dzoo is right, it basically means you have some irritation and discomfort to the lining of the tract, and I have it some too. I have been trying to be a bit more careful about what I eat, and drink, and try not to take any pills or vitamins on an empty stomach, it irritates this inflammation and the lining. I have to take 2 prevacids on an empty stomach every morning, that's the only thing you should take on an empty stomach UNLESS your dr tells you to. Drink less caffeine and colas( I am a cola queen, this is difficult for me) try not to eat foods that are super hot temp-wise or super cold or spicy. Less processed food is better too, so eat at home as often as possible, fast food will aggravate the gastritis as will greasy foods. I hope this will help you, I get bouts of this especially when I am stressed or anxious. And VONTASTICA, YOU ARE RIGHT TOO! I guess we are going to have to from now on let one brave person answer and then all others simply comment, can't td those comments.
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