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Gastric Polyps

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Gastric polyps are growths that form in the lining of your stomach. They are not cancerous, but certain types of polyps can change into cancer.

DISCHARGE INSTRUCTIONS:

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

You may need more tests or procedures. Write down any questions so you remember to ask them at your visits.

Medicines:

  • Medicines may be given if you have an infection caused by H. pylori bacteria.
  • Take your medicine as directed. Call your healthcare provider if you think your medicine is not helping or if you have side effects. Tell him if you are allergic to any medicine. Keep a list of the medicines, vitamins, and herbs you take. Include the amounts, and when and why you take them. Bring the list or the pill bottles to follow-up visits. Carry your medicine list with you in case of an emergency.

Seek care immediately if:

  • You have blood in your vomit.
  • You have dark bowel movements.
  • You have severe pain in your abdomen that does not go away after you take medicine.

Contact your healthcare provider if:

  • You have indigestion that does not go away with treatment.
  • You vomit after meals.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

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The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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