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Will this problem ever go away?

i asked this question earlier but i didn't get enough responses.. so my question is, Does mild gastritis, esophagitis, and duodenitis last forever? Or will they go away? And also, will I ever be able to eat regular foods again? I am miserable, i am only 16 and it's the holiday's and i can't even enjoy my favorite foods.. Please help

All of these are inflammations of various parts, your esophagus, your stomach and the 1st part of your small intestine. Usually, inflammation can be reduced but can never be "cured". See your doctor, as he/she can give you more information and possible recommendations for treatment as this can be related to alot of things.  (+ info)

Abdominal Pain?

Hi, over the past 2 months i've been experiencing terrible stomach pain and the only relief i have is lying down for about 45 mins until it calms down. I've taken an ultrasound and blood test but all results have come back negative...also my doctor said i may have an ulcer however i don't have any symptoms of an ulcer such as vomiting, blood..etc
My stomach seems to only hurt whenever I'm eating a meal and it forces me to stop because of the pain. Another thing is that i don't believe it is related to gas because I've already taken stuff like "ENO" and the pain hasn't stopped nor is it stress because personally i dont have much to worry about.I dont have any history of health problems,i'm in very good shape and i'm 15 years old...Do you think it could be "Duodenitis"...wat are your thoughts?

It could be a peptic ulcer and by the way, you don't need to vomit to have one. Anyway, it doens't matter if it's only gastritis, esophagitis, duodenitis when it comes to first-hand treatment. First of all, you need your mom to get you an appointment with a pediatric gastroenterologist for a gastroscopy (it's a study where they look inside your mouth down to the beginning of your small intestine). Second, in the meantime, you HAVE to change your diet, meaning NO onion, garlic, spicy food, tomato (alone or any product with tomato on it like sauce, paste, especially pizza sauce). Also, you can't eat any citric fruit (or juices) like lemon, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, etc. You need to eat at least every 3 to 4 hours, even if it is a smaller amount, but need to eat frequently. And....your mom can ask your doctor for some medication like Zantac, that you can take twice a day while you wait to be evaluated by the specialist I mentioned and while you make all these changes.

When you do all this, you will feel better in the long run, these are changes that you need to do to improve your health and live happy.  (+ info)

is this forever or will it go away?

i asked this question earlier but i didn't get enough responses.. so my question is, Does mild gastritis, esophagitis, and duodenitis last forever? Or will they go away? And also, will I ever be able to eat regular foods again? I am miserable, i am only 16 and it's the holiday's and i can't even enjoy my favorite foods.. Please help

Yes,these conditions can be cured permanently and you will be able to enjoy your regular meals but without over indulgence.You have not given any details but I can provide you with some tips.Avoid fried foods,junk food,sweets,heavy to digest foods like meat products,smoking,alcohol and alcoholic beverages,spicy foods and gastric irritants.Take one cap.of Pantaprazole -20 or 40mg.half an hour before consuming foods like as mentioned above.A 6 week course of medicine generally corrects such conditions.Consult your doctor before taking any medicine on your own and you can be cured completely.  (+ info)

gastritis-related nausea?

I was diagnosed with esophagitis / gastritis / duodenitis, and the main symptom for me is nausea. I'm SOOO nauseous right now. I feel like I might vomit. Mint only makes it worse. Fruit Tums are disgusting. Help?! What can I do?!?! I can't lay down because it makes it worse. My heart is pounding and it's kind of hard to breathe which I think is from the esophagitis.

I've been sick for 2+ months. When is this EVER going to go away?!?!?
I've seen a stomach specialist and I'm on some meds but they're not doing much.

I have severe GERD (the kind that throws acid clear into my mouth and nose!), and I get some relief by elevating the head of my bed approximately 8-12 inches in the air, making it angle down at 10 degrees. It takes a night or two of getting used to the tilt, but it is worth it IMO. Also, make sure to secure your mattress pad and fitted sheet with screw pins, otherwise you might end up on the floor the next morning. (I don't know if I'm joking there...) :-)

I don't know what meds you're on, so my suggestions in that department are going to be limited. I'm also not a doctor.

Normally when patients come in with nausea, doctors will give promethazine (branded Phenergan in the US). It is a fairly mild drug, the main side effect is drowsiness. Those with Parkinson-like syndromes (like me) should not take this medication, since it can make parkinsonian tremor and chorea worse.

A medication that's becoming very popular recently in GERD and nausea studies is mirtazapine (brand: Remeron), a medication that was developed a while back as an antidepressant. It is not related to Prozac or the other SSRIs, and to my knowledge, older clinical trials with Remeron have shown no increase in suicidal ideation with treatment.

Remeron's most common use these days is for insomnia, so it's no surprise that drowsiness will be a side effect. Another major side effect is a sharp increase in appetite... but I suppose this is an effect that you want! Remeron is also available in orally disintegrating tablets (tablets you can chew or let dissolve under your tongue)... the main benefit of ODTs is that the med will get into your bloodstream without having to deal with your stomach (a major barrier to nausea treatment is patients upchucking swallowable pills!). To top it all off, Remeron is available in the US in a generic ODT form as "mirtazapine ODT".

Remeron is also considered safe for patients with parkinsonian syndromes. However, there is posted a risk of activation of hypomania or mania in depressed patients, so if you have existing psychiatric illness, you should mention it to your doc.

So, in a nutshell, you should speak with your doctor about Phenergan (promethazine) and Remeron (mirtazapine), and see what s/he thinks. Also, consider elevating the head of your bed, it helped me with GERD.

Also, I'm not a doctor. So speaking with your doc is of utmost importance.  (+ info)

Nodule found during upper endoscopy?

My husband (32 years old) has had reflux for years and finally went to a GI doctor. They did an upper endoscopy and found...
1. Esophageal nodule which they biopsied
2. Medium hiatal hernia
3. Mild erythema in the duodenal bulb compatible with duodenitis (2 biopsies)
4. Otherwise normal.

He didn't see any sign of Barrett's and put him on 30 mg of Prevacid which has completely taken away his heartburn. I know that the 2 biopsies for #3 were for Celiac and some type of bacteria but am very nervous about the first biopsy. The results are in but the doctor is not so they said they would call tomorrow. Have any of you had this and it be OK? I'm pretty scared that it could be malignant.
The doctor didn't seem concerned at all and had told my husband he was going to biopsy anything that didn't look "normal" but am still a wreck.

It's probably just scar tissue from having reflux.

I'd worry more about the Celiac. Celiac disease is a royal pain in the butt. Basically it's an allergy to gluten. So if this is something new you're all finding out, there are going to be some major lifestyle changes.

Good luck.  (+ info)

Major stomach pains, help understanding endoscopy results?

My stomach is severely swollen. I have had two upper endoscopys done, a gastric emptying test, a hida scan, and a ultrasound. My problem is that my stomach always feels irritated so much that anything I eat no matter how simple upsets my stomach and I have to eat small meals to get by. I often get indigestion and vomit the food later. My symptoms are indigestion, bloating, belching, feel warm, nausea, always tired and weak feeling, and dizzy sometimes. Its hard for me to work. My last endoscopy says
Duodenitis Location - bulb. Description - severe.
Impression: Deodenities, edematous/inflammed pyloric canal.

I don't know what that all means but if someone can help explain it or also explain my condition I would appreciate it. I have been to many doctors and a GI and they haven't been much help. Thanks and God Bless

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Will these digestive problems ever go away or will they stay?

Ok I had an upper GI endoscopy Monday because of constant nausea and slight abdomen pain.. Here are the results
- evidence of Grade 1 nonerosive esophagitis
-small hiatal hernia
-esophageal furrows were seen
-evidence of nonerosive gastritis
-evidence of duodenitis

I have been prescribed prilosec OTC but i haven't tried it yet and i've been having slight heartburn and a slight burning sensation down my esophagus... But my question is, will the gastritis, duodenitis, and esophagitis go away for good?? I don't know what foods are good to eat or bad because i was still sedated while the nurse was explaining it to me?? But will i have these problems forever or will they go away?? And did prilosec OTC help anyone else

EDIT: oh yea i didn't have any heartburn problems until after the procedure

The prilosec is intended to heal up the inflammation that is present. There should have been a printed handout they gave you after your procedure that lists appropriate foods that you can eat and what you should avoid. Otherwise, you can type in "gastritis" on WebMd search line and read the treatments recommended and dietary suggestions. You need to take the prilosec for at least a month and then have a recheck with you doctor to evaluate your symptoms.  (+ info)

Anyone know much about metocloperamide??

I have been suffering from nausea since having my gallbladder out 9 months ago, have since had a gastroscopy that shows duodenitis (mild) and gastritis (mild) but have had that since before the gallbladder was removed. I have been on lanzaprazole 30mg for about 10 months and cos of the nausea am trying metroclopramide (spelling ??) which seems to be reducing the nausea. Does anyone know how long I can stay on these two drugs? My doc is a little non committal and says I will probably always be on something but on the leaflet it says you can only stay on metroclopramide for 12 weeks max!!
I'm confused and would appreciate some information.

Your condition, often referred to as post operative nausea or vomiting (PONV) is usually treated with metocloperamide. The most common side effects of metroclopramide, which are experienced by about 10% of treated patients involve the central nervous system (CNS) and include restlessness, fatigue, drowsiness and lassitude. Insomnia, headache and dizziness occur less frequently. Delirium, severe dysphoria, obsessive rumination, mania, depression, and suicidal indication have also been reported in high doses. In low doses this drug can be used almost indefinitely. If you begin to react to metoclopramide your doctor may change you to a phenothiazine derivative (phenergan).  (+ info)


PLEASE SOMEONE AWNSER IM SCARED..inflamed duodenum...?
i just got an endoscopy done from stomache issues i was haveing and they diagnoised me with duodenitis (inflamed duodenum/small bowel) and spasms of valve on bottom of stomache. and i also have my period right now it has been 5 days well i got it done wenseday morning and it is now almost monday morning. i also ate alot of food today beacause of easter and some im not to sure are to good for me to eat with my acid reflux but just today i started haveing a full bloated feeling and like pains once in a while..i keep calling my doctor but he does nuttin. he just says take pepto but the problem is i dont have enough stomache acid in my stomache to digest my food so it is sitting and rotten in my stomache i dont know what to do maybe try a diff hospital?..everyone i know said they should of did something bout the food getting stuck in there like that but they didnt.im also very scared of vomiting they have just found out what was wrong with me and there not doing anything about it im miserable i dont go any where i cant go on car rides no more and im only 17 years old it horriable there not doing anything. please help anyone else with problems like this or can tell me whats up?

i sense you'll be fine. it would be impossible to not have enough stomach acid, which is a combination of hydrochloric acid, and pepsin an enzyme. You have hormones still being released from your duodenum that contribute to your gastic juices (stomach acid) manufactered. Get plently of rest, take the pepto, drink lots of water. Your stomach will fix this all up.  (+ info)

Constant nausea of varying degrees throughout each day?

I had my gallbladder removed in August 07 and since then have had continuous nausea on a daily basis ranging from mild to severe. It doesn't affect my appetite and I haven't lost weight but it is getting me down. Have been on Lanzaprazole for ages and have had a gastroscopy which revealed mild gastritis and duodenitis. The nausea doesn't stop my life just gets me down a lot, I am 38 and a bit overweight but otherwise in good health. I have mile IBS which has got a little worse since the gallbladder removal but not too bad. Has anyone else suffered from this nausea after having their gallbladder removed, I can put up with it if I know it will disappear eventually. Many thanks.
After the response from Arro M I would like to add that I have a very good diet, plenty of fresh fruit and veg, I only eat poultry and fish and hardly any processed foods. What I want to know is why I have only felt nauseas after the gallbladder removal and never before. If it was food allergies surely I would have been bad before the op, and as for the IBS, it is mild and mainly affected by hormone changes.

Lanzaprazole has nausea as one of its common side effects. Gastritis, duodenitis, are IBS are commonly caused by food allergies, poor diet. To be cured you need to identify the foods you react negatively to. An elimination diet is the best way to do that. There are common foods that people are allergic to as discussed in the following websites. Double click on the following websites. You need to drink plenty of water, eat lots of fresh organic fruits and vege.s. Avoid sugars, preservatives, food dyes. Eat fresh and wholesome, organic. You need to do a bowel cleanse for IBS sufferers. Go to the health food store and ask for their recommendations to help renovate your digestive system. There are many good product lines that help heal IBS. Taking probiotic supplements and good oils (organic flax seed oil)are necessary as well. It takes a while, but you can get back a healthy digestive tract. I know many, many people with IBS that have, and they all have had gall bladder removal.






http://www.healingwell.com/ibs/  (+ info)

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