Patient Comments: Gastritis - Diagnosis


What types of exams or tests led to a diagnosis of gastritis? If you had an endoscopy, please describe the procedure. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Sandy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 07

My gastritis was found during an endoscopy. I’d been having what the doctors thought might be a flare up of esophagitis or possibly a stricture from years of GERD. I had swallowing problems. By the time I had the endoscopy my esophagus was no longer inflamed probably because I had been put on twice a day proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). Gastritis was discovered and Helicobacter pylori upon biopsy. The procedure itself was straightforward. The doctor did do a balloon dilation of my esophagus because of the swallowing problems.

Comment from: Imy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 19

I had an endoscopy. After the procedure was done I developed severe symptoms of gastritis. Now I am on Protonix and special diet supposedly for a month. I take other medicines that I am sure contributed to my problem.

Comment from: Jae, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 12

I have had both an upper and lower endoscopy without anesthesia because I'm a recovered IV drug user. Upper was really bad because of the gagging but the colonoscopy wasn't bad at all. Plus I have a great gastrointestinal doctor too who diagnosed my gastritis. My advice is educate yourself anyway you can on your condition and always ask even if it sounds silly.

Comment from: jinx, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

I had to starve for at least 12 hours prior to the endoscopy. At the Hospital that morning the procedure was explained to me, then I was given a local anesthetic while a small camera shoved down my throat, transmitted video images to a video monitor, for close examination of the intestinal lining by my Gastroenterologist. The doctor also did a biopsy of my stomach lining. I was given prescription for Tecta.

Comment from: vija73663, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 17

The patient is my spouse, female 56 years. Gastro intestinal endoscopy revealed atrophic gastritis (B.12 level) due to decreased mucosal folds. USG (ultrasonography) of abdomen showed normal with final impression as healed granuloma in right lobe of liver. The patient is suffering from back ache with slab type of stiffness all along left upper back adjacent to the spinal cord while lying on bed during nights. She is using calcium 1000 mg every day and multivitamin for +50 females. She is active and does normal work outs of walking and cycling and Yoga. She has no hyper tension and sugar levels fasting and post lunch are normal. Recently master health checkup revealed all normal parameters with slightly increased TGL (triglycerides) and suggested no medication and only work outs.

Comment from: Jon, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: March 08

My gastritis is from chronic alcohol binging and not eating for 3 plus days.


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