“Gastritis” means inflammation of the stomach lining.
Some people have gastritis that comes on suddenly and lasts only for a short time. Gastroenterologists call this “acute” gastritis. People have gastritis that lasts for months or years. Gastroenterologists call this “chronic” gastritis.
Different things can cause gastritis, including:
People with gastritis may not have any symptoms. When people do have symptoms, they’re because of other conditions that may happen with gastritis, like ulcers. Symptoms from ulcers include:
Most of the gas that comes out of your anus has no smell. But a number of them contain a substance called sulphur. Sulphur smells bad to the majority.
Call your Gastroenterologist if:
Probably. Your Gastroenterologist will ask about your symptoms and do an exam. He or she may also do:
Treatment depends on what’s causing your gastritis.
Gastroenterologists can use medicines to treat gastritis caused by an H. pylori infection. The majority take 3 or more medicines for two weeks. The treatment includes antibiotics plus medicine that helps the stomach make less acid.
Gastroenterologists can use medicines that reduce or block stomach acid to treat other causes of gastritis. the most sorts of medicines that reduce or block stomach acid are:
Sometimes, those that are treated for an H. pylori infection need follow-up tests to create sure the infection is gone. Follow-up tests include breath tests, lab tests on a sample of bowel movement, or endoscopy.