For the erosive gastritis, what have the biopsies there shown? That would be important to know.
Do you take NSAIDs like aspirin or ibuprofen? Do you drink a lot of alcohol? Those can cause erosive gastritis.
Other causes are h. pylori infection (the bacteria that causes stomach ulcers can also cause gastritis), or Crohn's disease (I have Crohn's in my stomach that causes mild gastritis), and something called Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
Those last two (Crohn's and Zollinger-Ellison) could lead to fat malabsorption. The MRCP is a good thing - it should help diagnose Z-E in the unlikely event that that is what you have.
One last question: How far did they go in for the upper endoscopy? Did they enter and view the entire duodenum? If so, was that clear?
I am still waiting for biopsies. I don't take NSAIDs. If needed I take tylenol. I don't drink alcohol. I drink only water and herbal tea. I specifically asked my GI if I have Crohn's in my stomach. He said from what he saw I don't have it. But again it is one person/GI opinion.
beave, how did they determine you have Crohn's in your stomach?
I asked my GI after procedure about
esophagus and duodenum since only antral erosions were listed. GI said both were fine. This was EGD not ERCP. Don't they always include duodenum as the last point with EGD?
I started PPI today. I was on famotidine 20mg X 2 a day for a month prior + very bland diet (rice, potatoes, oat meal, cream of wheat, boiled or grilled chicken, fish, overcooked greens, cooked carrots, bread, gluten free brown rice pasta, water and camomile tea). My diet has been boring since last year. The picture of antrum looks horrific on the picture, completely erosive.