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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 11/8/2008 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I had my EGD yesterday.  My GI said my esophogus looked fine - for that I am thankful - but I have a bit of gastritis.  He did a biopsy, but I don't have the results yet.   He mainly said to stay on my medications.
Well, I looked up gastritis, and none of the causes fit me. I don't smoke. I don't drink.  I haven't had an NSAID in years.  So would you believe that the GERD is also causing the gastritis?
Anyone else here have gastritis?   I'm a bit upset with the GI to begin with since he told me this when I was still in a fog.  I don't even remember saying much to him.   I'm supposed to go back in 3 months.
I'm thinking about calling his office Monday am to see if I can get a better explanation or even make an appointment just to talk to him about the results.  It really aggrevates me that I pay all this money for a doctor, and he can't take five or more minutes until I'm a bit more clear minded to tell me what he found.
Thanks in advance to all who respond.

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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 11/8/2008 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey there,

Well I am glad your scope is over.  I agree when you have IV sedation on board you really don't care what the Dr. is saying because your bain is fuzzy.  My Gastro call everyone of her patients later in the afternoon to check on them, explain her findings and she also sends you out a written report of the procedure.

Advocate for youself and call the clinic.

Take care.


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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 103
   Posted 11/8/2008 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Jlsuffers,

I dont know if you fit the criteria, but women in their early to mid 40's get the disorder without provocation, a possible correlation  being hormones.

I got digital color photos in my report. Mine also said everything looked good when I was recovering from the anesthesia. Make a phone call and ask for answers. Good luck!


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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 70
   Posted 11/9/2008 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   


Yes, GERD can cause gastritis. I am 10 days post nissen fundoplication. I have severe gastritis and a small amount of Barrets. You don't have to (smoke, drink, or take ibuprophen) to get it. Its like lung cancer, you don't have to smoke or be around second hand smoke to get it. Take care of yourself and take your meds.


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