Why did my doctor tell me this?

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   Posted 4/30/2009 8:14 PM (GMT -6)   
"Gastritis does not cause any symptoms".
I have been having bloating, constipation, getting full easy, loss appetite, and fatigue and he is just about 100% certain based on what I have been telling him, that stress is causing these symtoms.
Everywhere I read on the internet, my symptoms point to gastrits.
He says I can have an endoscopy, but is certain it won't show anything.

Post Edited (kevinla) : 4/30/2009 8:17:19 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 5/1/2009 6:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Kevinla -
That's new to me. I thought all that was symptoms of gastritis also. Hmmm, I am thinking the EGD would probably show a lot. But I don't get paid to make those decisions. Good luck.


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   Posted 5/1/2009 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kevinla,
As someone who often gets gastritis, I can assure you it DOES have symptoms. I generally get a burning sensation in my stomach, it shuts down and I can hardly eat anything. I feel like I have a lump in the area of my breastbone, and my stomach and esophagus burns. Also, whenever I have gastritis, one of the symptoms is diarrhea, but I'm sure that varies from person to person. I usually get gastritis as a result of taking a medication--antibiotics, and/or Aleve-type pain relievers.
Good luck getting to the bottom of your problem!
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