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Update with Gastroscopy!

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#1 summer


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Posted 29 April 2008 - 11:13 PM

I Finally had my Gastroscopy a couple of days ago, apparently my doctor found Gastritis on the lining of my stomach, she took a few biopsies to test for different things. I don't get the results for another week, so I shall have to be patient.

I asked whether my oesophagus was affected at all and also whether she could tell whether I was aspirating into my lungs. She said that my oesophagus looked ok, so she didn't think that I was aspirating anything into my lungs.

So, now I am thinking, why do I still feel pain in my lungs when I breathe, it can vary from being very mild to severe, and it mainly happens in the evening.

I also asked whether Gastritis was Scleroderma related, She said that she wasn't sure, apparently healthy individuals can also get Gastritis.

Does anyone on this forum have this, and what is the treatment, and did you have to change your diet drastically?

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 11:43 PM

Good morning Ced. I have bouts of gastritis. Usually gastritis heals itself with proper protection from Acid reflux medications. Making the acid in your stomach neutral keeps the lining of the stomach from being inflamed and the gastritis heals. Of course trying to stay away from acidic foods is the key. It is the having spaghetti one week and pizza the next and other spicy foods repeatedly that keeps your tummy from healing properly. The gastritis looks like clear blisters in my stomach pictures. I sure hope they find a medication that can ease your problem.
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