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I had a Gastroscopy a couple of weeks ago and got my results on wednesday.

Apparently I have Gastritis in the lining of the stomach and mild oesphagitis.

I asked my Gastroenterologist whether this was Scleroderma related, and she said no. Is this true?. All of my biopsies and blood work was normal.

She has prescribed me Flagyl to take in case I have a low grade infection somewhere, as it is nearly two weeks that I have had Kidney pain.


No one seems to know why I have kidney pain, I have had every blood test and urine test but it has come back normal, so I just put up with the pain.


Many thanks


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Hi, CED,

I think it's scleroderma related. There are just too many others in the forums with gastro problems for it to be just coincidence.

In addition to the gastro doctor, are you also seeing a sclero specialist who coordinates all the tests and so forth?


Mary in Texas

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Here is a link to the Causes of Gastritis on the Mayo Clinic site. Apparently it can be caused by a variety of conditions. The last bullet "other diseases and conditions' says


Gastritis may be associated with other medical conditions, including HIV/AIDS, Crohn's disease, parasitic infections, some connective tissue disorders, and liver or kidney failure.


It does seen that bacterial infection seems to be the most prevalent cause. That's probably why she prescribed the Flagyl. I hope it helps.


Big Hugs,

Janey Willis

ISN Support Specialist

(Retired) ISN Assistant Webmaster

(Retired) ISN News Director

(Retired) ISN Technical Writer for Training Manuals

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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yes, it is sclero related. I have to take Flagyl every year for 3-4 weeks.

Kind regards,





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