Patient Comments: Gastritis - Diagnosis

What types of exams or tests led to a diagnosis of gastritis? If you had an endoscopy, please describe the procedure.

Comment from: jinx, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

I had to starve for at least 12 hours prior to the endoscopy. At the Hospital that morning the procedure was explained to me, then I was given a local anesthetic while a small camera shoved down my throat, transmitted video images to a video monitor, for close examination of the intestinal lining by my Gastroenterologist. The doctor also did a biopsy of my stomach lining. I was given prescription for Tecta.

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Comment from: vija73663, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 17

The patient is my spouse, female 56 years. Gastro intestinal endoscopy revealed atrophic gastritis (B.12 level) due to decreased mucosal folds. USG (ultrasonography) of abdomen showed normal with final impression as healed granuloma in right lobe of liver. The patient is suffering from back ache with slab type of stiffness all along left upper back adjacent to the spinal cord while lying on bed during nights. She is using calcium 1000 mg every day and multivitamin for +50 females. She is active and does normal work outs of walking and cycling and Yoga. She has no hyper tension and sugar levels fasting and post lunch are normal. Recently master health checkup revealed all normal parameters with slightly increased TGL (triglycerides) and suggested no medication and only work outs.

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