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1701959 tn?1488551541

Gastritis?

So in July I started with 4 days of a really sore tummy, below my sternum in the middle. Even putting pressure there hurt and my stomach was a bit sour (no throwing up though). It went away and only flaired up a little here and there. This past week it came back and hurt like crazy again... to put pressure there causes discomfort and eating too much seems to make it worse. I've had the blood test for H. Pylori which was negative and am going to my GI doc in 2 days.

Does this sound like Gastritis?  I do take a lot of motrin as tylenol does not help. Just so worried!
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1701959 tn?1488551541
Thank you very much for your response! Doc said to try Prilosec for a couple of weeks and see if that makes it better then we can go from there and have an Endoscopy if the pain is still present. Not sure I want to wait a few weeks and have asked the doc if we can just go right ahead and do the test.

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Hello,
It is possible that you are suffering from gastritis. A complete history and tests endoscopy will confirm the diagnosis. In mild gastritis over-the-counter antacids can help in neutralizing stomach acid and can provide fast pain relief. When antacids don't provide enough relief, medications such as cimetidine, ranitidine, or famotidine that help reduce the amount of acid the stomach produces are often prescribed. It is important to confirm the diagnosis. I hope you find this information useful.
Best luck and regards!
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