gastritis

Chronic active gastritis

What is chronic active gastritis? Chronic active gastritis means inflammation of the lining on the inside of the stomach. The inflammation damages the cells in the epithelium, the thin layer of tissue on the inside of the stomach which prevents the stomach from functioning normally. The term “chronic” means that the inflammation has been present …
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Helicobacter gastritis

What is Helicobacter gastritis? Helicobacter gastritis is an infection in the stomach by the bacteria Helicobacter pylori. It is the most common cause of gastritis in many parts of the world. What are the symptoms of Helicobacter gastritis? Common symptoms of Helicobacter pylori infection include nausea, vomiting, bloating, and abdominal pain. The pain may be …
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Erosive gastritis

What is erosive gastritis? Erosive gastritis is a type of injury inside the stomach. It results in a loss of specialized epithelial cells that normally form a barrier on the inside surface of the stomach. What are the symptoms of erosive gastritis? Symptoms of erosive gastritis include abdominal pain, bloating, decreased appetite, and black stools. …
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H. pylori

What does H. pylori mean in a pathology report? H. pylori stands for Helicobacter pylori and it is a type of bacteria that infects the stomach. It is a common bacteria that may be found throughout the world. Most people who are infected with Helicobacter will not experience any symptoms. However, in some people, the …
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Helicobacter pylori

What is Helicobacter pylori? Helicobacter pylori is a type of bacteria that infects the stomach. It is a common bacteria that may be found throughout the world. Some pathology reports will refer to Helicobacter as HP or H. pylori. Most people who are infected with Helicobacter will not experience any symptoms. However, in some people, …
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Chronic inactive gastritis

What is chronic inactive gastritis? Chronic inactive gastritis means inflammation of the lining on the inside of the stomach. The inflammation damages the cells in the epithelium, the thin layer of tissue on the inside of the stomach which prevents the stomach from functioning normally. What are the symptoms of chronic inactive gastritis? The most …
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Reactive gastropathy

What is reactive gastropathy? Reactive gastropathy is a condition that develops when substances such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), alcohol, or bile damage the cells that cover the inside of the stomach. Another name for this condition is chemical gastropathy. What causes reactive gastropathy? The inside of the stomach is covered by specialized foveolar cells …
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Chronic gastritis

What does chronic gastritis mean? Chronic gastritis means inflammation of the lining on the inside of the stomach. The inflammation prevents the stomach from functioning normally by damaging the specialized foveolar cells that cover the inside surface of the stomach. What are the symptoms of chronic gastritis? The most common symptoms of chronic gastritis are …
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