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melissa_isa
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posted 05-08-2002 10:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for melissa_isa     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My doctor's nurse just imformed me that I have duodenitis. Does anyone know anything about this? My dr. is suppose to call me about this if he has any problems with it. Is there any type of diet to eat with this and how can I get rid of this. He put me on prevacid last week to help the chronic heartburn. I really haven't noticed a difference. Instead of chronic heartburn it is a constant pressure in my chest and middle back. Any info would be appreciated.

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posted 05-12-2002 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Toccoah     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Duodenitis is an inflammation of the small intestine. Duodenitis usually is accompanied by esophagitis and gastritis (Inflammation of the stomach linning) It is usually caused by the bacteria that causes all of the above. H-Pylori. If HP is not present than the cause is usually TOO much acid which is why you have heartburn. During your endoscopy, which I'm sure you've had since the doc found duodenitis, did he say anything about your stomach and di he take a biopsy to make sure that H-Pylori wasn't present? That is very important! Acid blockers are used to treat the exssesive acid and to help heal the duodenitis. HOWEVER, diet is EXTREMELY important! No alcohol, smoking, soda, coffee, spicy foods, etc, etc. I have this as well. I was told when I had my endoscopy that confirmed H-Pylori (which I was treated for) and was told I also had gastritis. I take protonix. So far, so good. It takes TIME and an EXTREMELY bland diet. Trust me. By the way, what are your symptoms? Hope this helps.
-Jennifer

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melissa_isa
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posted 05-13-2002 10:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for melissa_isa     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My symptoms started out as chronic heartburn radiating to my back. Then it turned into a constant pressure in my chest radiating to my back. My dr. wants me to stay on prevacid for a month and we'll see if anything happens when he takes me off then. Now I just have to watch what I eat. That article told me what to eat.
Oh by the way, I never had an endoscopy, I had an upper GI with barium(yuck) They found it that way.

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tmm35
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posted 07-18-2002 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tmm35     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
iwas diagnosed with duodenitis 2 weeks ago taking prilosec which makes me extremely sick and i have thrown up stuff that looks like coffee grounds and i do have real bad symptoms have any of you ever thrown up coffee ground looking stuff.

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Katie G
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posted 07-18-2002 03:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Katie G     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Your symptoms of pain in midchest radiating to the back sound suspiciously like GERD, and your doc should follow up with endoscopy to be sure. Your whole digestive tract appears to be inflamed according to your symptoms. The prevacid may help, but it doesn't work for everybody. I have GERD, and was on Prilosec for a few years, until I had surgery to correct the reflux. Until surgery, I had frequent chest/back pain due to reflux. Go back to your doc if your symptoms don't improve soon. How did the doc diagnose duodenitus with only an upper GI? It seems like an endoscopy would have been more accurate, and biopsies could have been done to check for H. pylori.

Good luck,
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melissa_isa
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posted 07-18-2002 10:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for melissa_isa     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I tried the prevacid but had to go off because it was messing with my hormone medicine. I am going to have a scope tomorrow and they should find something IF something is there. I will post sometime this weekend about my experience with that.

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melissa_isa
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posted 07-20-2002 08:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for melissa_isa     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well I had my scope done. My esophogus had shrunk so the doc had to dilate it. He said this could be due to scar tissue but if the heartburn comes back in a few days then it was due to a weaken muscle. He put me on protonix. He also took a biopsy. They told me that I did not have cancer. Praise God for that!! So now I wait. I have a terrible sore throat from the scope, is that common?

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posted 07-20-2002 08:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for melissa_isa     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
p.s. The duodenitis is gone.

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Katie G
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posted 07-22-2002 01:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Katie G     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi, yes, thank goodness no cancer. However, esophageal and stomach pain can be related to GERD, which should never be left untreated. Glad you had the scope done.

Yes, the endoscopy can cause a sore throat for a few days - I've had at least 6 done, and every time my throat was sore. Just one of the irritating side effects.

Good luck to you - hope you find the right med to help.

Katie G

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