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Duodenitis implies inflammation of the first portion of the small intestine. In this area the most common cause of inflammation is damage from stomach acid. The second most common cause is a Helicobacter pylori infection. It is necessary to biopsy the stomach to diagnose this particular bacteria. It can also be diagnosed with a blood test. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen can also cause duodenitis. Other rare causes of duodenitis include acid hypersecretory states such as in patients with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome or systemic mastocytosis. It has also been linked to IBD - mainly Crohn's Disease. If Helicobacter pylori infection is ruled out the treatment for duodenitis is acid suppression with either histamine receptor antagonists (such as ranitidine, cimetidine or famotidine) or proton pump inhibitors (omeperazole or lansoprazole) and avoiding nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. If Helicobacter pylori is not ruled out, then I am not familiar with a H. Pylori treatment, but there are more ppl on this board with this who are more than willing to help :)

Symptoms are similar to Peptic Ulcer Disease or duodenal ulcers.There can be stomach pain, bleeding from the intestine, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and, rarely, intestinal obstruction.

I'm not sure if it can cause right sided upper back pain, but I do know pain can radiate. So maybe it is possible it is actualy stomach pain you are experiencing that is radiating to your back???

I would suggest another trip to the doctor, and go prepared. Bring a list of written questions if you think that may help, and make sure you get answers. I am an advocate of taking your health into your own hands.


Good Luck.

Angela :angel: