Gastritis?

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I had a scope done two years ago and it showed mild antral gastritis with lesions. The Dr said the lesions were very small and the gastritis was nothing to worry about. Now two years later i have a swelling under my left rib near the center of my body. I have bad pain when bending or sitting forward. I am waiting to go fir another scope as an ultrasound was clear. Does anyone know if gastritis could cause the swelling?

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    What has your doctor suggested about the swelling under your left rib? Wait for your next scope to see if that gives you answer.

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    Hi Sharon. I have suffered Gastritis and Duodenitis off and on for the last 2 years as well as 6 Stomach Ulcers and a Hiatus hernia since I was 25, and I am now 61. I have never had any sort of swelling that could be felt or visible with it. I have been In constant, varying degrees of abdominal pain, for the last 7 years and I am still having test as they are not sure what's causing it. I had Nissans Fundoplication.op about two years ago to tighten my stomach valve. Like you, I have pain when I bend over, lean backward or forwards, lift heavy shopping bags, do the ironing and many other thing that pull on my stomach. I am having Mammontry test in June to measure the acid in my stomach. They did offer me a Gastrectomy, but the thought of having half of my stomach out was horrible. Thankfully I have another Surgeon now who says he has other ideas. perhaps further test will explain what this is. Good luck.

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      When you had your stomach valve tightened, nerves might have been disturbed and caused neuralgia. I got neuralgia from a simple blood test.

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      That is possible, but I only had the op 2 years ago and I have had the constant pain in stomach for 7 years. The op on my valve only worked 25% and only now my Gastroenterologist have admitted that it failed. I told them that in the beginning. My G.P. also said it could be neuropathic pain. I still have to have more tests. With a protruding lump it could be a Hernia. You definately need more tests. Don't let them fob you off.

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      Hi Sarah.no, they did not show up on an ultrasound or blood test. I only found out when I had the Gastroscope put down my stomach. There was an Ulcer there as well. The pain was really bad and it's not much different now.

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      It can take time for neuropathy to develop. My first neuropathic injury took 6 months to appear and the second one started immediately after the injury.

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