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I've had treatment for H Pylori several times over a number of years. I thought it was back because of upper stomach, side shoulder & back pain along with bloating and tendernes. I tested negative so GP arranged an endoscopy which found a small polyp and erosive gastritis. I was prescribed 3 months 40mg omnaprazole and given an appointment for a repeat endoscopy because of family history. I was also given a scan of upper GI and pelvic organs(negative)
I've had the repeat endoscopy today and the polyp has virtually receded & the gastritis almost cleared (biopsies taken).
The problem is, I still have all the symptoms in fact the burning in my stomach is worse.
Here's the interesting bit. I asked the gastrologist if the PPI's could be causing symptoms and she said yes it can happen. She suggested reducing them or asking my GP for a different one. It seems they helped the gastritis but may be causing similar pains
I've had 4 major surgeries ( hip & spine, the latest 2 level ACDF 10 wks ago) and lost my brother to stomach cancer in the last 3 years & now my sister is fighting colorectal cancer. So I'm wondering if stress could be a major factor in this. I'm quite a calm person and don't stress easily but I'm also wondering why they ask you before endoscopy if you've had major surgery.
Sorry for the long post, first time.
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