How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Nitika Your Own Question

Dr. Nitika
Dr. Nitika, Doctor
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 1802
Experience:  General Physician experience in Medicine, Integrative, CAM
2598649
Type Your Health Question Here...
Dr. Nitika is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Hi I had an endoscopy yesterday and the specialist handed me

Resolved Question:

Hi I had an endoscopy yesterday and the specialist handed me a report afterwards which is concerning me. He has sent for biopsies and I wont know results till Friday. On the report -
Chronic atrophic gastritis numerous nodule 6 - 8mm slightly eroded apices
Appearance suggestive of autoimmune gastritis possible carcinoid nodules.
DDx nodular erosive. What does this mean and what is Chronic ..... and what is autoimmune gastritis - I think I know what carcinoid means.

Thank you - I look forward to your reply -
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Nitika replied 1 year ago.

Hi,

 

A chronic condition is a human health condition or disease that is persistent or
otherwise long-lasting in its effects.

 

Autoimmune gastritis occurs when your body attacks the cells that make up your stomach lining.

Gastritis means inflammation of the stomach mucosa.

 

Autoimmune gastritis is more common in people with other autoimmune disorders.

 

The doctor has sent the tissue for biopsy and want to rule out any associated carcinoid tumours.

 

Differential diagnosis include Nodular erosive gastritis.

 

Erosive gastritis is gastric mucosal erosion caused by damage to mucosal
defenses.

Also there may be appearance is that of a series of 3 to 11-mm nodules.

The condition may be caused by H.Pylori infection.

 

Dr. Nitika, Doctor
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 1802
Experience: General Physician experience in Medicine, Integrative, CAM
Dr. Nitika and 4 other Health Specialists are ready to help you
Expert:  Dr. R. Bora replied 1 year ago.
Hello, I am Dr. Bora.

I was following your question and see that the above expert did not mention many important aspects of autoimmune gastritis.


Chronic atrophic gastritis numerous nodule 6 - 8mm slightly eroded apices
Appearance suggestive of autoimmune gastritis
: this means that there are approx. 6 to 8 mm size multiple swellings like nodules inside your stomach which are suspected to be due to autoimmune gastritis (but not confirmed). Now autoimmune gastritis or AG is associated commonly with long term gastritis (also known as chronic gastritis). The cause is commonly an infection with H. pylori and the good news is that, this infection is treatable with antibiotics. But this may not cure you completely because you are having it for a long time (chronic). Something that would do good to your medical issue is vitamin B12 supplements which is usually deficient in chronic atrophic gastritis.

So, the botXXXXX XXXXXne is that your doctor suspects chronic atrophic gastritis and if they further find that it is due to H. pylori infection, you have a hope of getting the condition treated with appropriate antibiotics.
But if there is no infection found, it can be autoimmune (body cells act against its own cells) and you should receiving B12 supplements and intrinsic factor.

If you have any further question, I would be happy to help you.

For new or follow up questions, please request me as Dr. Bora in the opening statement of the question.

I hope my answer has helped you.


Please remember to rate my service positive once you have all the information you need. If you have any other questions, please ask me – I’ll be happy to respond. Thank you! Bonuses would be appreciated.

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
< Last | Next >
  • I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much Corrie Moll Pretoria, South Africa
  • I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well! Claudia Albuquerque, NM
  • Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion. Kevin Beaverton, OR
  • Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
    I feel better already! Thank you.
    Elanor Tracy, CA
  • Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem. Julie Lockesburg, AR
  • You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions. John and Stefanie Tucson, AZ
  • I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!! Janet V Phoenix, AZ
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4043
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/NU/nursescare4u/2013-3-31_03429_JApic.64x64.jpg Nurse Milli, RN's Avatar

    Nurse Milli, RN

    Nurse (RN)

    Satisfied Customers:

    4043
    20 years experience in many areas of Nursing. Both Hospital and Private Practice experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    102
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    5622
    Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/drphophalia/2007-08-23_095626_dr._arun_phophalia.jpg Dr. Arun Phophalia's Avatar

    Dr. Arun Phophalia

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    17025
    MBBS, MS (General Surgery), Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VA/VANP/2012-6-6_235535_Skye2.64x64.jpg A. Schuyler, NP's Avatar

    A. Schuyler, NP

    Nurse Practitioner

    Satisfied Customers:

    12170
    Board Certified NP, MS, RN. Private practice & hospitalist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    10029
    Over 20 yrs of Family Practice
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/neurosurg/2009-10-06_120923_profile.jpg Dr. Mark's Avatar

    Dr. Mark

    Doctor (MD)

    Satisfied Customers:

    6234
    U.S. Physician/Surgeon in Neurosurgery
 
 
 
Chat Now With A Health Professional
Dr. Nitika
Dr. Nitika
General Physician
1673 Satisfied Customers
General Physician experience in Medicine, Integrative, CAM