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Does tenderness in the stomach mean I could have gastritis

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Does tenderness in the stomach mean I could have gastritis?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Parenting
Expert:  Dr. Gupta replied 6 years ago.
Hi,
Self Diagnosis can be a dangerous thing! Your hiatal hernia and reflux can cause upper abdomen tenderness. Certainly gastritis is another possible differential diagnosis that comes to mind, however I would recommend a medical evaluation for confirming the same.
Nexium/ Prilosec OTC may be useful choices in this situation, and certainly can be considered, however it would be appropriate to get the diagnosis confirmed once before taking this treatment on a regular basis.
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