Duodenitis

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Duodenum location

Duodenitis is the inflammation that occurs in the duodenum, the beginning of the small intestine. The accompanying duodenitis mainly other health problems such as hepatitis, gastritis and dyspepsia. Some doctors also connect the disease with disease gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Type

The types of duodenitis include acute, chronic, depending on the seriousness in erosive and non-erosive, and by location in vulvar and post-vulvar. Read more.

Symptoms

Inflammation in the lining of the duodenum can result in abdominal pain, bleeding and other gastrointestinal symptoms. The symptoms can vary in severity among individuals. Read more.

Causes

The most common cause of duodenitis is a stomach infection associated with a type of bacteria called Helicobacter pylori (H pylori). Prolonged use of medications such as NSAIDs, alcohol or snuff can also lead to duodenitis. Less often, Crohn’s disease can cause duodenitis. Read more.

Risk Factors

The risk factors include alcohol abuse, Crohn’s disease, H. pylori, stress or serious illness, etc. Read more.

Complications

Inflammation can cause injury to the stomach or duodenum that can lead to bleeding. Read more.

Diagnosis

Your doctor may ask you to provide blood, urine and feces for laboratory testing. Read more.

Treatment

If your duodenitis is caused by H. pylori infection, antibiotic treatment is the mainstay of treatment. Read more.

Prevention

Is generally avoided by measures of lifestyle modification and diet, such as not smoking, avoiding alcohol and spicy foods, etc. Read more.

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