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Gastritis (cont.)

Gastritis Prognosis

Most people recover from gastritis. Depending on the many factors that affect the stomach lining, gastritis symptoms may flare-up from time to time. Overall, gastritis is generally a common, mildly troubling ailment that responds well to simple treatments.

On occasion, rare forms of gastritis can be serious or even life-threatening. Severe, ongoing symptoms or internal bleeding should alert a health care practitioner to search for a more serious underlying cause.

Medically reviewed by Martin E Zipser, MD; American board of Surgery

REFERENCE: MedscapeReference.com. Acute Gastritis.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/7/2014
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