The Gastroenterology Department of Clinica Medica General is dedicated to the look after your stomach. Our mission if the prevention and treatment of illnesses such as gastritis, ulcers, gastroenteritis.
Gastritis describes a series of conditions that have the inflammation of the tissue surrounding the stomach in common.
The inflammation is frequently a consequence of an infection produced by the same Helicobacter pylori bacteria, which also causes ulcers and cancer. Gastritis can manifest sporadically (acute gastritis) or slowly through a long period of time (chronic gastritis). In some cases, gastritis and ulcers can increase the risk of stomach cancer.
You should visit our doctors and gastroenterologists if you have abdominal pain or indigestion and a sharp or frequent stomach irritation.
If you are vomiting up blood or notice blood in your bowel movement or the look black, you should contact us IMMEDIATELY.
However many times, the stomach pain is related to adjacent organs such as the gallbladder, gallbladder stones, liver, pancreas (pancreatitis), etc. Any pain in the abdomen should be investigated to find the cause and treat it in a timely manner.