The Gastroenterology Department of Clinica Medica General is dedicated to your entire G.I. system. Our mission is the prevention and treatment of illnesses such as gastritis, ulcers and gastroenteritis.
Gastritis describes a series of conditions that have the inflammation of the tissue surrounding the stomach. The inflammation is frequently a consequence of an infection produced by Helicobacter pylori bacteria (H.Pylori), 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 CMG's gastroenterologists if you have abdominal pain, indigestion, sharp or frequent stomach irritation. If you are vomiting blood or notice blood in your bowel movement or your bowel movement looks black, you should contact us IMMEDIATELY.
There are many times the stomach pain is related to adjacent organs such as the gallbladder, gallbladder stones, liver, or pancreas (pancreatitis). Any pain in the abdomen should be investigated to find the cause and treat it in a timely manner.