Gastritis is a general term for a group of conditions with one thing in common: inflammation of the lining of the stomach. The inflammation of gastritis is most often the result of infection with the same bacterium that causes most stomach ulcers
An ulcer is an open sore. ... Both the acid and bacteria irritate the lining and cause an ulcer to form. If left untreated, a H. pylori infection can cause gastritis (inflammation of the lining of the stomach). Gastritis can occur suddenly (acute gastritis) or gradually (chronic gastritis).
is a type of bacteria. These germs can enter your body and live in your digestive tract. After many years, they can cause sores, called ulcers, in the lining of your stomach or the upper part of your small intestine. For some people, an infection can lead to stomach cancer.
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Stomach polyps — also called gastric polyps — are masses of cells that form on the lining inside your stomach. These polyps are rare and usually don't cause any signs or symptoms. Stomach polyps are most often discovered when your doctor is examining you for some other reason.
Gastric cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the lining of the stomach. ... Symptoms of gastric cancer include indigestion and stomach discomfort or pain. Tests that examine the stomach and esophagus are used to detect (find) and diagnose gastric cancer.