erythematous mucosa in the antrum
I just had a third upper endoscopy, and a colonoscopy. They found "erythematous mucosa in the antrum" and they're doing a biopsy. Does anyone here know what that means in layman's terms? Any help figuring out what the possibilities are in this situation? It's not that bad, right?
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Regarding the term used in describing the findings on your endoscopy it means that they found redness in one part of the lining of your stomach The redness implies inflammation/irritation of an area and this brings extra blood flow to that area.
Biopsy of an area like this could help diagnose gastritis- an irritation of the stomach that could cause pain and discomfort.