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Thursday, December 12, 2013
Are stomach nodules common? I recently had endoscopy and was told that they had to do biopsies of several nodules that were found in my stomach. Is there an increased correlation between taking PPI`s for long periods and stomach nodules? Correlation with diet?
Stomach nodules are common in those taking PPIs. Biopsies are usually taken to ensure they are benign but if in a certain pattern, no biopsies are done. Not related to diet.
Annette Kyprianou, MD
Senior Clinical Instructor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University