Stomach cancer anemia

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Avatar f tn I also probably should have mentioned that we have a family history of stomach cancer and stomach ulcers, which is also what got me to thinking this. My diet, when I do manage to get it down, is good - no worries there. I do not smoke, and drink alcohol occasionally. My specialist told me about an endoscopy but he said he didn't think I needed one, so instead, told me to wait. Do you really think it's worthwhile going back?
Avatar n tn They did tell us that the polyps are not the kind that cause cancer. However he has a family history of cancer, mom dad and brother have all died from cancer. There are so many of the polyps that cover the entire stomach, the surgeon and gastroenterologist both feel it would be to dangerous for his to have the total stomach removed. He is having a hard time eating because not matter how little or how much he feels nausea and full, he is tired all the time and is anemic off and on.
Avatar f tn Or if there has been permanent damage done? Since there is a higher risk for stomach or gastric cancer should I be screened annually for it? Just a few of my many questions. Any feedback is much appreciated!
Avatar n tn Megaloblastic anemia: Vitamin B-12 or folate or both are deficient Pernicious anemia: Poor vitamin B-12 absorption caused by conditions such as Crohn's disease, an intestinal parasite infection, surgical removal of part of the stomach or intestine, or infection with HIV Dietary deficiency: Eating little or no meat may cause a lack vitamin B-12, while overcooking or eating too few vegetables may cause a folate dificiency Other causes of vitamin deficiency: pregnancy, certain medications,
Avatar m tn No one in my family has had colon cancer. Three months ago I was diagnosed with mono, which really brought down my whole immune system. I then had walking pneumonia. I had sinus infections in between too, which caused me to take many antibiotics. I have a severely sensitive stomach and the antibiotics ruined my stomach. Ever since than, I have been very nauseous, no energy at all, loss of appetite, and some pain in my left lower abdomen.
Avatar n tn If stem cells are too few, defective, or replaced by other cells such as metastatic cancer cells, anemia may result. Anemia resulting from bone marrow or stem cell problems include: Aplastic anemia occurs when there's a marked reduction in the number of stem cells or absence of these cells. Aplastic anemia can be inherited, can occur without apparent cause, or can occur when the bone marrow is injured by medications, radiation, chemotherapy, or infection.
1067022 tn?1257773762 excessive blood loss anemia, excessive red blood cell destruction, and deficient red blood cell production. It is important that the cause is known. Treatment with iron supplementation and diet modification is usually recommended. And it is important that you return for follow-up with your doctor to see if there was improvement. It also helps to note of the possible side effects of iron supplementation like diarrhea, constipation, stomach upset, and heartburn.
Avatar m tn m concerned I might have some form of stomach cancer but a 2008 endoscopy was negative only gastritis in the lower part of stomach. All may symptoms developed after using antibiotics for 6 month period for tonsillitis. My concern is the trouble breathing.
5752933 tn?1383533437 I'm also anemic and my doctor told me to take my iron pill before I eat so I would suggest trying that
Avatar n tn presence of a polyp larger than 2 centimeters in the stomach, presence of pernicious anemia, or presence of inflammation and swelling of the stomach for a long time (chronic atrophic gastritis) must be present. If it persists, it is best that you have this checked by your doctor for proper evaluation. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn I'm anemic as well. I have to take iron pills everyday.they smell weird but I guess its all for the best. Also they kinda mess with your stomach so be prepared for that. Although every pregnancy is different so maybe it won't affect you!
Avatar f tn If tiredness and nausea would be from anemia, then anemia would be clearly seen on blood testing. And, if anemia would be from gastrointestinal bleeding, than blood would be found in the stool with stool blood test (not necessary that blood would be seen with a naked eye). Tiredness and nausea and weight loss could be from cancer, but **colorectal cancer is extremely rare under age of 40. **Small intestinal lymphoma is also rare for your age.
8622136 tn?1399000554 Iron pills help. I was told to take them on an empty stomach. My doc has me taking them 2 times a day. I'm not vegetarian but my iron is always really low.
Avatar m tn 11, 2009) — Medications frequently given to cancer patients to reduce their risk of anemia are associated with an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, according to new research led by Dawn Hershman, M.D, M.S., co-director of the breast cancer program at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. The findings will be published online on Nov.
2059648 tn?1439766665 The safety and efficacy of OMONTYS have not been established for use in patients with anemia due to cancer chemotherapy. OMONTYS is not indicated in patients with cancer receiving chemotherapy. http://www.omontys.
Avatar m tn Risk factors for gastric cancer are family history of gastric cancer, H pylori infection of the stomach, presence of a polyp larger than 2 centimeters in the stomach, inflammation and swelling of the stomach for a long time, pernicious anemia or smoking. To rule out malignancy, it is best that you have this checked by your doctor for proper evaluation. Additional diagnostic tests such as EGD with biopsy and blood tests may need to be done. A referral to an ENT specialist may also help.
Avatar f tn I've always had anemia all my life, but now that Im pregnant its worse. They'll have you take two iron pills so no worries :) later they'll test you again for anemia.
Avatar f tn Hi I have a question am 25 weeks pregnant with twins a few days ago I was diagnoses with anemia, has anyone else has had this problem during pregnancy ?
Avatar f tn Procrit is indicated for treating chemotherapy-induced anemia, and not for anemia in cancer patients which is due to other things like iron or folate deficiency, or chronic blood loss from tumor bleed or gastrointestinal bleeding. In these cases, he can increase his red cell levels further by proper nutrition, and iron supplements, instead of resorting to the use of Procrit.
Avatar n tn My husband was diagnosed with Anemia yesterday. Could this mean that his prostate cancer has returned? He had his prostate removed three years ago.
Avatar f tn Even with a family history of colon cancer, it is early to have a cancer at 44. Polyps also rarely bleed. Blood from hemorrhoids wouldn't mix with the stool to give brick red appearance, so it's more likely this is from diverticula. Those black pieces could also be blood - from the stomach. Such blood is tarry, sticky, so you can check this by yurself, or take it to the laboratory.
661090 tn?1271387661 I am also anemic but I have had problems with anemia before I got pregnant.