Stomach ulcer vs stomach cancer

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Avatar m tn I am very disturbed that the discomfort is not going. I have made 4 trips to the doctor and he is not worried. Do I have stomach cancer ? what should I do now ?
Avatar n tn So I have been having a lot of stomach bloating along with pressure and it gets hard to take deep breaths also my appetite has dropped a lot and I have lost weight and also I find black specks in my stool my blood work was all normal but I'm worried it could be stomach cancer does this sound like it could be
Avatar n tn That's hard to answer. At your age stomach cancer is INCREDIBLY rare. Just try to get it out of your mind.
Avatar f tn Six months is a too long time and you should have got evaluated by now. Stomach diseses, gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, stomach cancer all can lead to nausea and loss of appetite. Do you also have yellowish discoloration of your skin, eyes and urine? That could be due to gall bladder disease or hepatitis. Eat small healthy meals. You need to consult a primary care physician. He will further refer you to a gastroenterologist.
Avatar f tn My boyfriend has SEVERE SEVERE heartburn. He gets heartburn from weird things like chex mix and the candy whoppers. He was diagnosed with an ulcer when he was just 17 years old...he is now 23 and was just diagnosed with H. Pylori...he has abdominal pain...bad indigestion...and such. Is it possible that he has stomach cancer...and that's the reason for the H. Pylori and ulcer?
Avatar f tn It leads to inflammation of the stomach lining and ulcers, and if not treated, has a high risk for stomach cancer. You can get it from your mother as a baby (licked your spoon), from everyone you kissed, or shared drinks, food, etc. Can be killed with a combo of antibiotics and a stomach acid inhibitor.
Avatar m tn I had my thyroid removed 11/08 due to papillary cancer with some metastasis to lymph nodes. Had RAI 1/09, did feel tired and some GI discomfort, all symtoms improved. I started to have nausea/sour stomach issues a few months later and these continue. I initially used the over the counter products Prilosec, Zantac, etc, my doctor tested me for H Pylori, negative. He concluded that I may have an ulcer and prescribed Nexium.
Avatar f tn Pain from a duodenal ulcer may occur several hours after eating (when the stomach is empty) and may improve after eating. Pain also may wake you frequently in the middle of the night. Pain from a gastric ulcer may occur shortly after eating (when food is still in the stomach). Some ulcers do not cause symptoms. These are known as silent ulcers.
Avatar m tn Hey guys, I didn't want to post this in the stomach cancer forum because I doubt it's cancer and I was afraid nobody would see it. So basically from around Christmas time I developed pretty bad diarrhea. Grim, I know. But this went on until around the second week of January. I put it down to drinking, eating crap and not being to the gym over Christmas, new year and my birthday. Anyway, it subsided for about a week and came back.
Avatar m tn I have GI appointment at the end of the month. Is it possible to have a stomach ulcer for 6 months?
Avatar f tn Thank you! My latest fear is that my stomach issues are stomach cancer because when I get online and look up my symptoms it all says cancer but I have done that for years I guess. I am afraid to die, not afraid of being dead just the process. I have dealt with the stomach issue before about four years ago but I didn't have the feeling full issue. I don't know what to think-this may be a situation where a little knowledge is dangerous.
Avatar f tn Possibilities that may need to be considered include gastritis, peptic ulcer, chest wall inflammation etc. With the symptoms the possibility of cancer cannot be ruled out though there is no reason to specifically suspect it. I would suggest getting this evaluated by a primary care physician initially and depending on the cause diagnosed/ suspected, it can be managed accordingly or specialist care may be sought. Meanwhile you could try some OTC antacids and see if these seem to help.
Avatar f tn Why do i have pain in my upper left stomach, nausea after i eat, loss of appetite, and everytime i drink water it makes it worse
526146 tn?1287442248 the pain is central in the stomach and above the belly button. The meds Im on are actually for an ulcer or excess acid and do help when taken - its a horrid pain!
Avatar m tn H Pylori thrives in low stomach acid and lowers stomach acid further. Low levels of stomach acid (stomach acid stimulates the pancreas to release enzymes to help with digestion just to add) can also cause malabsorption and floating stools. There are many possible symptoms from not enough stomach acid. My mother takes betaine HCL with pepsin supplements to increase stomach acid and digestive enzyme supplements to help with digestion. I'll send you a few article with more info.
Avatar f tn Part of me is glad to finally getting this done as I have had stomach problems ever since this anxiety stuff started and I already had an upper GI that came back normal. I don't want anything to eat, have an upset stomach and (not to be gross) my bowel movements are all over the place. I go from diarrhea ,to not being able to go at all, to going all day but no diarrhea, just constantly having to have a BM. Sorry for being right to the point.
Avatar f tn Could I have an ulcer? I have stomach pain around my belly button and above - pain goes through to my back. Pain severe when I waken in the morning until I get up (strange) Pain is worse when I am lying down. When I eat, the pain goes away for a couple of hours, then comes back.
8742761 tn?1399611857 At first I thought this was just heart burn but I haven't slept in 3 days bc my stomach feels like its burning or just pain and its not just my upper stomach its all over. I'm 33weeks tomorrow first time mommy and starting to get worried someone please help tell me if this is normal.
Avatar f tn The reason stomach acid does not destroy your stomach is because your stomach is lined with mucus membranes. Stomach acid is not like the advertisements that show the acid in a container and a TUMS is added to the container and the acid is neutralized. Your stomach has acid pumps that spew acid whenever food or liquid is added in your stomach. I do not know how many acid pumps there are in a human's stomach, but enough to attack whatever is added to your stomach for digestion purposes.
Avatar f tn I guess I just have to live in pain for the rest of my life and hope I don't end up with a perforation or stomach cancer. I've already had breast cancer and melanoma, sure hope I don't have to add a third to the list. I don't understand why no one can give me anything close to an answer as to why none of these medicines work for me. I can't be the first person in the world who didn't respond to typical ulcer treatments.
4384361 tn?1399998230 In the meantime, my six month wait for bariatric surgery is nearly complete and my surgeon recommended a endoscopy to check out my portal vein prior to surgery. I had it done yesterday and she found possible cancer or an ulcer in my stomach. Doing my own research I've pretty much ruled out an ulcer so that leaves me with cancer. The biopsy is due back in a few days so I should know this week. I'm guessing lymphoma since that is related to the immune system.
2045555 tn?1330079620 I have this problem in my stomach.My stomach burns and Pains very much but I don't diarrhea and sometimes I feel powerless , my muscles shaking and over sweating. I go through high temperature rate than my normal temperature. Please Help me could this be the signs of HIV/AIDS in my body ? or its just some kind of pain ?
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.