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Abdominal pain and chest pain

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I have been experiencing abdominal pain, unable to keep ANY food down at all, chest pain, and lower back pain. After i attempt to eat something my stomach bloats out real bad This has been going on for 6 weeks now and I have lost almost 35 pounds. My primary doctor referred me to a gastro doctor who did an upper gi scope. The scope showed that the opening of my esophagus is staying open and there were several large lumps on the lining of my stomach. He did five biopsies that came back with nothing. They also tested me for celiac disease but those too were negative. I know that stomach cancer at my age(19) is very unusual but my grandfather died from stomach cancer. My gastro doctor seems to think there's no need for further testing but I disagree. Is it possible to have stomach cancer or is there anything else it could be?? Please help.


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replied August 13th, 2011
Stomach Cancer Answer A25987
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

There is no chance that you can have gastric cancer at this age.

The results of the tests indicate that you have GERD (Gastro Esophageal Reflux disease) due to a relaxed Lower esophageal sphincter with ‎regurgitation of the contents of the stomach.‎

You can try the tips suggested below to control the symptoms.

‎1. Change and develop good dietary habits including, eating several small meals daily.‎

‎2. Diet should include fresh fruits, fiber rich foods. ‎
‎ Avoid spicy foods, fats and fried foods. ‎
‎ Also avoid coffee, tea, alcohol, colas, and smoking. ‎
‎ Avoid processed foods (Junk foods from refined carbohydrates), ‎
‎ Eat freshly cooked food from whole grains.‎

‎3. Adopt proper posture.‎

‎4. Don't eat for at least three hours before you go to bed. If you have symptoms at night, try raising the head of your ‎bed six to ten inches.‎

‎5. Maintaining adequate hydration. ‎

‎6. Adopting a sitting upright posture for 1 hr post meals will help in relieving the symptoms.‎

‎7. Avoid foods to which you are intolerant. ‎

‎8. In addition, using activated charcoal (For stomach gas), OTC antacids (tums, mylanta, maalox) and Omeprazole ‎‎(acid reducer) will also help the symptoms. ‎


I hope you find this helpful in making your health care decisions.‎



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