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gastritis and duodenitis, feeling awful , bloated...

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been not well for over a month have longstanding probs endo in 2009 showed gastritis and duodenitis started feeling awful appetite lessened nauseous and pain in centre of back saw gp she did blood and liver test all perfectly normal been on lansoprazole since 2009 usually 15mg she said up it to 30mg but im just so bloated and easily full she is sending me for endo but its a month away ive lost 7lbs about feel scared to eat a proper meal and am absolutely terrified im 49 im scared of cancer what do you think she dosent think anything sinister i do not drink alcohol or smoke but have hiatus hernia thank you


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replied November 30th, 2012
Digestive and Bowel Disorders Answer A40699
Hello,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. The common causes of the pain and discomfort in the upper part of abdomen are due to acute gastritis which is usually due to increased production of acid & could be precipitated by excessive consumption of tea, coffee or alcohol. It could be a peptic ulcer pain also if it’s relieved by consuming milk etc. The pain of acute pancreatitis also usually presents in the same area and is confirmed by doing a CT scan or blood tests like serum amylase & lipase. From your symptoms, the possibility of cancer seems less likely. I’ll suggest consulting a physician/surgeon and getting yourself examined as it’s extremely difficult to make an online diagnosis without a physical examination. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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