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stomach pains for 3 weeks constantly

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hi i am 35 year old male , i have had stomach pain for the last 3 weeks constantly , no blood in poo and eating fine and passing stools that are super condenced,i am able to go to work fine , and it does subside only to come back , my doctor 3 weeks ago when the pain begain he said i have no lining in my stomach and thats why i am in pain , i am terrified this could be cancer , any help or advice would be a big help
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replied January 31st, 2012
Hello and welcome to e health forum. ‎

From the description, provided and your doctor's interpretation, it appears that your abdominal pain could be due to gastritis. They do not indicate any form of cancer.

Gastritis occurs when the lining of the stomach becomes inflamed or swollen.‎ Gastritis can last for only ‎‎‎a short time (acute gastritis), or linger for months to years (chronic gastritis).‎

Gastritis pain occurs in the left upper portion of the abdomen and in the back. The pain seems to travel ‎‎‎from the belly to the back. Other symptoms of gastritis include - Belching, Nausea and vomiting, ‎‎‎Bloating, Feeling of fullness or burning in the upper part of the belly. ‎

For the time being, you may need to avoid foods that are spicy and with high fat content. Avoid foods ‎like - puddings, breads, bagels and pretzels are usually made with white flour and refined sugar ‎; ‎‎vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, all kinds of beans and legumes, full fat milk, onions and green ‎‎peas should be avoided. ‎Cured meats and high fat meat products such as sausages, salami, ham, ‎bacon, and Red meats like beef and lamb‎ should be reduced in consumption or avoided totally. ‎

Juicy fruits such as pears, oranges, sweet limes, watermelons, cantaloupes etc help a lot to control the ‎‎symptoms. ‎

Treatment of your symptoms can be tried with over the counter antacids like Gelusil, tums, mylanta ‎‎‎and acid reducing medications like omeprazole. ‎

If they do not help, then, stronger medications that protect the stomach's lining or lessen acid ‎‎‎production in the stomach are available by prescription. You may consult your doctor for proper advice ‎‎‎and treatment.‎

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