A 29-year-old male asked:
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barium meal today was normal apart from small sliding hiatal hernia/ oesophagitis and mild duodenitis, h pylori was negative also. still scared it is stomach cancer, is this a reasonable fear. 22 yr m?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Very unlikely: Most cases of stomach cancer are not in 22 year olds, are associated with long-term h pylori infection, or associated with rare familial cancer syndromes. Most would show some abnormality of stomach on barium study. Inflammation of esophagus and duodenum are common causes of upper abdominal symptoms. Follow up with your doc, but does not sound like stomach cancer, based on info provided.
Answered on May 25, 2015
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