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I Heard That Burping Is An Early Sign Of Stomach Cancer Is This True
Burping is a sign of life!
gas buildup from ingestion of air, from certain food and stomach digestants, and over ingestion can all stimulate burping.
In some cultures it is highly encouraged to signal to the host a fine meal!
esophageal or gastric cancer patients, particularly if they have gastroesophageal reflux (gerd) may belch a lot but that is not specific to cancer. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
I've had burping (40 - 50 times a day) for about 6 months now. I'm concerned that it is an early sign of stomach cancer.
44 yo F, 5 wks with loss of/light appetite, early satiety, bloating, belching, intermit upper L pain, maternal aunt died of stomach cancer in her 40s?
Age 27 - loss of appetite for 2 weeks, belching, bloating, early satiety, loose stool - probability of stomach cancer? No pain or vomiting.
Stomach cancer? When I first started smoking weed I swallowed the smoke into my stomach a lot for the first 3-4 months I've been burping a ton
Not stomach cancer: Mention the burping to your physician when you get your next annual physical ...Read more
14 year old girl burp a lot and I heard burping is a symptom of stomach cancer. So does she have stomach cancer? Upper abdomen is bloated.
17 year old boy having burning in stomach along with heavy gas and burping/belching. Could it be due to stomach cancer?
Upper left stomach and rib pain. Loose stools. Burping. Wind. Headaches. Slight food reflux for 2wks. Weight fine. Appetite fine. Could it be stomach cancer?
I'm 25 Constant Heartburn with a burping For a week. Could it be ulcer or stomach cancer? Lil relief when I take Pepcid (famotidine).And poop breaks apart in water
Have had burping/reflux excessively for several months, Nexium (esomeprazole) reduced acid, not burping. Burning stomach pain between meals, negative h pylori, 22 year old male. Terrified its stomach cancer?
Unlikely cancer: Your symptoms sound like gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), or heartburn. If Nexium (esomeprazole) works partially, you may try increasing the dose (doubling), and changing your diet a bit, to reduce spicy foods that cause acid conditions, such as alcohol, tomato products, caffeine, chocolate. Avoid eating 3 hours before bedtime. If the symptoms still persist, see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Excessive hiccup/burps that regurgitate food/acid + acid reflux for several weeks. Scared it's stomach cancer. 21 year old male, not the best diet.
I've had acid reflux, belching, stomach pains, sore throat, thick mucus for 4 months. If it is stomach cancer would I already have late stage symptoms?
Here are some...: The odd is in your favor since you're young and the symptoms are just 4 months. Yet, it's hard to deduce right answer without further information of detailed history. How to get the related things sort out correctly? Follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you surely gain much insight to work closely with doc so to reach right Dx for right Rx. ...Read more
Vague Symptoms, Yes: Stomach cancer may cause pain, bloating, nausea, heartburn, indigestion, or anemia, usually in people over age 60. This is similar to the symptoms of a stomach ulcer. If these symptoms do not get better with medication, a gastroenterologist will look into the stomach with a flexible camera and take a biopsy if needed. ...Read more
Sometimes none: Unfortunately, early on there may be no symptoms; most symptoms of gastric cancer are signs of advanced disease. These symptoms can include indigestion, nausea or vomiting, difficulty swallowing, feeling full after eating only a little, loss of appetite, black tarry stools, bloody vomit, and weight loss. ...Read more
What are survival odds for early stage stomach cancer? It’s stage 1, so is it likely it can be cured? Will I have to worry about it coming back?
Quite different: The symptoms for colon and stomach cancer are quite different, as is the prognosis and treatment. For colon cancer, symptoms do not usually appear until quite late, include blood loss anemia, blood in stool, vague abdominal pain and difficulty with bowel. Stomach cancer may present with weight loss, abdominal pain, and anemia. Prognosis is much worse with stomach cancer. ...Read more
Gastroscopy: Usually stomach cancer is associated with symptoms. Either bleeding from the ulcerating lesion associated with the early form of tumor, some evidence of obstruction when the lesion, now rare is in the prepyloric area or swallowing problems when related to the upper stomach, cardio-esophageal region. In any of the cases when a question of some pathology arises, a gastroscopy/biopsy is indicated. ...Read more
I'm 22 why does wellbutrin (bupropion) make me feel full early when I use to eat like crazy do I have a stomach cancer? What are odds?
What are rare causes of poor appetite in. A 22 year old? Colon. Or stomach cancer a realistic sign. Help me understand uncommon causes of poor appetite
Stomach cancer: That depends on a lot of different things. Type of cancer, location, stage, etc. In general, stage 1 stomach cancer is treated by subtotal or total gastrectomy with lymphadenectomy. Having a sleeve gastrectomy is likely not an ideal option for you (unless it is a gist tumor on the greater curve of the stomach). You need to discuss with a surgical oncologist (not a bariatric surgeon) first. ...Read more
How many years does it take for stomach cancer to develop? I have read it takes many years. True or false?
Several years: Most stomach lesions do not start de novo as cancer but rather an inflammatory process, first in the form of a superficial ulcer and then slowly over time converting to cancer. If one finds a somach ulcer especially along the greater curvature, a random biopsy may show inflammation but a complete excision may reveal malignant transformation. For the whole lesion to be malignant may take years ...Read more
I have been told that h pylori doesn't cause heartburn. Is this true? Worried I have stomach cancer.
I'm 22 and im on wellbutrin (bupropion) but lately I can't eat much i.Get full. Fast im worried that means stomach cancer I have no. Blood or dark stool should I be concerned of stomach cancer from getting full early?
My mother died of stomach cancer at age 34. Is there a genetic test I can take to see if I will get it and likelihood of early death etc?
No routine test: It is possible but it is rare to have hereditary Stomach cancer. So it is unlikely that you have much risk for it. If you want to pursue it further, you should see a Gastroenterologist who can counsel you and may even find a genetic counselor to guide you further. An upper Endoscopy (EGD) can be done easily to look inside your stomach and also do a biopsy for H.Pylori infection which can cause Canc ...Read more
At age 18 its more likely than not what you are EATING during the day and particularly LATE AT NIGHT!
A word to the wise...
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Many risk factors: It is more common in men and those over 50 years old. A prior history of h. Pylori infection and non-white ancestry is also a risk. Diets rich in smoked meats & foods are risky (e.g. As in east asia). A family history of cancer or a prior history of stomach surgery and smoking is also risk inducing. Certain inherited syndromes also increase the risk (lynch syndrome, brca mutations). ...Read more
Only your M D: Can answer, depends on the stage of disease. Very early stages prognosis is good. Speak to your doctor Good Luck ...Read more
Weight loss and persistent abdominal pain are the most common symptoms at initial diagnosis. The abdominal pain tends to be mid upper abdomen (epigastric), vague and mild early in the disease but more severe and constant as the disease progresses.
Nausea, anemia from occult bleeding, also frequently happen. ...Read more
Very low- unless..: The incidence of stomach cancer at age of 22 is very rare. You should not worry about this. If multiple family members had stomach cancer, especially at younger age (less than 40) -then that would be a different scenario. Your risk to get other problems like depression, getting involved in motor vehicle accident, infection is way way higher. Please go and talk to your primary doctor in detail. ...Read more
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