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Do cancer patients keep burping when they are about to die?

Do cancer patients keep burping when they are about to die?

Hiccups: Can be an annoying problem for patients at end of life due to tumor or other irritation of the diaphragm. Belching or burping is commonly due to excess acid, and usually easier to deal with. I'll put in a plug for hospice - they know about and can help manage these problems, as well as others. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Can burping all day almost every 1 hr to 2 hrs for a day will it damage my esophagus? Can I have cancer bec. Of that?

No, but why?: No, it will not damage the esophagus and it will not cause cancer. However, it is not normal to burp every hour and it must be extremelly uncomfortable for you. Bring this up to your pmd and perhaps you need to get some evaluation to your upper gastrointestinal tract and some diet modification- avoid food that would cause a lot of burping to you like spicy food, soda, fatty food, etc. ...Read more

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Why does pancreatic cancer cause excessive burping?

Does it?: Burping is a non-specific symptoms and is not a reliable marker for pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer need not be associated with excessive burping. ...Read more

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I heard that burping is an early sign of stomach cancer. Is this true?

I heard that burping is an early sign of stomach cancer. Is this true?

Non specific: 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

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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.

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.

Reflux: This is likely a sign of some sort of indigestion or reflux. You can try anti-acid such as Pepcid (famotidine) to see if symptoms get better. You should also consult with your doctor as you may need upper endoscopy for direct visualization of your stomach. ...Read more

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Severe burping and nausea each night. Too irritable. What causes it. Stomach cancer?

Severe burping and nausea each night. Too irritable. What causes it. Stomach cancer?

Not Cancer: 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...
Dr Z ...Read more

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17 year old boy having burning in stomach along with heavy gas and burping/belching. Could it be due to stomach cancer?

17 year old boy having burning in stomach along with heavy gas and burping/belching. Could it be due to stomach cancer?

Unlikely: If ordinary remedies for heartburn are ineffective, get seen now. If this is a persistent problem, discuss it with your physician on your next visit. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Cancer unlikely: Burping is not related to cancer. The girl may be swallowing air due to a nervous habit. If burping is the only issue, you may leave it alone.
Get her HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What's the signs of esophageal cancer and lung cancer. What's the chances I may have it. Main probs r spitting up little blood and constant burping?

What's the signs of esophageal cancer and lung cancer. What's the chances I may have it. Main probs r spitting up little blood and constant burping?

GI symptoms: How much a "little blood" actually is depends on many things. Simple tests can detect larger blood loss, usually not the case in the youngster. The source of the blood in a young patient is important. Is it teeth, gums, sinuses, or is it further down the line, like esophagus or stomach? A good exam and a stool blood exam is also in order. ...Read more

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I have thse symptms from 4 months. Excesive burping, gas, bloating, loss of appetite, early satiety, dark circles.23 years of age. Afraid I have stmch cancer?

I have thse symptms from 4 months. Excesive burping, gas, bloating, loss of appetite, early satiety, dark circles.23 years of age. Afraid I have stmch cancer?

Unlikely: It is very unlikely that you have stomach cancer. Did you change your diet recently? Did you gain weight? You may wish to adjust your diet by trial and error to foods that suit you better. It may help to exercise regularly. ...Read more

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Left side chest pain. No shortness of breath or breathing problems. No cough or other symptoms. Burps came too much. Smoker bt quit it. Is dis lung cancer?

Left side chest pain. No shortness of breath or breathing problems. No cough or other symptoms. Burps came too much. Smoker bt quit it. Is dis lung cancer?

Unlikely, due to your: Age. Does any movement make it worse? This would suggest a musculoskeletal origin. Pleuritic chest pain is worse with deep breaths and caused by lung irritation/pneumonia.There are many structures in the chest that can cause pain. A careful history, physical exam, and x-Rays may b required to discover the diagnosis. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Lots of poss answers: The possibility of cancer exists, but, so does a mild infection. My main suggestion-based on the 2 week history alone- is to see a doc to get an appropriate exam and work up. No one will be able to answer your question beyond this without the added information. ...Read more

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My 17 y/o symptoms constipation long narrow stools light brown trouble burping pressure below left rib cage no pain. Is this colon cancer/splenomegaly?

My 17 y/o symptoms constipation long narrow stools light brown trouble burping pressure below left rib cage no pain. Is this colon cancer/splenomegaly?

Get him SEEN!: I believe that this at least the fourth time you have asked this question. Please forgive my frankness and impatience. You need to stop asking the health care team, who cannot answer this, and do right by your son. To continue to write us when your boy needs to see a physician in real life is to do a disservice to him, to us, and to yourself. ...Read more

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Is frequent bloating, excessive gas and burping, increase flatus and stomach growling associated with colon cancer? Normal bm. 1s a day

Is frequent bloating, excessive gas and burping, increase flatus and stomach growling associated with colon cancer? Normal bm. 1s a day

They could but...: The symptoms you are describing are very common. They can be associated with colon cancer but there many more causes that are probably more common in the general population. Regardless of the probabilities, your symptoms warrant a visit to your doctor to help you figure out the cause.
Best wishes,
ariel. ...Read more

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I get heartburns randomly, I burp a lot, and sometimes feel nauseous. But no stomach pain or passing out black tarry stools. Is it cancer? I'm scared.

I get heartburns randomly, I burp a lot, and sometimes feel nauseous. But no stomach pain or passing out black tarry stools. Is it cancer? I'm scared.

Don't worry!: What you're describing sounds like heartburn, also called acid reflux. Keep a diary of food you eat before you have these symptoms. You may have an intolerance to lactose, or gluten. Spicy foods, fruit juices, chocolate, alcohol, and tobacco all contribute to symptoms of heartburn. You could try an over-the-counter antacid to see if that helps. But given your age, cancer is not a concern. ...Read more

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Stomach pain aftr food for about 10-20 min. Releif by zantac (ranitidine) & burp. Pain if press on uper abdomin. Year ago endscp nrmal. Hpylori neg. Herd? Ulcer? Cancer?

Stomach pain aftr food for about 10-20 min. Releif by zantac (ranitidine) & burp. Pain if press on uper abdomin. Year ago endscp nrmal. Hpylori neg. Herd? Ulcer? Cancer?

Gas Pain?: You maybe swallowing air while eating, do you tend to talk while eating? The burp & zantac (ranitidine) seemed to help, but the Burp may have taken pain away. Not enough information. I am a cardiologist. Sometimes abdominal pain can be from the heart - but somewhat unlikely in a 35yo woman, & cardiac pain is not usually relieved with Burp. Try eating slowly and talking between bites and only after swallowing. ...Read more

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Chances of it being overian cancer? I burp alot like all day, bloated with gas. Blood in stool. Ct scan disteded abdomen I'm 22 years old. #scared

Chances of it being overian cancer? I burp alot like all day, bloated with gas. Blood in stool. Ct scan disteded abdomen I'm 22 years old. #scared

Need to examine: How do you know that there is blood in stool. If you saw blood or stool tested positive for blood, you ought consult your doctor. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity at tolerated. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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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

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

Many things can-: -cause your stomach symptoms, & @ Ur age cancer is @ the bottom of the list. Ulcers, reflux disease R more common, also an hiatal hernia. Consult an upper GI specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I'm 25 stomach feels weird heartburn and burping feel better when I take Pepcid (famotidine) sometime feel weak sweating loss of appetite could it be I'm a cancer or stomach flu?

It could, but..: ...the more likely, in large part, diagnosis is dyspepsia due either to GERD or gastritis--both of which will respond to acid suppression from drugs like Pepcid (famotidine). For your reassurance, simple testing is available through your doctor. ...Read more

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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.

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.

You desribe: Decreased lower esophageal sphincter tone. Chocolate and alcohol make this worse. Persistent reflux may be associated with development of barrett's esophagus, an unpredictable precursor of esophagus cancer. Don't smoke; eat better. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Do early symptoms include belching?

I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Do early symptoms include belching?

Tends to be vague: Symptoms tend to be vague. Here is a good review on ovarian cancer

http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/ovarian-cancer. ...Read more

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What causes belching when you have colon cancer spread to the liver?

Not specific: Belching relayed to swallowing air, or some gastric irritation, or outflow obstruction with relief of stomach gas by belching instead if forward peristalsis. ...Read more

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I'm 21 years old and I have been belching after eating or drinking anything, afraid it could be cancer! What should I do?

I'm 21 years old and I have been belching after eating or drinking anything, afraid it could be cancer! What should I do?

See PCP: May be simply the foods you're eating or beverages you're drinking (gas-forming foods like cabbage, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower; beans; dairy products if you lack lactase enzyme to break down milk sugar; carbonated drinks; alcohol) or may suggest acid reflux ds or even peptic ulcer. Doc can examine u, try meds or get tests to find cause. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Did u tell doc??: The definitive test is a gastroscopy and a stomach biopsy of suspicious lesion. Is your doc aware of your family history and of your concerns? If not, make him so and discuss what to do. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Age 27 - loss of appetite for 2 weeks, belching, bloating, early satiety, loose stool - probability of stomach cancer? No pain or vomiting.

Age 27 - loss of appetite for 2 weeks, belching, bloating, early satiety, loose stool - probability of stomach cancer? No pain or vomiting.

GI illness: Stomach cancer would be at the bottom of the list of possibilities for a 27 year old. You need to be seen by a GI doctor who may want to perform esophagogastroscopy (EGD). Or you might want to start out with your family doctor and go from there. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Belching (Definition)

Belching (big burps) is a symptom in which a person forces air noisily from his stomach out through his mouth. Belching can be due to too much air or gas in the stomach. Sometimes, people purposely swallow air and belch it back ...Read more