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Can Stomach Ulcers Cause Cancer
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
Gastritis and Cancer: Several types of gastric cancer are closely related to infection with helicobacter pylori, which typically causes a chronic gastritis. Also, patients with autoimmune gastritis may develop a type of metaplasia that is a step towards cancer as well. So taking care to have dyspepsia or stomach pains evaluated is a good idea. ...Read more
Stress affects GI: Functioning, including stomach upset, diarrhea, constipation, increase or decrease in appetite, etc., and it certainly seems to contribute to ulcer activity in many people. But an australian physician discovered in 1982 that the bacterium helicobacter pylori plays a major role in stomach and duodenal ulcers. Manage stress and check with a physician about an antibiotic for stomach ulcers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not directly: Stomach or gastric ulcers are not likely to cause diarrhea, but treatments for it can (side effects). Many of the antacid meds such as zantac/pepcid, prilosec, Prevacid (lansoprazole) etc...All can do that. Also, people having ulcers may try to change their diet which may cause trouble with stool. Diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel can ulcer-like pain too, so consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes, unsure stat: Chronic h. Pylori infection/gastritis can cause a type of gastric tumor called malt--mucosa associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma, but the incidence is not known. Long term gastritis by other causes also increase risk of gastric cancer, just as in folks with chronic reflux causing esophagitis/barrett's esophagus etc.. Which increases cancer risks. So, follow up with doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly.: Gastritis is inflammation of the lining of the stomach. Gastritis can be caused by irritation due to excessive alcohol use, chronic vomiting, stress, or the use of certain medications, such as aspirin. Gastritis may also be caused by helicobacter pylori, a bacteria that can live in the stomach. Without treatment, this infection can lead to ulcers and, in some people, stomach cancers. ...Read more
Chronic pancreatitis: Interesting question. Chronic pancreatitis per se does not cause gastric ulcers, but the level of physiologic stress caused by the disease can certainly be a causative factor. Judging by your history of chronic pancreatitis, abdominal pain and diarrhea you should be on some form of gastric acid blocker such as Omeprazole and also pancreatic enzyme supplements. ...Read more
Yea : If you take antibiotics to treat ulcer. ...Read more
Trauma: Can happen from getting hit in the stomach, being in a car accident while wearing a seat belt, repetitive vomiting or retching. Sometime acid irritation or gastritis could cause streaks of damage rather than a discrete pit (ulcer). Then again there is the common cause of sword swallowing :-). ...Read more
Yes: yes.. Please see your primary provider to investigate. ...Read more
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more
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