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Can h pylori cause mid back soreness? It feels like a small bruise at times . What are the chances of it being cancer?

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Dr. Douglas Tisdale
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: If you have an ulcer

The bacteria h.
Pylori can, over some years and usually in older prople, lead to gastric lyphoma, or gastric cancer, but far more common is gastritis or peptic ulcer, which can sometimes be felt as mid-back pain. One needs to take rx to cure the h. Pylori and for continued symptoms, consider an upper endoscopy.

In brief: If you have an ulcer

The bacteria h.
Pylori can, over some years and usually in older prople, lead to gastric lyphoma, or gastric cancer, but far more common is gastritis or peptic ulcer, which can sometimes be felt as mid-back pain. One needs to take rx to cure the h. Pylori and for continued symptoms, consider an upper endoscopy.
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