Take Prilosec and my heartburn is under control. When off pain comes back. Do Prilosec or other PPIs only mask stomach cancer?

See doctor. Your symptoms suggest, H pylori infection in the stomach and it can be treated with antibiotics. It would be prudent to see a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. For 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.

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Is my daily frequent heartburn stomach cancer? When I take Prilosec the pain goes away but comes right back when I go off of it. 29 yr old male.

Need to evaluate. It is unlikely to be cancer, however, you likely have H pylori infection of the stomach and may need antibiotic treatment. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. For 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. Read more...

Daily heartburn after meals for 2.5 mths. 29yr male. Prilosec works to rid heartburn but once I am off it, comes back. Chances I have stomach cancer?

See doctor. Your question may have been addressed earlier too. It is unlikely that you have cancer. H pylori infection is more likely and is treatable with antibiotics. See a doctor for evaluation and treatment. Read more...