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16 year old male. My stomach very acidic which regularly does not hurt but feels somewhat like fire. Could this be asign of ulcers, reflux, or cancer?

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In brief: Stomach irritation

"acidic" feeling or sharp pains below breastbone/upper midabdomen can certainly be signs of stomach or small intestine (duodenal) irritation (gastritis/duodenitis), an infection (helicobacter pylori), ulcers, and very rarely in a 16 year old, tumors or cancers.
If antacids help, likely it's excess acid production, or a decrease in protective mucus (from smoking, advil/aleve, infection). See md!

In brief: Stomach irritation

"acidic" feeling or sharp pains below breastbone/upper midabdomen can certainly be signs of stomach or small intestine (duodenal) irritation (gastritis/duodenitis), an infection (helicobacter pylori), ulcers, and very rarely in a 16 year old, tumors or cancers.
If antacids help, likely it's excess acid production, or a decrease in protective mucus (from smoking, advil/aleve, infection). See md!
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