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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?

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Dr. John Fung
Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Fung
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Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Endoscopy

Did you have endoscopy, without egd it is impossible to determine the cause of your problem. See gastroenterologist.

In brief: Endoscopy

Did you have endoscopy, without egd it is impossible to determine the cause of your problem. See gastroenterologist.
Dr. Boris Aronzon
Dr. Boris Aronzon
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Doubt cancer

First to allay your fears it would be exceedingly rare for you to have gastric cancer at your age.
In any event if these symptoms persist would see your doctor about having an upper endoscopy. Ultrasound to rule out gallbladder problems could be a follow up study if that is negative.

In brief: Doubt cancer

First to allay your fears it would be exceedingly rare for you to have gastric cancer at your age.
In any event if these symptoms persist would see your doctor about having an upper endoscopy. Ultrasound to rule out gallbladder problems could be a follow up study if that is negative.
Dr. Michael Sawyer
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Dr. Kris Gast
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Burning and burping

Sounds like the Nexium (esomeprazole) decreased your acid production but didn't fix the cause of your pain.
It could be that your stomach has become raw(gastritis) or u may have a hiatal hernia. Stomach symptoms can be aggravated by stress.Stomach ca causes pain , bleeding, weight loss, and is most often found in older males.Check with your doc, you don't need to suffer like you are now.

In brief: Burning and burping

Sounds like the Nexium (esomeprazole) decreased your acid production but didn't fix the cause of your pain.
It could be that your stomach has become raw(gastritis) or u may have a hiatal hernia. Stomach symptoms can be aggravated by stress.Stomach ca causes pain , bleeding, weight loss, and is most often found in older males.Check with your doc, you don't need to suffer like you are now.
Dr. Kris Gast
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