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Old 02-27-2007, 05:04 PM   #1
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Stomach cancer or GERD

Hello,

I am new to the board. I have been dealing with GERD since 2000. I just had an endoscopy because I have burning pain in the top of my stomach. They found polyps and gastritis. I have not had my biopsy results come back yet. I am so petrified of it coming back for cancer. I was just wondering if gastritis is common with GERD. Is it common for cancer if anyone knows.

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Old 02-27-2007, 05:29 PM   #2
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Re: Stomach cancer or GERD

Stomach polyps are almost always benign. Prolonged use of nexium has been found to sometimes cause stomach polyps. I wouldn't worry too much about it.

Gastritis can definitely be found along with GERD. Did they check for H. Pylori bacteria? It can cause gastritis and ulcers.

 
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:20 AM   #3
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Re: Stomach cancer or GERD

Yes, I had a blood test done for h. pylori and that was negative.

 
Old 02-28-2007, 11:33 PM   #4
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Re: Stomach cancer or GERD

Hi dawny, please hang in there... I am pretty sure there is nothing to worry about. I have severe symptoms as well and just got tired of being constantly afraid. Just think positive

 
Old 03-01-2007, 07:40 AM   #5
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Re: Stomach cancer or GERD

Thank you. My doctor should have my results today. GERD is so painful. My throat burns bad all the time and the top of my stomach just below my throat in the middle burns. I was on Protonix and it worked for awhile but then did not work anymore. I was just on twice a day of Prevacid. Prevacid does nothing for me. I am now going to try Prilosec OTC

 
Old 03-01-2007, 09:01 PM   #6
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Re: Stomach cancer or GERD

Omeprazole such as prilosec worked for me, but you should support it with lifestyle changes as well, and herbal or natural meds also helps alot.

 
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