Hi, im 26 years old and i recently went to a doctor due to stomach pains and alot of gas passing my system for about 2 months. He eventually did a H pylori breath test and a stool test and did not find the bacteria present in my body. Just yesterday I had a endoscopy done he gave me a copy of the report and told me to follow up with him in 2 weeks and after 2months he wanted to perform another endoscopy on me to make sure the ulcers go away. He took a biopsy of the 3 ulcers to make sure they werent cancerous and he assured me the type of ulcer i had is not cancerous, but he took a biopsy anyway. I recently looked online and found out that gastric ulcers can be cancerous and non cancerous i was unable to determine if mine were cancerous or not just by looking at images. I was wondering did he just say they werent cancerous so i wouldnt think about it or is he being honest?
They always biopsy things like that, so don't let this bother you. I think he is being honest with you, and but they are rquired to biopsy any abnormalities (even an ulcer). I have never heard of a gastric ulcer being cancerous, and there are many things that can cause these. I had one caused by taking Advil for 10 days, I actually vomited some blood. Below is one of the most reputable places to get your info on medical issues. You'll be fine and take care!
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