I am concerned as to whether I have gastric cancer or an ulcer or something else? I have an endoscopy scheduled in 2 weeks but that is too long from now and I am going crazy with anxiety and stress having to wait that long!
Here is a little bit about me and my symptoms: I'm a heavy 21 year old male and for the past few months I have had dull aches and pain right below my sternum, pain in my chest area, through the back sometimes and now currently, on my sides. For the past week, I have noticed a 10 lb loss in my weight that occurred over the course of a few days. I also have a loss of appetite after a few bites of food (this is strange to me since I used to eat a lot and normally). I have had heartburn for as long as I can remember (over5+ years) and took a lot of Ibuprofen and Aspirin for a heart attack scare a few weeks ago. I stopped taking them and currently only take tums when needed. I am currently on an anxiety medication to help calm me down. I feel fatigue most of the time. I have had no blood in my stool (no tarry stools) and have not vomitted blood or anything. I do, however, feel nauseous sometimes. If anyone can or has related to this, could you give me some advice? I'm scared that I might have gastric cancer. I feel like a majority of my symptoms fit the criteria.
*I tested negative for H Pylori