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Stomach cancer

"I am a 46yo (white) female, I have been checking statistics for stomach cancer and I do see as a female and with my race the odds are very low. For the last 2 months I have been getting stomach "pain" more uncomfortable than pain,along with a feeling of "fullness" sometimes with a sense of nausea. No weight loss. I would say I have been getting indigestion and reflux for as long as I can remember.
About a year ago I got a barium swallow test that showed that I have a hiatal hernia.
3 months ago I got a cbc and esr which both were fine
So I have been to my gp twice in the last month,he put me on Kapidex and switched to Nexium and I have gotten no relief from either. Last week he ordered a ultra sound and a blood test for H pylori which both were fine.
Is it possible to get stomach cancer without having h pylori? If this was gastritis wouldn't these med have worked?

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875426 tn?1325528416
I had the gastrin test and the results may be back next week.  I have an appt. w/a NP at the GI office.
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60505 tn?1313946644
I have a app later today with a gastrologist, I'm hoping he can tell me something. I am praying that it's not stomach cancer and something managable. Do you have a date set for your test?
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875426 tn?1325528416
You might also try to get your doctor to order a fasting gastrin level (have to go off the nexium for awhile, if you're still on it) to see if the level is higher than normal.  I just got this test this morning, because I am concerned about my pancreas and Zollinger Ellison syndrome.  I had a barium swallow test and the lady suggested I get my pancreas checked out, etc. because 300 mg of ranitidine twice a day was not cutting the mustard.  She saw reflux coming up my throat.
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351246 tn?1379682132
Welcome to the forum!
If it is a long standing gastritis as is expected with hiatal hernia, there is a possibility of medicines not responding. Your doctors will have to try a combination of medications to get relief from pain or discomfort. Also you will have to accept a few life style changes. Avoid heavy meals and eat frequent small meals. Avoid too much of caffeine, tea, fried food and drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic fuzzy ones. Avoid heavy exercises within 4 hours of a heavy meal. Raise the head end of the bed by pillows to 30 degrees. Go to bet at least 2 hours after food.
Sometimes despite all treatment gastritis does not respond. This would then need an endoscopy and further treatment by a gastroenterologist.
The other possibility is involvement of gall bladder or even liver. This can also cause a sense of fullness and nausea. The ultrasound would have caught the gall bladder stones. However get a liver function test done.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
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