Your symptoms sound that perhaps some irritation of the stomach could be related to symptoms. This could be some degree of gastritis or possibly ulcer disease...
Cancer at your age is very unusual and would seem exceedingly unlikley!!
Do you have a family histoty of cancer? Is there some reason behind this fear??
I did have a ct scan done on my abdomen last saturday ( 10 days ago) and it came back normal
i do alot of reading on the internet about symptoms
involving pancreatic cancer
Well that would tend to be reassuring that you do not have cancer...
and im afraid they missed something on the test
This would be very rare indeed for there to be pancreatic ccancer at your age!!
i know that too
im just thinking something is wrong
Well common things being common, I would much more expect that gastritis or ulcer might be culprit to make you feel full early and some nausea...
the problem there is that i had a colon and endoscopy done in march
came back normal
I would try Prilosec or Prevacid for several weeks along with avoiding GI irritants... avoid coffee, alcohol, anti-inflammatory meds such as Ibuprofen or Aspirin or Aleve, avoid hot spicy foods, citrus fruits, tomatoes, onions , peppers....
So you had an upper endoscopy and this was normal?
ive had alot of testing done
How long have you been feeling the nausea?
ive also lost 15 pounds since the start of june
now, in that time frame, i pretty much cut out all carbs
What is your current height and weight??
i used to live off fried foods, but i started eating grilled foods with no bread
OK the reeduced carbs would make sense with weight loss.. have you been trying to lose weight?
the only bread i would eat would be the occasionaly hot dog bun....i also still ate fries. but pretty much cut out all carbs and gluten products
no. i just cut carbs out of my diet about 90 percent
i use to eat chicken nuggets, fried chicken, pizza etc all the time
I see.. the change in diet would make sense then with your weight loss... it sounds that you are trying to have a healthier lifestyle...
but im still eating some stuff that is fried and has carbs in it
how can you lose that much weight?
But it sounds that you are eating quite a bit less of these foods... the healthier diet would make sense to explain the weight loss.. I don't think you are dealing with a pathological loss of weight here...
well its that, coupled with this early fullness and minor nausea for the first 20 mins that im awake
that really concerns me
You will probably just adjust to a new plateau of weight and stay near the new weight with time...
my stomach growls alot and i know its hungry, i just dont feel hungry cause im already thinking im going to feel full
It sounds from some of your symptoms that you may have developed an ulcer or some gastritis (diffuse irritation of the stomach lining) The meds to reduce the stomach acid may help you and tend to lessen these symptoms. I think that would be worth a try for you...
Early satiety is what the medical term is for that symptom of feeling full early on...
You could follow up with your primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist for these symptoms...
Are there foods that tend to make you feel worse that you have noticed??
Acidic foods such as orange juice can be an irritant for example...
i guess i just want to stop worrying
even though my CT scan came back normal
i still fear cancer
Milk on the other hand may be a buffer of acid and if ulcer disease this would tend to help...
I re3ally do not think that you need to worry about cancer at your age!!
the CT scan coming back normal means there is no cancer right?
I think that your fear is geeting ahead of logic in regard to this cancer fear...
There is no cancer...
i guess my concern is that if i continue worrying, i could make myself even more ill. ive read that could happen
With you having had both the CT scan and the recent endoscopy procedures you have been thoroughly checked!!
Psychosomatic illness>> Yes...
what does that mean?
Stress tells you that you are sick and you believe it... you can have certain symptom complex problems that are driven by anxiety of stress... headaches and abdominal discomfort would be common...
anxiety OR stress that was intended above...
IBS = irritible bowel syndrome is driven by anxiety/stress...
i knew that was
This may cause abdominal pains, cramping, episodes of diarrhea...
Stress can also increase the production of gastric acid by the stomach... associated with increased risk of ulcers...
even though i am experienceing these problems
if it was from pancreactic cancer
my CT scan would have shown it?
there is no other test thats better?
You may have benefit from something for nausea... Benedryl 25 to 50 mg may help reduce nausea... Phenergan or Zofran might be prescribed ....
With testing the pancreas if you have normal enzyme levels (amylase and lipase)and normal CT scan which shows no mass then you are good to go from ta pancreas standpoint!!
Yes if you had cancer of the pancreas then a CT scan would show that...
I hope this is helpful for you!
Let me know if you have further questions!
thank you doctor
I willbe happy to get back with you!
i apperciate your help
You are very welcome!
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