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what are some causes of stomach wall thickening

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what are some causes of stomach wall thickening
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 4 years ago.
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The conditions that can cause thickening of the stomach wall is likely related to underlying autoimmune inflammatory connective tissue or collagen vascular conditions such as scleroderma, systemic sclerosis, inflammatory bowel conditions; gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastritis and/or peptic ulcer disease. I suggest that you follow-up with your doctor for closer evaluation with tests including ANA, ESR, RF, anti-scl-70, anti-SSA (rho), anti-SSB (La), ANCA panels and endoscopy (upper and lower) with biopsies.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
do any of those things mean stomach cancer
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 4 years ago.
Thank you so much:

None of the conditions mean cancer. It is very unlikely to be cancer, however, it is often necessary that the doctor get biopsy during the endoscopy to confirm the absence of cancer related lesion.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I have had nonbacterial cystitus and diverticulitus could the three be related
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 4 years ago.
Thank you so much for your reply:

Diverticulitis could actually cause and/or contribute to intestinal wall thickening as part of inflammatory bowel conditions. Nonbacterial cystitis is less likely to cause intestinal wall thickening.

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