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I have been bulimic for several years and actually just

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I have been bulimic for several years and actually just within the past few weeks have stopped completely. A cat scan showed thickening of the lining of the stomach. What are the chances this is cancer? I have an endoscopy scheduled but am scared to death. I am in the medical field and know how bad this condition is. I have had no upper go complaints at all however.
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Dr. Arun Phophalia
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What is your age?

Why was CT scan done?

Is it a generalized thickening of stomach or in the part of stomach?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I'm 35. A cat scan of the abdomen/pelvis was done because I had been having pelvic pain between periods. They didn't tell me which part of the stomach but I also didn't get to see the report.

Do you have family history of any cancer?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
No, no family history of any cancer and I'm otherwise pretty healthy. My stupidity with the bulimia. Other than having a few varicose veins I have no medical problems. Never drank or smoked either. I actually did have a maternal aunt that had breast cancer. Othervthsn that...nothing.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Thanks!

The thickening of the stomach wall is likely due to reverse peristalsis due to induced vomiting.

CT scan is a very sensitive investigation. The reporting works on the average thickening of the stomach wall in the general population. Any tiny increase would be reported.

This thickening may not be clinically significant at all.

I would not be worried.

Please do not loose your sleep over it.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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