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cancer symptoms? please help

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  • Posted By: james7777
  • October 2, 2009
  • 02:29 AM

I am 26 and I am very worried that I might have cancer symptoms. my symptoms line up perfect with the symptoms of cancer. here is what they are


pain in upper mid stomach

pain in left side under rib cage

pain in mid left side of back

diarea mixed with constipation

lost of appittite

nasea

lose of weight

I have been having these symptoms for a month now can some one please tell me if this could be cancer? I have looked my symptoms up online and they all point to cancer
some one please reply asap I am very nervous about this and it has been causing really bad anxiety

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  • I am 26 and I am very worried that I might have cancer symptoms. my symptoms line up perfect with the symptoms of cancer. here is what they are pain in upper mid stomach pain in left side under rib cage pain in mid left side of back diarea mixed with constipation lost of appittite Hi,First things first, don't panic!Yes you need to see a good GI doc if only to put your mind at rest.Doctors have what they call red flag symptoms ones that tell them something could be wrong and investigation is needed. You say you have lost weight? How much over what period is important, if you have only lost a couple of pounds that is not normally anything to worry about, but do mention it to your PC doc.I am going through the same symptoms as you and am being tested for cancer as we speak. I am older than you and my symptoms, nausea and weight loss have been going on for 3-4 months, I eat very little.Anxiety can make the whole thing so much worse, so go see a GI doc and let them do the worrying,Ian
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 3, 2009
    • 10:07 AM
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  • i had exactly the same symptoms years ago and it boiled down to glandular fever.i did not get a blood test for weeks so go and see your gp at once and ask because it may be that.
    maz666 19 Replies
    • October 3, 2009
    • 10:51 AM
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  • I have lost about 5 or 6 pounds in a month. I dont know whats wrong with me but my doctor is making wait a month to see her again and I just think thats kinda far off I am 26 and I am very worried that I might have cancer symptoms. my symptoms line up perfect with the symptoms of cancer. here is what they are pain in upper mid stomach pain in left side under rib cage pain in mid left side of back diarea mixed with constipation lost of appittite Hi, First things first, don't panic! Yes you need to see a good GI doc if only to put your mind at rest. Doctors have what they call red flag symptoms ones that tell them something could be wrong and investigation is needed. You say you have lost weight? How much over what period is important, if you have only lost a couple of pounds that is not normally anything to worry about, but do mention it to your PC doc. I am going through the same symptoms as you and am being tested for cancer as we speak. I am older than you and my symptoms, nausea and weight loss have been going on for 3-4 months, I eat very little. Anxiety can make the whole thing so much worse, so go see a GI doc and let them do the worrying, Ian
    james7777 19 Replies
    • October 4, 2009
    • 04:14 PM
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  • I have lost about 5 or 6 pounds in a month. I dont know whats wrong with me but my doctor is making wait a month to see her again and I just think thats kinda far off Hello again,OK 4-5 pounds is not a lot. Having said that if you continue to loose weight or have other symptoms then you should let your PC doc know. Drs normally say come back in a month to give whatever time to settle down, but if before then you feel you are not happy go back and tell them.What weight are you, as if you are over weight and lost 4-5 pounds it is not as relevant as if you are already under weight.How much are you eating? Is the nausea making you eat less?The stomach pain, is it worse after eating or before?Do you suffer from acid or acid reflux?Did your PC run blood tests, FBC could show if you had a bleeding ulcer.Do you have blood in your stools?Ian
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 5, 2009
    • 09:39 AM
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  • I weigh about 177 and I am about 6ft tall, yes the doctor did do blood work, they also did xray, ct scan, and urine. about 2 weeks ago when I wiped there was bright red blood on the tissue , but for some reason the doctor didnt seems to concerned about it. The pain in my stomach seems to get worse after I eat. I am not eating as much as I use to but I still eat good enogh, but I just don't have an appettite its like I just dont really get hungry. and when I do I get full easy. thanks for the reply's and the help, it makes me feel better just to be able to talk to soembody about, and hear an opinon from somebody on the outside if that makes any sense :) I have lost about 5 or 6 pounds in a month. I dont know whats wrong with me but my doctor is making wait a month to see her again and I just think thats kinda far off Hello again, OK 4-5 pounds is not a lot. Having said that if you continue to loose weight or have other symptoms then you should let your PC doc know. Drs normally say come back in a month to give whatever time to settle down, but if before then you feel you are not happy go back and tell them. What weight are you, as if you are over weight and lost 4-5 pounds it is not as relevant as if you are already under weight. How much are you eating? Is the nausea making you eat less? The stomach pain, is it worse after eating or before? Do you suffer from acid or acid reflux? Did your PC run blood tests, FBC could show if you had a bleeding ulcer. Do you have blood in your stools? Ian
    james7777 19 Replies
    • October 5, 2009
    • 02:23 PM
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    michel1949 2 Replies
    • October 6, 2009
    • 05:10 PM
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  • I weigh about 177 and I am about 6ft tall, yes the doctor did do blood work, they also did xray, ct scan, and urine. about 2 weeks ago when I wiped there was bright red blood on the tissue , but for some reason the doctor didnt seems to concerned about it. The pain in my stomach seems to get worse after I eat. I am not eating as much as I use to but I still eat good enogh, but I just don't have an appettite its like I just dont really get hungry. and when I do I get full easy. thanks for the reply's and the help, it makes me feel better just to be able to talk to soembody about, and hear an opinon from somebody on the outside if that makes any sense :)Hi James,I have just read your reply to my post.I am not a doctor but from what you are saying I would make an appointment with a good GI doc as soon as you can.It is just a couple of points that you mention suggest this may be a good idea and best not to wait.One red flag is the unexplained weight loss.The second could be the blood in your stool, this could be piles, do you suffer from these?And the fullness you feel, is the third.I am suspected of having stomach cancer, or liver problems, so I am awaiting tests as we talk. I have a family member who had stomach cancer so these signs are worth chasing up.I am not saying you have something nasty, chances are you will be fine but don't wait it needs looking at, besides at least if the anxiety is playing a part in all this then being reassured will help.Please post how you get on,Ian
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 7, 2009
    • 10:21 AM
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  • I have had the bright red blood in my stool off and on since I was about 15, but I have been having this pressure in my stomach for only about 2 years. with the weight lose I only lost about 6 pounds but in the last three weeks I havnt lost anything. I have an appointment on the 15th I will have to get a referal to a GI. I am just really nervous about the whole thing. please reply back asap thanks I weigh about 177 and I am about 6ft tall, yes the doctor did do blood work, they also did xray, ct scan, and urine. about 2 weeks ago when I wiped there was bright red blood on the tissue , but for some reason the doctor didnt seems to concerned about it. The pain in my stomach seems to get worse after I eat. I am not eating as much as I use to but I still eat good enogh, but I just don't have an appettite its like I just dont really get hungry. and when I do I get full easy. thanks for the reply's and the help, it makes me feel better just to be able to talk to soembody about, and hear an opinon from somebody on the outside if that makes any sense :) Hi James, I have just read your reply to my post. I am not a doctor but from what you are saying I would make an appointment with a good GI doc as soon as you can. It is just a couple of points that you mention suggest this may be a good idea and best not to wait. One red flag is the unexplained weight loss. The second could be the blood in your stool, this could be piles, do you suffer from these? And the fullness you feel, is the third. I am suspected of having stomach cancer, or liver problems, so I am awaiting tests as we talk. I have a family member who had stomach cancer so these signs are worth chasing up. I am not saying you have something nasty, chances are you will be fine but don't wait it needs looking at, besides at least if the anxiety is playing a part in all this then being reassured will help. Please post how you get on, Ian
    james7777 19 Replies
    • October 7, 2009
    • 02:15 PM
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  • I have had the bright red blood in my stool off and on since I was about 15, but I have been having this pressure in my stomach for only about 2 years. with the weight lose I only lost about 6 pounds but in the last three weeks I havnt lost anything. I have an appointment on the 15th I will have to get a referal to a GI. I am just really nervous about the whole thing. please reply back asap thanks Hi James,As I mentioned i have very simular symptoms to you, but I have lost more weight than you but over a much longer period, 4 months or so, my weight has remained constant for the last month, much like you. My current GI doc says this is encouraging as most people with cancer there weight continues to fall. Has your Dr done a Helicobacter pylori breath test H.py can cause a lot of your symptoms, the breath test or biopsy is better than the blood test and your GP can arrange it, I am still waiting on results of the test done 2 weeks ago at my local hosp but the results can take time.There are blood markers that can show up to 50% of stomach cancer patients I forget the test CIA or something, I had this done and my levels are normal, they can be raised in cancer patients.I saw my GP this morning as I had a new pain, she is a helpful doctor but to be honest she can do little now I have been refereed to a GI doctor, she suggested I mention the problems to him.I did mention that I thought anxiety may be making matters worse, she agreed and suggested what I could take it help me relax, this may be worth you asking your GP?As you have had blood in your stools for so long it could well be piles this is something I have had at times for many years possibly since my teens. The only thing is you must not dismiss it and should tell your GI doc when you see him.It is possible any of us have a nasty disease and many people never get a diagnosis.I have a family member who was told he had stomach cancer, he was told that even with treatment he would have six months to live, he refused ALL treatment and lived another 10 years, he died not of cancer, so it goes to show doctors don't know everything.When you go to your Dr take a friend, as If you are anything like me you forget what the DR said, and make a list before you go of all the things that concern you, the Drs face may fall when you arrive with a list in hand but it saves yet another visit with questions you didn't ask!Ian
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 8, 2009
    • 10:33 AM
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