A couple of years ago I had a gastroscopy and the pathology report
stated gastritis consistent with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. I was
prescribed ranitidine, which did nothing. Eventually, two years later
I was prescribed Pariet when my symptoms got worse (chest pain and
sensation of something in throat). Only recently, I researched
Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and was shocked to read that it involved
potentially cancerous tumours. I now experience a distended abdomen (I
am normally slim and fit, 46 yr, female).
1. Should I request thorough investigation for tumours?
2. Is there other causes of hyperacidity gastritis that are consistent
with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (other than Zollinger-Ellison)?
3. What is the prognosis for people who have malignant tumours with
Thanks very much
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