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Need some advice on possible diagnosis

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  • Posted By: mother35812
  • December 14, 2006
  • 06:19 PM

2 years ago my husband started this thing where every time he ate he would vomit within a few minutes. He could not eat or drink anything thicker than milk.He would also get heartburn and have difficulty swallowing.It lasted for about 6 weeks. He went to Dr and had a barrium swallow and an endoscopy.The diagnosis was they couldnt see anything so they diagnosed it as GERD. He goes through this a couple times a year.Last year it lasted for 6 months. About Nov 2 this year he started it again.Its been about 6 weeks and hes lost almost 30 lbs this time.He throws up so violent that he doubles over in pain from his left hip to his left shoulder. There is no heartburn or problems swallowing this time.He refuses to go to Dr because he swears its GERD but I think its something worse.Here is a list of other things wrong with him. Jaundice(yellow eyes), problems with urination,inguinal hernia(my opinion from symptoms and mass in groin area), COPD emphasema, he drinks alot of alcohol,heavy cigarette smoker,kidney area pain.I think thats everything. Does anyone have any ideas.I keep thinking stomach cancer but I am totally hoping I am wrong.

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  • I doubt it is stomach cancer, as that is classified as a "rare disease" by the AMA. The most you can hope for is that he will consent to return to his doctor for more tests. This could be a lot of things, but only the tests will show the truth. What is the consistancy, color, and texture of his vomitus?
    eleven 55 Replies
    • December 14, 2006
    • 07:36 PM
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  • He needs to get his liver tested! The jaundice is due to improper (sp) liver funtioning...Or have they done that? god bless. keep me posted.Fairierelm2@aol.com
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 13, 2007
    • 00:16 PM
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  • Need to have his groin hernia properly diagnosed by a doctor. A strangulated hernia can cause many of the symptoms he is experiencing. good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 13, 2007
    • 07:39 PM
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