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Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
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Hi I'm Dr. Phil
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any weight loss or difficulty swallowing?
no weight loss
some difficulty at times when i am very anxious
okay any early feeling full when eating
not really but i am starting to go off food, again that happens when i am anxious
Highly unlikely to be stomach cancer
without weight loss, early fullness and difficulty swallowing very unlikely
I am going out of my mind with worry, and I can't tell if its the anxiety thats putting me off food and making swallowing difficult at times or whether they're actual symptoms. My Grandad died of stomach dance aged 86 last year, is this of any relevance? I,m worried the Lazoprazole is masking symptoms
no there is no relevance
at that age, there is no genetic link
you could get a scope to be sure but I am highly confident you don't have cancer
Thank you for your reassurance. Can anxiety exacerbate acid reflux?
absolutely it can
Could the lanzoprazole be masking symptoms or is it reassuring that it helps
It is reassuring
that means it is likely just GERD
Can GERD cause nausea? (no vomitting)
Ok, thank you for your help. I will try to work on my anxiety (not doing well with it, hence why I am awake at this ridiculous hour) and go for my endoscopy. i assume stomach cancer is rare at 32??
it is unheard of unless you live in Japan where it is very common
not in the UK though
Ok thank you very much
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