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i have had bad stomach cramps and a very noisy stomach for

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i have had bad stomach cramps and a very noisy stomach for weeks i saw my doctor who did blood tests which didnt show anything up he gave me some alpercap capsules which help but dont stop it i was worried it was cancer could this be ibs
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
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Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
This is Dr. David

stomach cancer usually bleeds and causes black tar like stools

at age 55 you need a screening colonoscopy to look inside of your colon to check for problems.

your stomach or your bowels could be causing your your pain and cramps.

medications like alpercap or alka seltzer really only help the stomach

you could be having excessive stomach acid production and antacids like malox or mylanta can be tried to see if they help your stomach pains.

have you had a colonoscopy before?