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Family Physician
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Experience:  GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
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Good Morning. I have vague discomfort in my upper abdomen

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Good Morning. I have vague discomfort in my upper abdomen and have started to burp quite a lot. I have not been sick at all and my stools and urine appear normal. However, my father had bowel cancer when he was 63 and died of lung cancer at 69 (I suspect the small cell type). My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 51, pre cancerous cells in her other breast when she was 56, endometrial cancer when she was 57. She died at 69 because either the breast cancer or endometrial went to the lining of her stomach.
With so much cancer affecting my parents I am extremely worried that I am showing the early signs of stomach cancer, and anxiety is starting to become a problem. I am 46, male. From this information, are you able to tell me if my risk is higher than average? Thank you. I am also on 10mg a day of Citalopram and have been on it for several years. I have heard this medicine can cause stomach problems.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 4 years ago.
Welcome to and thank you for your question.
I am going to assist you with your question.
I am so sorry to hear about loss of your parents.
I can understand your worry and fear for cancer.

Do you have excess of nausea?
Do you have pain in upper abdomen?
Do you suffer from excess of gas in abdomen?
Do you suffer from severe emotional stress or anxiety issue?
Have you undergone any blood work in recent times?
Do you have any other associated symptoms?

Kind Regards,
Dr. Robert

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hello Doctor, may I just confirm, is this entire conversation covered by the initial £26 payment?

Expert:  Dr. Robert replied 4 years ago.
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