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Gerd Or Acid Reflux Scared Of Cancer ?!?

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Gerd Or Acid Reflux Scared Of Cancer ?!?

Postby Cortland » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:33 pm

I am a 30 year old female never smoked or drank alcohol...It started when I was about 14 years old...I would watch tv after a meal...and all of a sudden the content in my stomach comes up shooting in my mouth...At first I was shocked but then I put it down to,...my stomach hates when I eat too much...although my portions are fairly normal...So I am dealing with this constantly for 15 years. It doesnt matter what I eat, even if it is just a small size banana...it comes back shooting up my stomach..I never feel any heart burn...The only thing I feel is my stomach muscle right between my chest contracting and pushing my food up. Sometimes I run to the bathroom to spit it out sometimes I need to swollow it back down when I am around people....I don't know for what reason but I finally decided to do something about it ...So I read alot about cancer, which completely freaks me out now...I read about the barrium xray which I am totally scared of as I read some ppl die of this examination as the barrium travels to the lungs and causes shock...I am also scared of a tube down my throat and of the sedation..I know I need to see a doctor...but I cant handle these crazy examinations...what are the signs of cancer in the throat...And does anybody have the same symptoms as me ???
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Gerd Or Acid Reflux Scared Of Cancer ?!?

Postby Dugal » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:34 pm

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Postby Jokul » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:35 pm

I have recently found out that I have GERD and my doctor told me that it can be caused by a hernia in which an operation can fix it.
Throat cancer is very rare in people your age, and the fact that you have never smoked and drunk alcohol can only go in your favour.
My doctor has put me on tablets which have helped dramatically and he told me that if I want there is another operation that may help in the long run too.
Please see a doctor, there is no need to put yourself through this, it will be the best thing that you have ever done.
Too many times we assume cancer when it is more often than not something totally different and much easier to fix.

Best of luck.
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Postby Mailhairer » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:36 pm

You just need to see the doctor and get some meds for gastric reflux. There are several good brands. There is no reason to think that you have cancer - gastric reflux is a common condition - I also have it. Take the meds and it goes away. Easy. I've never had any of those tests that you talk about - you just tell the doc that you get gastric reflux and he will give you a prescription for the good meds. You've been worrying yourself for nothing, so go get it fixed .
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Postby walt » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:38 pm

When throat cancer affects your vocal cords, the first symptom is a change in the sound of your voice, especially a persistent rasp or hoarseness. Other symptoms of throat cancer include:

Painful or difficult swallowing

Persistent sore throat

A sense of a "lump in the throat" or a need to swallow

Swelling or pain in the neck

Enlarged glands (lymph nodes) in the neck

A persistent cough

Wheezing or raspy breathing

Unexplained weight loss

Coughing up blood
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