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Hi there, I had an endoscopy on Feb 10th which found oesophagitis and gastritis. About a week after the endoscopy I got really ill, stomach tenderness, nausea and feeling full. This subsided and I was left with a pain literally just below my ribs (about 2 inches to the left of the breastbone if you follow the diagonal of your ribcage.)
I am on 40mg Nexium per day but this hasn't really helped the pain. It even hurts to touch my rib at that point. Also I feel hot drinks as a burning sensation in my lower stomach. I have a repeat endoscopy scheduled for April 25th and I'm really scared I have gastric cancer and that it will be / has been missed. I can't stop the ppis as I have Barretts and I've read that they can mask cancers in the stomach. When I had the first endoscopy I was on nothing.
Has anyone else had pain that hasn't been helped by ppis? I'm trying to make myself feel better I guess, or does anyone know if an endoscopy is valid if you are taking ppis? Fingers crossed for help. I'm not sleeping
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