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I've never posted here before but just found this forum. I am very desperate for help and I don't think anyone around me understands the level of anxiety I've been going through.
I've been having really bad bowel issues for 3 or 4 months, GI always said it is probably IBS but let's do colonoscopy anyway-so we did, and everything came back normal thank God. But then it was suggested I do an upper Endoscopy to check for celiac disease, because some blood work came back off.
So anyway, I had my endoscopy on Tuesday and they called me today with results and they said no cancer (thank God), but I have a small ulcer in my small intestine AND MILD chronic gastritis (negative for h.pylori)... my GI also found a stomach polyp but she said she wasn't concerned, it was benign, the common type.
I am SO afraid of stomach cancer, and every where I read, I read that Chronic Gastritis usually is a step away from Stomach Cancer. I can't stop thinking about it. It's like okay maybe I don't have it today, but next year or next month my stomach can start making those changes that lead to cancer. I admit, I haven't been the healthiest these last 6 months-smoking cigarettes, lots of coffee, and I gained 40 pounds because I stopped eating healthy and running... but the fact that this is "CHRONIC" is what scares me. I don't know how to let this go... the office said "no intervention is needed at this time" and just put me on Nexus 40MGS once a day for 30 days.
I can't let this fear go.. does chronic gastritis ALWAYS lead to stomach cancer eventually???
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