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Are Prolonged Nausea And Vomiting Indicative Of Stomach Cancer?

Hello Dr, Chetna, I am a 79 yr. old woman and I ve been having problems with nausea and vomiting for a month or more. I am afraid that I may have stomach cancer, For years I ve sat or laid with my computer on my stomach and now am wondering if it would cause Cancer. I ve had 3 back surgeries and a colon rupture that almost killed me.
Wed, 24 Jul 2019
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Radiation Oncologist 's  Response
Hi,

Nausea and vomiting are two complaints that are associated with multiple causes. In order to narrow it down to a few probable causes, I would like to know certain details.

Secondly, laying down on the stomach for years, won't lead to stomach cancer. Thirdly, I would like to know the details about colon rupture.

Following are the common signs and symptoms associated with cancer especially stomach cancer:-
1. Unintended weight loss more than 10 per cent in last six months
2. Loss of appetite or difficulty in swallowing more than 6 months
3. Early satiety, which means you have been eating less than before and you feel that you ain't hungry anymore.
4. Altered bowel movements - diarrhea or constipation more than six months.
5. Nausea and vomiting - usually associated with one or more of the above symptoms.

If you are experiencing any of the above, then I suggest you see a gastroenterologist - the stomach doctor, who will examine in detail and run some tests and investigations and take things ahead.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Jatin Bhatia, Radiation Oncologist
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Are Prolonged Nausea And Vomiting Indicative Of Stomach Cancer?

Hi, Nausea and vomiting are two complaints that are associated with multiple causes. In order to narrow it down to a few probable causes, I would like to know certain details. Secondly, laying down on the stomach for years, won t lead to stomach cancer. Thirdly, I would like to know the details about colon rupture. Following are the common signs and symptoms associated with cancer especially stomach cancer:- 1. Unintended weight loss more than 10 per cent in last six months 2. Loss of appetite or difficulty in swallowing more than 6 months 3. Early satiety, which means you have been eating less than before and you feel that you ain t hungry anymore. 4. Altered bowel movements - diarrhea or constipation more than six months. 5. Nausea and vomiting - usually associated with one or more of the above symptoms. If you are experiencing any of the above, then I suggest you see a gastroenterologist - the stomach doctor, who will examine in detail and run some tests and investigations and take things ahead. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Jatin Bhatia, Radiation Oncologist