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Lost weight, painful stomach, bad appetite. What is the reason?

I have gone through 2 scopes to find out what is the cause of my weight lost of 80/pds in 5months and painful stomack the upper half and no appitite when I do eat I can t keep it down some of the time if I keep it down my stomack is very upset. Two of the scopes I had one they took out a polupe, the other one the doctor found something inside my stomack she is sending me for a scan. What could this scan show that the scope down my throat couldn t show?
Asked On : Mon, 24 Dec 2012
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80 pds loss of weight in 5 months is a significant loss of weight. One vital information which you failed to mention in your question is your age. There are plenty of reasons for pain in abdomen, nausea and loss of appetite. It may be a benign thing like plain gastritis or it can be as bad as a malignancy. Endoscopy though is a good investigation of choice but then it can show only the hollows where the tube can go. it cannot show the status of your liver, pancreas and other abdominal organs. A CT/MRI scan are surely better in that respect. USG abdomen is another good option. I am sorry, but I couldn't understand by what did you mean by scan. If it is USG, then it is very safe and quick procedure, so please don't get worried.
Hope I am able to solve your concerns.
Answered: Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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