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Stomach pain, treated with radiotherepy, cheomotherepy. Can it be the reason?

dear sir, my mother is getting stomach pain,iam giving tab.pan40,she is not getting relief from gas.4months ago we don CTscan, pet ct ,pepseamer,all blood tests, all heart tests, almost all body check ups.she got treatment of cerivic cancer in 2008.she treted with radiothearepy and cheomothreapy.wedon pet ct on 2010.she is allright.she is got side effect in stomach.please help us.
Asked On : Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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Let me try to solve the above describe issue,

The side effect no doubts of chemotherapy and radiation may cause stomach upset but the chances of still persistent side effect are negligible , I mean to say that mostly all the side effects are subsided with in the 3 months of stopping of therapy, and it has been way more then in your mother's case so "NO" mostly its not a from the side effects because the treatment was taken way in past.

following seems to be one of the cause for the issue,
1) Viral gastritis
2) H. Pylori infection
3) Gastric ulcer ( If pain occurs with empty stomach/with food intake)
4) Duodenal ulcer ( If pain occurs 1-2 hours after the meal)


CONSULT GASTROENTEROLOGIST (stomach/intestine doctor)
Here is the mostly will do
1) will do some physical exam
2) check for H.pylori infection
3) may do an endoscopy to see the ulcer
4) may do barium swallow x ray to find some other underlying issues

a) Antibiotic for the H.pylori infection
b) In case of ulcer , may prescribe some medication to heal faster/ may do some endoscopic procedure to fix it
c)For- Acid reflux they may add some other acid blocker which may have better result.

Hope it helps.

Answered: Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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