SEVERE heartburn and indigestion EVERYDAY.

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Date Joined Jun 2010
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   Posted 6/15/2010 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
My fiancee has SEVERE SEVERE heartburn and indigestion everyday. He gets heartburn from weird things like chex mix and the candy whoppers. He was diagnosed with an ulcer when he was just 17 years old...he is now 23 and was just diagnosed with H. Pylori....he has abdominal pain...bad indigestion...and such. Is it possible that he has stomach cancer...and that's the reason for the H. pylori and ulcer?
He's taken anti-acids since a teenager...and they don't help...he was also put on ompreazole...that helped some but once he came off of it, it came back.
My fiancee's stomach protrudes out...almost like a beer belly but he doesn't's pretty hard...but not too's not grossly protruding out...but he's pretty you can tell on him.
Any ideas if on what it is?

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 6/15/2010 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you got him in with a good GI?
If he has h.p. he needs to get on strong medications right away and stick to them until the GI says to get off of them. It could take awhile.
Next he needs several tests done: barium swallow, EGD, manometry, and a ph test.
He also needs to prop the head of his bed up 6-8 inches and watch his diet (no acidic foods).
Please make sure he sees a good GI.

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