thickened stomach lining

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amyjudith71
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Date Joined Nov 2012
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   Posted 11/2/2012 8:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I know this might not be the place to post but I wasnt sure where. I had an abdominal CT done which showed a thickening of the stomach lining. I am scared as everything I read is cancer. I had the test done as I've been having nausea and some abdominal and back pain. I am going to have an endoscopy done in a few weeks. I am confused. It seems that "gastritis" is a common thing but this thickening of the stomach seems more upsetting. Can someone explain what it is? And how this differs from gastritis? Obviously stomach c comes up on all searches. Thank you so much-

dencha
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   Posted 11/2/2012 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi amyjudith71,
Welcome to Healing Well!  Glad you've joined us, but sorry you're feeling the need!  I hopped online to look for information that might be helpful.  Here's a link to a PowerPoint presentation that provides plenty of non-cancer causes of gastric wall-thickening.
 
You'll have to close your eyes and scroll through a bunch of cancer-related information, until you get to the "Benign Wall Thickening" section.  Many people on this forum are likely to fit into many of  the categories it discusses. 
 
Don't do the cancer-worry thing to yourself.  Even this link many create anxiety as you imagine all sorts of terrible causes.  Don't waste your precious time, energy, and health, worrying about this unknown.  I have no doubt that your GI doc will be on it...looking for the cause. 
 
Once you have your endoscopy you'll have a better idea of what's going on.  Until then keep yourself busy doing things that you enjoy and when you find your mind heading toward those worries, turn it right around!
 
Let us know what you find out!
We're here to listen and offer support.
Best wishes,
Denise
Words of wisdom by Eckhart Tolle:
"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”

“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”

“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”

amyjudith71
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Date Joined Nov 2012
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   Posted 11/2/2012 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you ,Denise. Sweet of you to look that up. I appreciate your thoughts as well-
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