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How is stomach cancer similar to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

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This type of cancer may cause you to have symptoms similar to IBS, such as belly pain, bloating, and a feeling of fullness.

Other symptoms can be:

If your doctor thinks you have it, she may do a test called an upper endoscopy. She puts a small, lighted tube with a video camera into your throat to look at your stomach. Your doctor may take a sample of an area that doesn't look healthy and send it to a lab to be tested.

  • Heartburn
  • Feeling sick to your stomach
  • Vomiting
  • Blood in your stool
  • Losing weight without trying

From: Conditions That Seem Like IBS But Aren't WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)."

United European Gastroenterology Journal : "Are IBD patients more likely to have a prior diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome? Report of a case-control study in the General Practice Research Database."

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation: "What are Crohn's & Colitis?"

Mayo Clinic: "Ulcerative Colitis," "Lactose Intolerance," "Diverticulitis," "Pancreatitis," "Microscopic colitis."

Clinical Endoscopy : "A Case of Parasite Invasion of the Intestinal Tract: A Missed Diagnosis in Irritable Bowel Syndrome."

Celiac Disease Foundation: "What is Celiac Disease?" "Celiac Disease Screening and Diagnosis."

Harvard Medical School: "Stress and the sensitive gut."

National Pancreas Foundation: "About the Pancreas," "Common Disorders of the Pancreas."

American Cancer Society: "Can Stomach Cancer Be Found Early?" "Signs and Symptoms of Stomach Cancer," "Tests for Stomach Cancer."

Endometriosis UK: "Understanding Endometriosis," "Endometriosis and the Bowel."

Merck Manual: "Hookworm Infection (Ancylostomiasis)."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 08, 2018

SOURCES:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)."

United European Gastroenterology Journal : "Are IBD patients more likely to have a prior diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome? Report of a case-control study in the General Practice Research Database."

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation: "What are Crohn's & Colitis?"

Mayo Clinic: "Ulcerative Colitis," "Lactose Intolerance," "Diverticulitis," "Pancreatitis," "Microscopic colitis."

Clinical Endoscopy : "A Case of Parasite Invasion of the Intestinal Tract: A Missed Diagnosis in Irritable Bowel Syndrome."

Celiac Disease Foundation: "What is Celiac Disease?" "Celiac Disease Screening and Diagnosis."

Harvard Medical School: "Stress and the sensitive gut."

National Pancreas Foundation: "About the Pancreas," "Common Disorders of the Pancreas."

American Cancer Society: "Can Stomach Cancer Be Found Early?" "Signs and Symptoms of Stomach Cancer," "Tests for Stomach Cancer."

Endometriosis UK: "Understanding Endometriosis," "Endometriosis and the Bowel."

Merck Manual: "Hookworm Infection (Ancylostomiasis)."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on February 08, 2018

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