What is stomach cancer pain like?
“For those who do get symptoms, it’s normally this dull, achy pain after eating,” says Dr. El-Hayek. You might also notice nausea, bloating, burping, weight loss and lack of appetite.
Is stomach cancer pain persistent?
Abdominal pain is one of the most common signs of stomach cancer and the symptom that usually prompts people to seek medical attention. 2 Symptoms can range from persistent mild discomfort to severe pain. The pain and discomfort generally occur in the upper abdomen area.
What are the early warning signs of stomach cancer?
Signs and Symptoms of Stomach Cancer
- Poor appetite.
- Weight loss (without trying)
- Abdominal (belly) pain.
- Vague discomfort in the abdomen, usually above the navel.
- Feeling full after eating only a small meal.
- Heartburn or indigestion.
- Vomiting, with or without blood.
Does stomach cancer pain come and go?
If the tumor starts in the small intestine, it can cause the intestines to kink and be blocked for a while. This can cause cramps, belly pain, weight loss, fatigue, bloating, diarrhea, or nausea and vomiting, which might come and go.
Does stomach cancer pain move around?
You might have severe upper abdominal pain that moves into your back if you have cancer in the lymph nodes in the back of your abdomen. You might have a swollen tummy (abdomen) if your cancer has spread to the tissue lining your abdomen (peritoneum). The swelling is due to a build up of fluid called ascites.
When should I be concerned about stomach pain?
If your abdominal pain is serious, doesn’t go away, or keeps coming back, talk to your doctor. Call 911 right away if your belly hurts because you had a recent injury there or if you have any chest pain. You should also contact your doctor as soon as you can if you have symptoms along with the pain, such as: Fever.