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The symptoms of gastric tumors

Tumors in the stomach are quite common. Unfortunately, in most cases, the tumor is malignant. More likely to develop stomach cancer men are twice as likely as women over the age of 40-45 years. Incidence and mortality of gastric cancer ranks second after lung cancer.

Among the factors that increase the risk of disease, heredity, exposure to carcinogens and alcohol. Launched peptic ulcer disease and even frequent gastritis, too, can play a fatal role.

Clinical manifestations of gastric cancer

klinicheskie proyavleniya raka zheludkaSymptoms of stomach cancer may not appear for quite a while. Some discomfort felt by man, can be perceived as a manifestation of gastritis. Even doctors do not always catch the anxiety symptoms and not always on time appoint a full astrologicheskie examination.

As a rule, if problems with the stomach a person loses weight, it may be due to poor appetite and malabsorption of nutrients and vitamins. Gradually a weakness. May develop anemia, which becomes the result of hidden bleeding. Some other features of these hemorrhages may be completely absent. Sometimes they are manifested by vomiting with blood and feces black.

The stomach tumor is so aggressive that even early on very small tumors can metastasize. Moreover, the metastatic spread to distant organs.

What should be alerted?

Careful analysis of patient complaints may give rise to a physician to suspect a malignant tumor of the stomach. Then appoint additional examinations, which will allow you to establish an accurate diagnosis.

Symptoms requiring attention:

  • Deterioration of General health, weakness, reduced work capacity, fatigue for no apparent reason.
  • Unmotivated rise in temperature.
  • Loss of appetite, aversion to food.
  • Progressive weight loss.
  • Pale skin, inexplicable some reason.
  • Loss of joy of life, the decline of interest in family, work, apathy, alienation.

These symptoms are sufficiently characteristic for all tumors. They can become evidence of dysfunctional processes in the body. Tumor, especially malignant, requires power, so she kind of draws from the human forces. Hence the weight loss, weakness and reduced interest in life.

In addition to the General symptoms can be distinguished symptoms indicating problems of the stomach.

  • Gastric discomfort: pain in region of stomach, discomfort, heaviness, mild swelling. All of these sensations can be associated with food intake, and can be permanent.
  • Feeling of fullness of the stomach even with a small amount of food eaten.
  • Soreness in the epigastric region.
  • Nausea, vomiting.

These symptoms may appear on a background of full health, but more often on the background of already existing diseases of the stomach. This is gastritis, gastric ulcer or duodenal ulcer. In the second case, you need to be responsive to the accession of new symptoms, not previously taken place.

The development of the disease

During the progress of the tumor inevitable complications:

  • Bleeding
  • Obstruction food
  • Perforation of the tumor.

In these cases, the clinical picture will change somewhat.

zheludochnoe krovotechenie In obstruction will disturb heaviness in the epigastric region, constant nausea. May be vomiting the food that was eaten a few days ago or gastric contents with a greenish tint. Obstruction usually does not occur overnight, it appears the growth of the tumor, which covers the output ofstomach. Require immediate access to a doctor.

Gastric bleeding can be dangerous. Possible sudden weakness, loss of consciousness, nausea or vomiting. Vomit have a dark color. The chair is black. If bleeding is severe and blood loss is large, then the situation will become critical. In this situation, only emergency care can be a salvation for the patient. And, by the time it sometimes goes for hours or even minutes, if the status is started. You should immediately call an ambulance.

Perforation of the tumor is her breakthrough. When this breaks and the wall of the stomach. Contents out into the abdominal cavity. These developments will inevitably lead to peritonitis. He appears sharp abdominal pain, weakness, fever. The situation is extremely serious and requires immediate professional medical care.