Belching and esophageal cancer

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Belching and esophageal cancer

by janeclare1 on Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:23 PM

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My father in law recently completed 6 weeks of intense chemo and radiation and was then given the great news of being cancer free.  He was given the great news in Nov 2010 and is now (already) experiencing terrible belching again.  Belching is what originally brought him to the doctor so obviously he is extremely anxious and worried that this is the start of the terrible cancer all over again this quickly.  Has anybody experienced the belching POST treatment?  He did not have the surgery but does have a feeding tube and is now down to 2 cans daily thru the feeding tube and is eating more regular food.  What causes the belching?

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by eastwest on Thu Feb 03, 2011 03:42 PM

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Hi      Strangely since last December 2009 and my husband first underwent dilations, then stents and chemo/raditation treatments he no longer belchs. No belching but sometimes yucky smell especially when fluids decide to come back up. Irene

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by doingfine on Thu Feb 03, 2011 09:06 PM

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Very interesting.  After my surgery my digestive tract shut down.  I was on Reglin and every day the doctor would come in and say are you burping? Are you passing gas?  The surgeon wasn't happy until I did belch.  Now 6-1/2 years after surgery, I use Multi-Symptom Antacid & Anti-Gas tablets.  The chewables.  Maalox seems to be the best right now.  That seems to get rid of a lot of the gas.  Without getting rid of the gas, I have a lot of pain in my stomach, abdomin.  Everyone is different.  I'll be interested in the posts to follow.  Best wishes and congratulations on being cancer free.

 

 

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by Carolj03 on Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:07 AM

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I have to tell you that it has been 18 months since I had surgery and I did not have to have chemo or radiation however, I seem to be going through different stages and right now I am doing alot of burping ( I love to burp) and I am also doing alot of coughing while eating.  I did not have either one of these things going until about 6 months ago. I am hoping this is just a phase and will go away in time.

Carol

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by Lecorse on Sat Feb 12, 2011 04:49 AM

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I don't know if it is the Turmeric that I use in my food but since my operation in March last year it is not belching that I suffer from but chronic flatulence.

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by janeclare1 on Sat Feb 12, 2011 02:21 PM

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My father-in-law did not have surgery but had intense radiation with chemotherapy.  After 2 months the belching started.  He went in for a blood test (that showed no cancerous cells) and then a cat scan which confirmed no cancer tumors, however scar tissue was said to be the culprit perhaps.  That may be your case as well.  Have a good day.  Keep the faith:)

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