Gas and inflammation of the abdomen and digestive tract are common to those suffering from pancreatic cancer. In particular, gas will develop very quickly following a meal. Typically, these bloating and gas symptoms are accompanied by a diminished appetite. Many patients report feeling uncomfortably full after eating less than half their normal amount of food. Bloating may be accompanied by heartburn and/or indigestion.
Pancreatic cancer tumors can impact surrounding organs and bodily structures, exerting pressure on the stomach and abdomen and making it harder for your stomach to process its contents. As a result, food clears from your body more slowly, and you feel fuller for longer periods of time and don’t want to eat more. This can also lead to a sustained general feeling of nausea, which will generally intensify over time. Bloating may become severe enough to warrant a visit to the doctor.
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