30 years old and scared that I have pancreatic cancer

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hello;

ive had very bad smelling oily stools for a while now and other than that im in no pain or discomfort. my skin is normal colour.

ive got an appointment in july for hospital, and after 2 bloodtests my amylase serum is boarderline and ive been told to take these results with me to the hospital.

im scared that ive got pancreatic cancer at the age of 30.

has anyone ever had similar symptoms?

thank you

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    Pancreatic cancer is very very rare before 50. Esp if you dont have risk factors like diabetes, pancreatitis etc. Also foul smelling stools/malabsorption can indicate a problem with your intestines or gallbladder. From structural defects to lack of digestive enzymes. Dont stress yourself as it causes havoc on your Digestive health. Let your doctors decide and give you a diagnosis rather than diagnosing yourself. All the best

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    If you are in the UK and the doctor had any suspicion whatsoever, you would have had a 2 week referral to hospital, not a 2 month wait. In preparation I suggest you keep a food diary for a time before your hospital appointment.

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    I believe you would have had unexplained weight loss if that was the case, don't worry, stressing about health adds so many more symptoms to our problems.

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      i am very light, around 7 stone 8 mark and i am a little underweight but, since my teens ive always been a light person and that weight has always been consistant!

      im one of those people who can eat and eat and eat and not gain weight easily. always have been

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