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I've been thru hell and back it seems over the last 4 months. This all started almost 2 years ago with occasional back back and pain just under mid breast bone in middle. it would come and go, with some attacks. Went to back doctor, not back. It came and went, starting in 2018, things started to get worse. March / April started getting really bad and has continually gotten worse. The pain in the back has slowly gotten very bad, comes and goes and radiates front to back, moves around from middle to right side and back. Had all the gallbladder test, thought we had it figured out with a 37% HIDA scan EF, but just did a HIDA yesterday it came back at 87% EF, i'm now back to my pancreas as a possibility. I have had overactive bowels for years but they got much worse during this last year, lots of diarreah, but now more solid but producing some fatty, greasy and some floating stools. I feel like I have the flu a lot, having to drag myself out of bed. The on / off dark urine started beginning of the year also, it seems I get dehydrated really easy now maybe that is the cause but it goes from a darker yellow to clear and back. I don't really notice that meals produce the pain, it seems to come and go sometimes light sometimes with a vengeance. I have a good bit of fatigue also and have lost 10 pounds in the last 6 weeks or so seems like losing muscle, people telling me I look thinner and I can feel it. I have had starting last year, 2 abdominal ultrasounds, 2 CT scans (one with pancreas protocol), 3 HIDA scans and 2 Xray's, endoscope and colonoscopy in the last 12 months. The only thing that ever showed a bit was a almost abnormal HIDA at 37% EF and a little bit of sludge in gallbladder and a small hiatial hernia and a inflamed esophagus which meds have fixed. My GI said take out the gall bladder and we will go from there, surgeon said same thing, my internist said no it's not that.... which is why I am here. I go back in to see him today, I want to demand a MRI / MRCP and if that is normal, a EUS. I don't know he will order both. I am nervous about the possibility of Pancreatic Cancer, but i'm 43 and a bit young for that and the 2 CT's do make me feel much better about that. I have read that Chronic Pancreatits is difficult to diagnose. All of my bloodwork was normal except for a just above the high range ALT liver enzyme for one test and quickly back to normal. All else was mostly normal. My WBC and RBC have always been just below the low number or just above the low number for the last 5 years, but all in all the bloodwork has been normal. I did the CA 19-9, CEA and other tumor markers, all normal and pancreatic enzymes normal. I'm at a loss, but are feeling miserable and in a lot of pain. Looking for some advise, is this possible pancreas issues that anyone has experienced before and should I take that gallbladder out?
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