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  • Acute Pancreatitis

    I have been having severe pain in my back between shoulder blades radiating to the sterum after eating for months now and my Dr just said it was probably arthritis. Well two weeks ago while showering the room started spinning and I got very sick to my stomach then passed out in shower. My husband got...

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  • Pancreas pain docs not listening!!!!

    It started in April 2014 with a pulsating pain in my throat with electric shock type pains Inbetween my shoulders and mid back, spontaneous pain , that's not set off by anything , just random.... Iv had nausea gone off food for few days... Had blood streaks in sick... Terrible upper abdominal pain...

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  • Describe your chronic pancreatitis pain

    My doctor thinks I may have chronic pancreatitis and is sending me for an ultrasound scan. Please can you describe your symptoms and pain please. From reading online the pain is horrendous, my pain is mild to moderate but constant with no rest from it. It is worse with walking etc and slightly better...

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  • How can I work when I never know when attackis going to come

    Hi! I have recently been diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis. My question is how can I work when I have an attack which usually sends me to the hospital for 3 days. Most employers are not ok with this. This all so new to me and I'm trying to wrap my my head around understanding this disease. Also...

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  • Chronic Pancreatitis Pain Control

    Hi all, I'm new here but glad I found this. Just want to know how some of you guys are coping with the pain and also the complete loss of energy that I now have in advanced CP. if anyone wants to ask me anything. Great  Thanks!

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  • It does get better! Acute Pancreatitis

    Hi there, Almost 4 weeks ago I had my first (and hopefully last) acute pancreatic attack. I was hospitalized and put on nil by mouth for 36 hours. My hospital stay was for three nights and then I came home. The first few weeks at home were very average. I was in quite a bit of discomfort (especially...

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  • Pancreatic Cancer - terrified I have it

    I am 52 and female.  I’ve been having Epigastric pain for a few weeks.  I also suffer from health anxiety.  Since December 2016 I’ve had an abdominal ultrasound, 2 CT’s an endoscopy and just had an. MRCP.  The only finding is a dilated common bile duct.  My GI now wants me to...

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  • Beem having problems with hospitals because of my insurance

    Was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pancreatitis. Found out I test positive for CF. Carry a mutated CF gene with markers for MCAD. Never had or do I have lung problems. Seems to only attack my pancreas Damage done they removed the tail of my pancreas and spleen. Still have attacks but I don't always...

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  • 21 year old female, terrified I have pancreatic cancer!

    Just putting it out there - I have suffered with health anxiety in the past but I'm so convinced I have something wrong this time. For a month now I have had left side pain, in my back and stomach between ribs and hip bone. The pain is dull and persistent - not bad. I can continue as normal, working...

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  • Acute pancreatitis or Chronic pancreatitis?

    Hi everyone first time posting but needed some advice. When I was 18 I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis affecting my whole colon. I was in lots of pain and lots of bleeding at the time and was given mesalamine and corticosteroids. After 3 months of intense mesalamine 3g a day I had intense pain...

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  • Terrified I have pancreatic cancer?

    Hi all. For the past 3 months, I have practically convinced myself that I have pancreatic cancer. I have really bad health anxiety and am a complete hypochondriac, however, I truly think I might have this. To start, I am 20 year old female, pretty healthy, normal weight, never drink or smoke, and have...

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  • Pain under left ribs

    Hi, I've been having recurring pain under my lower left ribs for 5 months now. Dr has tested bloods, all normal. Had full cardiologist check, ecg etc all normal. The pain initially felt like a really uncomfortable ball under my ribs and I struggled with sitting for a couple of days. Standing, walking...

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  • So scared I have Pancreatic cancer :(((

    I have been experiencing certain symptoms for a few months and doctors suspect IBS but I suspect something else. I have been passing very greasy, floating stools that are light brown for about 4 months now and I am seeing some undigested food in my stool such as rice, nuts, etc. I have lost very minimal...

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  • Symptoms of Pancreatic cancer?

    I have had yellow stools going on 4 years....i had 2 upper endoscopies a colonoscopy had 2 ultrasounds that turned up nothing...when this started 4 years ago i was ill loss of appetite lost 20 pounds. I finaly got better felt normal but the yellow stools have always stayed...Dr dismissed my yellow stools...

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  • Pancreas, hypoglycemia, pre-diabetes, celiac?

    Hello all, I'm 27 and in relatively good health and have never had any major medical issues. I can drink my fair share and used to socially smoke quite a bit, but I rarely have the opportunity these days with a small child who keeps me active. Around October I began experiencing nausea (no vomiting)...

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  • Pancreatic issues and exercise

    Hi all, I am currently undergoing test for a pancreatic cyst. I already had a mri scan and I will have an endoscopy in a few weeks time. I have many symptoms like pain on my left side and all over the abdomen, nausea, problem with food etc but I haven't have any diagnosis from the specialist...

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  • Pancreatic cancer as I have steatorrhea so scared

    Is it possible to have symptoms of a cancer and still be alive 26 months later, my fears are pancreatic cancer and I can not shake this. It started 2 years ago with a terrible stomach pain which lasted a few days then the yellow bowel movements which led to 2 stone weight loss I also developed terrible...

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  • Pancreatitis

      Hello. I was diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis in September of last year 2017 after a debilitating attack of what I thought was stomach ache. Hitherto I had never heard of the disease. After a couple of days in the hospital with what in my lay man’s view were constant doses of painkillers and...

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  • Unsolved Pancreas / Gallbladder - Normal tests

    From the US here. I am 29 and come from great genetics with no medical problems on either side.  In Feb 2014 I had a severe (what I thought was food poisoning) attack with severe abdominal pain with nausea and didn't go to the hospital.  I recovered after a week or two with terrible bowel...

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  • Pancreatic cyst and nausea and stomach ache

    Hi all, I have been told that I have a 45mm cyst in the pancreas. I have seen a specialist and they have already done a MRI test. I am waiting to have an endoscopy on the 14th Feb and my next appointment with the specialist will be on the 15th March. I am finding the waiting very hard and making me...

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  • Could coein cause acute pancretitis?

    Hello Guys. I had acute pancreatitis during the summer of 2017 (June, 2017). Then I had another attack 4 days ago. The Doctors assumed that the first attack was due to alcohol and hence, I totally stoped consuming alcohol. But still I was attacked second time. I got appointtement after one month regarding...

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  • Blood test AMYLASE doctor says no pancreatitis?

    Every test I’ve ever had has been good to be honest but dispite this  I still get left and right sided pain a dull ache every day and central chest pain lots of bloating. for over a year. The doctor yesterday said my bloods were just to good to be pancreatitis. He even circled them and said if it...

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  • Pains constant since Christmas

    Hi i have had random pains over the past year where originally I put down to either IBS or gallstones, lately I have googled what else it could possibly be and pancreatitis is one of the possible things it could be, can anyone help.... Since Christmas now I have had constant what I would call ache under...

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  • Worried I Have Pancreatic Cancer ( I have Health Anxiety)

    Hi, I'm not sure if I'm on her for reassurance, a diagnosis or just to vent.  So please bare with me. I'm a 38 Year Old male. I suffer from health anxiety and OCD.  I have most of my life. About 8 months ago my latest episode started with a pain in my upper back.  Since then...

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  • Creon RX

    I got a prescription for Creon DR 24,000 units 180 quantity and it cost me over $1,000 even with the discount from my Blue Cross. I need 2 more refills and I’m looking for a cheaper way to get it.

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  • Chronic pancreatitis or cancer - I'm scared

    I am 42 femaLe I have had stomach pains contstantly for about 8 weeks No jaundice Pain is abouT 5 out of 10 bearable but noticeable Deep and central I have had 1 possible attack of spasmodic stabbing for several hours that the doctor put down to indegestion Have seen a surgeon who ordered ct scan...

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  • Chronic Pancreatitis took me to hell and back!

    Hi, I believe my history of this condition started in 1977 at the age of 24, I began to get discomfort in my abdomen which my GP could not explain and would do anything about, it was not a major problem to me at that time I just new something was not right. About 10 years later things got a lot worse...

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