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Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Disorders

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  • Describe Your Pancreatitis Pain & Symptoms Please

    I have been suffering from severe Upper stomach pain from the last 6 months. It all started when I took 7 days antibiotics course for Hpylori. I did not have any symptoms of hpylori but doctor prescribed me the antibiotics (Amoxicilin, Clairythromycin & Nexium). Upon second or third day I developed...

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  • The high cost of Creon digestive enzymes

    Hi ! I just checked out the cost of Creon digestive enzymes and was shocked at the price of this medication. Not sure if I'm able to afford them. Can anyone tell me  why Creon is so expensive? There are other enzymes on the market at a fraction of the cost and I'm asking myself if its a...

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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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  • Low lipase level. I'm scared.

    Hi everyone. A little about me first. I'm a 35 year old woman. 133 lbs. Non smoker. Occasional wine drinker. So in the past 2 months or so I've been very dizzy and weak off and on. In the past 3 weeks I have been very sick with diarrhea and still have the extreme dizziness, fatigue and weight...

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  • How concerned should I be?

    Hi all, Since August last year, I have been experiencing worsening discomfort under the left ribs which radiates to the back. In addition, I have a fat stool (but normal colour) around once a week. As a result, this has left me in a constant state of worry that I have pancreatic cancer as the discomfort...

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  • Worried I have pancreatic cancer .Doctor is being dismissive .

    I am a 36 year old woman who has been severely ill since the past twenty days or so .I have been to two different doctors ,One of them a very senior one but both of them have been pretty dismissive . Following are my symptoms which seem to correspond with symptoms of pancan -   Pain in the...

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  • Still worrying

    Hi I'm very worried about pancreatic cancer, I've had symptoms that started last year which worried me and here I am again in a state of panic. I have numerous v

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  • Still worrying

    Hi I'm very worried about pancreatic cancer, I've had symptoms that started last year which worried me and here I am again in a state of panic. I have numerous visits to my gp all saying I'm fine, numerous blood tests that always come back fine. I have seen consultant gastro, who asked me...

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  • Constant pain under left rib cage?

    Hi every one. I am a 20 year old female who has been experiencing consistent pain under my left rib cage. I would actually classify it as more of a discomfort than a pain. The discomfort has also radiated into my back. I have also been noticing other signs of pancreatic disorders such as itchy skin,...

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  • Is this Pancreatic Cancer ?

    I am a 37 year old mom and my health seems to have really gone downhill in the past one month .I have had an upset stomach (though no pale stools ),dull pain below the left breast bone and back after eating .I am gaseous and burping a lot  ...My biggest worry is my left leg has also been aching...

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  • Pain under left rib cage - intensifying.

    Hi, my name is James and in Summer 2017 I started with a strange set of symptoms that made me think I had a pancreas issue. I had pale stools, tingling skin, itchiness, dry mouth and fatigue as well as a mild but constantly noticeable twinge at the bottom of and under my left rib cage. My appetite remained...

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  • Chronic Calcific Pancreatitis_Problems and Life Expectancy

    Hello, I have been diagnosed with Chronic Calcific Pancreatitis 6 months ago with epigastric pain, radiating to back and increased postprandially associated with steatorrhoe undoucmented weight loss. CEC Abdomen showed chronic pancreatitis with dilated pancreatic duct and extensive calcification. I underwent...

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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? What were your symptoms?

    Hi, I'm getting more convinced i've got this dreadful disease as each day goes by. I've been to the gp on the NHS a few tomes i've had a blood test and an ultrasound. Because nothing showed up on either test i've basically been told it is anxiety. I feel in pain every day, nauseated...

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  • Help me Diagnose Pancreatits & Share your Experience Please

    So I have been having constant Severe Upper stomach pain after using Hpylori antibiotics course. It has been almost 5 months with no relief. Endoscopy, blood tests and ultrasound all normal. I am explaining my pain here for possible diagnosis. My stomach gets stiff with even slight activity as brushing...

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  • Problem with Pancreas?

    Hello, I am a silent reader of this great community but now I have some questions. Something about me: I am male, 30, used to smoke around 9 years ago, i had alcohol but very few times in my entire life that was also way before, around 9 years ago. Not so active but never been obese, weight around 84KG...

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  • Pancreatic Cancer?

    Hi, I've had constant pain in the upper left abdomen and back. The pain is a dull ache but seems to be increasing. Certain movements make it worse, like moving my back backwards or stomach forwards. Stretching makes it hurt more. Does this seem like pancreatic cancer? 

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  • How reliable is Abdominal ultrasound?

    Hi, I've had chronic upper abdominal pain for 7 weeks, this has never gone away and moves into the back. I feel it is worse on movement, otherwise its a dull nagging ache in the upper left of the abdomen. I've had mild nausea but eating ok. Stools seem to be more frequent and starting to float,...

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  • A problem I’ve ignored for years that is now freaking me out

    It started in 2014... I was underweight and trying to gain weight but I started eating too much all of a sudden. My stomach was really upset all the time, I was sick and in pain and very nauseous especially when close to my period. The symptoms stopped as soon as I stopped forcing myself to eat too much...

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  • Can chronic pancreatitis cause constant burning tongue?

    I was diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis approximately three years ago, mainly based on slightly elevated lipase levels (usually appr 50-75, with the normal range at this particular lab being 15-48), as well as an intermittent slight tingly, prickly feeling in my upper left back. I also had a couple...

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  • Worried about Mum

    Hi everyone, I’m starting to worry about my mum for about 5-6 weeks now my mum has been having pain after eating anything in her abdominal, she went to the doctors for bloods and they phoned her to say her pancreas levels have slightly increased, she got a letter through yesterday for an ultrasound 18th...

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  • How to gain weight with chronic pancreatitis???

    I was just diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis... I have always been small... I've been trying to gain weight for years but I would always stay around 100lbs... Now I have dropped to 90lbs and really look sickly... I'm new to this and still trying to figure out what I can and can't eat......

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  • Bypass and mild acute pancreatitis

    My mom had a bypass surgery on 14.03.2018. We took her home after that. After 3 days she started complaining about left side stomach ache, vomiting and had high fever 101, 102. We rushed to hospital again where doctor told its mild acute pancreatitis. Now the stomach ache is gone but the fever doesnt...

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  • Acute pancreatitis & hair loss

    My 14 year old daughter suffered from a sudden & severe bout of acute pancreatitis in January this year. She was in the children’s hospital Alder Hey for several weeks - she struggled to get over the pancreatitis due to complications of fluid collections (very large pseudocyst)& CPR markers,...

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  • HELP please with My sons chronic pancreatitis

    My son has had chronic pancreatitis  for a number of years now (he's only 25) he doesn't drink or smoke, He under a pain specialist now and every time he goes they increase his dosage, my lad is in pain 5 out of 7 days all year round,I am after advice what to do next it's...

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  • Has anyone had problems breathing and have high heart rate???

    Went to the Dr due to upper abdominal pain... Blood work showed elevated lipase levels... Had a ct haven't got the results back yet... But starting yesterday my oxygen levels are staying around 95 will drop into 70s at times and my heart is pounding around 120s usually in the 50s or 60s... And my...

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  • Chronic Pancreatitis

    Hi i was diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis December 2006 and much to me relief as the doctors were starting to think the pain was all in my mind altho i lost 6 stone so i knew something was not right! It all started about 4 years ago when i collasped at work due to sever stabbing and burning pain...

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  • IBS flare up/Virus or pancreatic issue?

    I've been suffering from a basic IBS-D since last aummer: a rapid transit, mucus and soft stools which were fixed using a clay-based drug (very popular for diarrhea in my country). I also have flares from time to time, usually some kind of virus that people around me usually suffer from at the same...

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  • High lipase

    Hello; I have high lipase . They did an ultrasound and CT scan. Everything fine. Not even fluid around pancreas. All other blood work fine. Has anyone had anything similar? Thank you

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  • How is the painP

    Hi I am 50 Years After 20 years of daily drinking and the last 2-3 years heavy I am free since 21 days today 2-3 cigaretts a day and i did stopp also with that for some days ago All of my illness I treated with alkohol but all of my problem stay when I dont drink I am in total panic that I have destroyed...

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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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