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  • Pancreatitis pain

    Can anyone tell me if Pancreatic pain can be felt if you love e on your left side? Sometimes when I'm in bed and lying on my left side it's painful. If I lie on my back the pain is worse. I have also developed oily bowel movements that sometimes float. I have had 3 Amylase blood test before with...

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  • Some friendly guidance needed please.......

    Hi, have just joined the group so am very new to this and would be very grateful for any help/information that's out there. I won't bore you with all the details at this stage, but I had a MRI scan which showed a large stone in the central section of my pancreas along with a few smaller ones,...

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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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  • Pancreas Divisum aftermath

    I had acute pancreatitis back in 2005, unable to determine what the cause was, they reluctantly removed my gallbladder spite seeing no signs of gallstones. After surgery to remove my gallbladder, the pancreatitis worsened & my levels got much worse. I was then sent by ambulance to Johns Hopkins for...

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  • Chronic pancreatitis

    hello again I am a 56 year old male and have been diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis a few months ago. My GP had sent me to a whole lot of test. I had a CAT scan,a MRI scan,a gastroscoy and also and then they did another gastroscoy to take a biopsy of the tissue. A whole lot more.that is when I found...

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  • Pancreatitis?

    I'm not sure what's going on, but I suspect pancreatitis. Doctors have suspected pancreatitis but I've never been diagnosed.  I do have several food allergy/intolerances and I do try to avoid those foods. I don't drink alcohol but do have several health issues. On and off over the...

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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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  • 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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  • Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency?

    Guys with EPI or mild EPI. I had one bout of mild pancreatitis and LARGE bubbles of gas form all over my colon. Get stuck everywhere and pop. They are now hurting the lining of my gut. Im having tests for Crohns. Are these bubbles caused by EPI? I dont have diarreah but i do have severe pain all over...

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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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  • Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency

    My 4 year old was diagnosed with EPI after stool testing due to stomach pain and abnormal stools. We sent her stools to 2 different labs 3 times to confirm. Although her vitamin levels looked good, we did a pancreatic stimulation test. This test collected samples of what her pancreas was producing and...

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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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  • Early morning pancreatic attacks.

    Hi i had 2 major AP attacks. and recently im facing early morning short time pancreatic attacks. weekly twice or thrice. which lasts for 5min. what should id do ? Is there a way to get rid of this ? it is depressing me.

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  • Warning Signs of an Attack?

    Hi! I'm new here and looking for information. My husband had an acute pancreatitis attack about a year ago now. He was a seriously heavy drinker then and not much has changed minus he switched from liquor to beer.  The other night he went to his best buddy's birthday party and got way too...

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  • new to the forum and have questions

    Hi I am new to this forum and would like to understand more about what i have found myself having to deal with. In sept 2015 at the age of 52 i had an attack one morning which was quickly diagnosed at the A&E stage as pancreatitis. over the next few months it was determined that i had severe acute...

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  • My left side rib cage is sticking out

    I'm still yet to be diagnosed with CP but I have most of the symptoms. Now my rib cage (where that pain is mostly present) sticks out, it's really swollen! Has anyone else had this? Hope everone is ok.

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  • Pancreatitis Attack

    I just got a bad attack this morning.  In lot of pain and haven't eaten  anything.  What can I do at home to heal myself.  I'm suuposed to leave on vacation on Monday.  Hoping I could manage without going to ER.   I haven't had an attack for 6 months.  Please...

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  • Coming up to six months since acute pancreatitis diagnosis

    Hi, Looking for a bit of adivse/share my experiences with people. In October I was rushed to hosptial where I found out I had acute pancreatitis from too much alcohol. I was a heavy drinker from the age of 18 and I'm now 25. I was kept in hosptial for 6 days. I was advised by one doctor to...

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  • 4 year old high amylase a d lipase

    Hi my dd was referred to hospital for suspected diabetes. Blood tests for that came back.ok but showed high amylase and lipase she has lymph nodes up in her neck recurrent daily stomachs pains and constant back ache we have to go back to hospital next week for repeat bloods and ultrasound...

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  • Pancreatic duct dilation

    I've had pancreatitis several times in the last 5 years and bile duct pain previously. Recently I've had three different CT Scans and all three show dual duct dilation (both pancreas duct and bile duct) but my blood work was normal not showing pancreatitis. Of course I'm concerned I have...

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  • I lost my apetite and got constipation after pancritites?

    Hello Every one! I did experience exterme abdominal pain (42 days ago) and was admitted to hospital and was diagonised with acute pancreatities. I spent three days im hospital. My amylase value was 576 then. Inflammed pancrease was detected on CT scan. No gall stones found on the ultrasound. I had smilar...

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  • Hospitalized with Acute Pancreatitis

    I have been home for a week now after being rushed to the hospital by ambulance and getting a diagnosis of Acute Pancreatitis. I was deathly ill with pain shooting constantly in the upper middle of my chest, horrible pain, and radiating into the back both sides and then vomiting bile. They put me on...

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  • Serum lipase slightly elevated and serum amylase normal

    Hi Folks!  Just a quick history of mine: i have been suffering from persistent abdominal pain (burning type of pain) for the past two to three years and since then i have had frequent bowel moments (usually take Imodium once or twice a week to hold my BMs).I have been to numerous GI specialists...

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  • Pancreas

    I've had pancreatitis attack 3 times (not from alcohol) the 3rd time my doctor organised a MRI to check for gallstones and see how my pancreas was. And everything was normal, however it did show my pancreas was a sausage shape but all normal. So my doctor said because I have no gallstones I can either...

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  • Cyst on pancreas

    Hi, I would love some help... Over the past year I have been experiencing pain in the epigastric area and right side under ribs. At times I experience back pain but I couldn't say that the pain is radiating through from the front abdomen. The pain is chronic, at best in the morning and gets worse...

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  • Pancreas Divisum

    Hi, does anyone have experience with pancreas divisum? I have just received my recent MRI and MRPC report through the post saying I have pancreas divisum. Everything else with the pancreas looked normal. I'm a bit bewildered ad I haven't seen my consultant yet. Although I've been suffering...

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  • Left side stitch and bloating

    It's been 8 weeks since my traumatic time having gallbladder removed .I have been getting what I call a left sided stitch after even a slice of toast I can't have a proper meal as it agrivates it my doctor told me to take peppermint tablets he gave me but gave me chronic heartburn has anyone...

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  • Possible chronic pancreatis

    Hi, have not been diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis, however, something is up with either my liver or pancreas, i have fat in my stool after testing , doctors says its mild increase in fat, i cant see any fat but my stools are just looser and more bulky than before, sometines float sometimes not, ...

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  • Throat hurts and chest burns

    I don't know where to go with is I am so scared of cancer My throat has been killing me to the point of waking me, I finally went to the doctor and they told me a sinus infection I have a bad stomach so I was on a mild antibiotics, I felt fine while on it, and I Habe to admit, I did drink a cocktail...

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  • What are your symptoms during an acute attack?

    Hello, I am wanting to find out what people's symptoms are during an actue pancreatitis attack please? How they are triggered and how you got diagnosed? I have been having attacks that are getting progressively worse for the past year which include left upper abdominal pain, central upper abdominal...

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  • Pancreatitis and air bubbles / digestion problems

    Hi guys. Since my attack last August i have very bad digestion issues and what seems to be gas bubbles popping everywhere in my intestines and sometimes high up under my ribs. I feel it in my back too. And the air gets stuck in my left side. What is this? I am on creon. It doesnt help at all. It's...

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  • Pancreas Divisum

    I started having attacks around age 15. ER trips in college with horrid pain that I wanted to die! I was told reflux, given GI cocktails, and it was menstrual cramps. It wasn't til I read and finished nursing school that I came to conclusion something was wrong with my pancreas or gallbladder. My...

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  • Worried about Pancreatic Cancer

    Hi there As the title suggests, i am really concerned about Pancreatic cancer. I am 35 years old and in the past few months have started with some very strange symptoms: March - Kidney area pain and dry mouth. Tests: Bloods- all normal including Diabetes. April - Pain under ribcage, both sides. This...

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