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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 in the afternoon. I experience pain (like heartburn) after I excercise, at times cops breath, bloating as the day goes on and fouls smelling gas
I have seen 2 gi speciliast, 2 surgeons and 1 pain management specialist. They have diagnosed me with functional disorder. I am not sure I agree.
All my tests have been clear with the exception of a 0.5 mm cyst found on the head of my pancreas. None of the doctors and surgeons seem to be concerned about this. They say it is an incidental finding and should not be the cause of my pain. This was found 6 months ago from an MRI and is still there on an ultrasound done a couple of weeks ago (hasn't grown). They also found scarring on my kidney and my gallbladder seems a little distended (all in the area of where my pain is).
My question is from the research I have done this could be a puseodocyat which from what I can understand is caused from pancreatitis. The radiologist called it a simple cyst. Is is possible that I could have chronic pancreatitis?
I have had the following tests...all normal which the exception of pancreas cyst, kidney scarring and gallbladder distended (no gallstones)
Blood (about 6 different times), checked allayed lipsase
Gastroscopy x 2 (bile)
Ct (chest and adomen) with contrast
2 x MRI (abdomen)
1 x MRI (sternum)
Stomach emptying test
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