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I have a question regarding pancreatitis. For the past two and a half years, I have had pain in my upper left rib cage on and off. The pain is not below the rib cage, but ON the rib cage just below my left breast. In fall of 2015, I had an abdominal CT scan and an ultrasound. Then a colonoscopy which revealed diverticulosis and a large benign colon polyp. The pain in my left rib cage has continued on and off. A year ago in February 2017, I had severe stomach pain and ended up in Urgent Care, where they did another CT with contrast, which revealed nothing unusual. Then in June, I broke a rib (I have broken many and been diagnosed with osteopenia), and my doctor ordered another Abdominal Ultra Sound and CT with contrast to check for tumors on my ribs, and this again showed nothing abnormal. She also ordered bloodwork including the CA-19 and that was normal. Now the pain has returned and my back hurts as well. The pain remains in the left rib cage area, and and wraps around to my side and back. But rib cage is tender to the touch. I had blood work done last week - a CMP and all was normal. Could this be a pancreatic problem? I am fearful of chronic pancreatitis as a family member has just been diagnosed (not a blood relative). I am not jaundiced and my bilirubin was normal. I have not lost weight, and my appetite is fine. My stools are normal, although I do have looser stools if I drink wine - never more than 3 glasses in one evening. But I had wine this past weekend and my mid back on the left side has a stabbing pain now. I am grateful for any insights you can provide.
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