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I’ve been struggling with abdominal pain since I was 15, and I’m now 22 and never received any answers.
Diagnosed at 19 with chronic pancreatitis (despite having no real tests done other than bloods). Was recently admitted into hospital for a flare up, and sent for an Endoscopic Ultrasound (due to the CP diagnosis with no imagery) but the results weren’t really clear to me so I’m just wondering if anyone can give me a bit of insight into what this means. They’re sending me back to the specialist in 4 weeks for “faecal calprotectin and elastase” but i don’t know what this means.
I feel like I just want answers now after suffering for so long at such a young age... If anyone has had the same results and got a diagnosis, please let me know. There’s nothing worse than telling friends, work or university tutors that you need to stay in bed for a week because you’re in pain but can’t give them a real reason as to why.
Report was as follows:
- “procedure completed successfully to D2”
- “CBD non dilated”
- “duct tapers smoothly into the ampulla”
- “4mm polyp in the GB, no stones”
- “MPD non dilated but ectatic and has hyperechoic thickened walls”
- “pancreas’s parenchyma is not completely normal. there is stranding and some lobularity but no atrophy/cysts or calcifications”
- “impression indeterminate for chronic pancreatitis”
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