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Hello, am new to the group and trembling slightly as I type I am living outside,of the UK in France at the moment. Have suffered for as long as I can remember from severe bloating which afetr years of self diagnosing have never been able to "beat" - I'm 64 yrs old and even years after the menopause still seem to have the sam pms as I had in my yuth, incl mood swings, teneder breasts, and so on, get these symptoms every 15 days including the excessive bloating.
A year ago during an episode of severe bloating I went to see my doctor who suggested pancreatic cancer and gave me lots of blood tests to have done and stool/urine etc - he is not a "hands on" doctor apart from taking BP he has never actually "examined " me
I only went for my tests last month as to be honest I am a coward and he had frightened me with his suspicions - results were all OK, except one which is considered a tumor marker (?) the AFP level which was 15,5 UI/ml and should be under 6,7 UI/ml
My doctor gave me a prescription to have an Ultrasound scan because of this abnormality and as of yet I haven't plucked up courage to make the appointment (silly I know!)
Since seeing the doc I'm now having discomfort under my right side rib cage into the back, which i didn't have before and have convinced myself i have some horrible disease which I wont be able to cope with
My question is has anyone had completely normal blood results yet a higher AFP ? I have perhaps read too much info and getting myself confused so if anyone has had similar "problems" I would greatly appreciate some advice - Thanks so much
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