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I am a 21 year old male and I'm worried that I might have pancreatitis. I am bit of a hypochondriac so my anxiety acts up periodically whenever I take notice to my symptoms. starting 1 year ago after I left school I started using my computer very frequently without any proper ergonomics, never left my house much or exercised. Afterwards I've I started having back and chest pain(sternum and popping sound) which I ignored for sometime until I visited a public hospital and spoke with a nurse. Along with those issues I had sciatic pain in my left leg, heart palpitations and pain in my lower left rib.
I was told by the nurse to use proper computer ergonomics around while using computer, limit my time sitting and exercise. I took her advice and several weeks after all my musculoskeletal reduced and the anxiety went down. However the mild back pain and the dull pain I felt in my upper left quadrant had me googling till I came across pancreatitis. Although the pain in those areas I described only act up when sitting or standing for a lengthy period and I don't seem to have the other symptoms described for pancreatitis I'm still concerned.
The sensation is right under my lower left rib(like a bit towards the surface) feels quite dull in a sense and gets a bit painful when sitting or standing for a lengthy period(Icing the area does help relieve the ache). This goes along with the back pain which calms down after supporting my lumbar region. My pain areas are the ones I've seen described for pancreatitis and I realize that I can feel the pain more if I curve backwards. Despite my age I don't drink alcohol, smoke or do drugs. I did a hemoglobin test about a week ago and it was 4.9 but I do plan on doing a full blood and urine test. I was told to also told to treat my anxiety and spend more time outside my house as my symptoms could be anxiety related. How do I know if my pain is pancreatitis or muscle related?
*Please feel free to ask me anything more If it will help... Thank you.
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