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Ok so I’m 31 years old I’ve been having issues for over a year and a half with pain in my right ribs left ribs and center left of my chest. With most of the pain being next to my sternum the pain is mostly a low 3/10 dull ache that never really goes away. its worse with spicy food or alcohol as the pain comes back almost instantly stays the same for the next day or two but never really goes away. I’ve not done a normal stool in about 6 months always yellow loose and very regular.
The doctors did think it was my gallbladder So booked me in for an ultrasound. they found a small polyp no stones and said it’s nothing to worrie about as bloods were also good. I pushed for more tests as I know my body and somethings not right. But all the doctors keep telling me is that it’s gastritis and I’ve had 3 blood tests all results say I’m healthy.
I wasn’t satisfied with That and when I put into consideration the amount of alcohol I consumed in my youth(a few beers with mates after work most nights for years) I thought it must be my liver so I paid for a fibro scan and that came back as 6.1 a very good score with the average being 7 with the scale going up to 60 the lower the score the better the liver.
I’m sure this pain must be my pancreas as what else could it be? as it’s worse on my left side now and is high up in my chest the pain can go through to the back When it’s really bad it can travel to my lower back with tho odd twinge in my abdomen it also hurts when I breath in but only on the left side next to my nipple.
So I raised my concerns with the doctor again and he said my blood test score for my pancreas is lower than normal and it’s definitely not my pancreas as the numbers would be very high
AMYLASE. 27. IU/L 28 /100
I have no idea what these numbers mean but the doctor circled them with his pen and said there’s no chance it’s your pancreas causing the problem as the numbers would be higher is that correct?
Ive now got to take in a stool sample and do another blood test. I’ve been on omeprozole for two months no better then went onto lansoprozolefor a month to help the. Gastritis but it’s not improved .
I left the doctors today with them telling me yet again is gastritis I never get heart burn so I can’t see how that can be right.
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