Left mid back pain.

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I have become totally neurotic.  I’m 49 and since January this yr , have had chronic mid left back pain.  It’s there all the time , slightly better in the morning first thing, but get progressively worse as the day goes on.  

I have to be honest and say this really is my only symptom, but it’s there 24/7.  One dr says stress, another says muscular and the osteopath says “stuck emotion”.  I can aggravate it by deep inhalation, but apart from that it’s just there.  ! It drives me mad.  ! And then of course I start to google and before you know it , I’m on a death sentence.  

Would the pain be unbearable with PC after 3 months? 

Would I have developed more symptoms by now ?  

I have a good appetite and have not lost weight. ! 

Thanks in advance x

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    The answer to your first two questions is yes,the pain would be unbearable with PC although not all the time and not always excruitating. And yes, you would have other symptoms especially if this has been going on a while. If you still have an appetite and haven’t lost weight then I would doubt very much that there’s anything seriously wrong with you. Get off Google and do something positive. Listen to your doctors and not random people on the internet. We can’t diagnose you.

    I've had pancreatic cancer and while everyone experiences it differently, I would almost guarantee you have nothing to worry about.

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    If people would stay off line they would be so much better off.  If your not comfortable with what you’ve been told go to a GI Dr for CT scan etc.  

    I feel sure your not in deaths door.  Pancreatitis is a very difficult disease.  With your pain being the only symptom I doubt that’s what you have.  Your mind can make this much worse then it actually is. 

    Good luck with your outcome.  

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    I agree with others. It doesn’t sound like pancreas.. pain is up and down. Mine not always horrible but very distinct in front and back.  Mine also goes in flares not a constant pain and other symptoms .. nausea , vomiting etc. everyone different depending on cause of course but after 3 months you’d have more symptoms. 
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    I don’t have PC but I do have chronic pancreatitis due to Pancreas Divisum (rare condition where you’re born with two pancreatic ducts that never fused together). I suffer from pancreatitis symptoms without getting a full blown attack constantly. Over a matter of months I lost close to 50 pounds, had debilitating pain in my abdomen which also radiates to my mid left back, nausea, bloating, fatigue, itching, hair loss, vomiting and migraines. I’m sure there’s more symptoms but I deal with them every day so I forget about all of them because it’s my new normal. It took the doctors over a year to diagnose my condition. My blood, ultrasound and regular endoscopy all came back normal. The CT Enterography caught atrophy of my pancreas and I researched it and found atrophy was associated with chronic pancreatitis. I was then referred to a GI specialist who ordered the MRCP which found the Pancreas Divisum. Even after the PD was found my GI thought my symptoms were IBS related. I asked to see a pancreas specialist. The pancreas specialist ordered an ERCP. He was able to diagnose chronic pancreatitis through the ERCP. I have never been diagnosed with acute pancreatitis but the PD caused chronic. In my experience, you would be suffering more symptoms than just back pain. You would have pain after eating and it’s so painful that you get scared to eat. I do have herniated discs in my back and I have constant pain but I can tell the difference between the two pains. I would stay clear from the internet because it will cause you stress and the stress alone will cause you pain. I hope you are able to find relief. I use a heat pack on my back and that helps me. 
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