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Hello there! I've had slightly elevated lipase levels since September. Normal range per test is anything below 60...the first time I had them checked they were 101, the 2nd time, 84 and on Thursday they are 69. So far, this is the only test with abnormal results. I've had a hidascan, normal...abdominal ultrasound and endoscopy, normal.
For the past 6 weeks I've been suffering from a burning pain right below my sternum...sometimes it feels like a squeezing pain in between my rib cage, right in the center. Sometimes it feels like pressure, like something is stuck in there or something is swelling up. When I have flare-ups, my poop will turn a dark green and be very smelly...it feels like I am burning inside but heartburn or any damage from acid was ruled out and not present. No gastritis or ulcers either...no vomitting...I've lost weight...about 10 pounds in the past month. I have lots of gas and belching and my stomach will look bloated. I don't drink or smoke and I am 39 years old. My primary doctor diagnosed me with CP based on my lipase values and symptoms...does this sound like CP to any of you? I've read the hallmark symptom is abdominal pain, but that can be so subjective...mine "pain" burns and feels like it's squeezing...I have 3 kids and I'm so scared...just looking for some answers and reassurance here... Thank you...
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