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Hello, everyone. I have an undiagosed problem, suspected by one doctor to be a CP, but not confirmed. I've had gallstones since I was a teenager. In my early 20s we took the gallbladder out, but several months later the duct got blocked. We did an ERCP and doctors cut the papilla. I developed acute pancreatitis. After I recovered from that though I continued having gallbladder/pancreatitis type of severe pain. Doctors shrugged it off since they didn't know why I'm having it.
During one of my ER visits in the beginning of 2013 the acho and then scan read another acute pancreatitis. But my amilase was normal, so doctors shrugged it off again. My ASAT, ALAT and GGT were elevated, so they said there was some temporary kind of block or spasm of the bile duct. Didn't put me on a diet or anyhting. After this hospital visit my health started worsening. I stated having very often, almost daily, low grade fevers in the aternoon with chills and sweating and all. Started feeling sick and throwing up in the mornings, feeling dizzy, getting tachicardia. Lost a lot of weight. Gradually developed severe chronic diarrhea. By the end of 2014 I was barely able to function, spending most of my time in the bathroom, feeling sick all the time, endlessly exhausted. And still very often in pain in my upper abdomen, also in the back. Very specific type of pain.
Some months ago I did an endoscopic echo and doctors saw enlarged head of pancreas, unhomogenous structure and scar tissue (or something like that). Also emlarged lymph node by the head of the pancreas. They said they can't be sure what it is - could be old scarring, could be something chronic going on. Gave me enzymes which help quite a lot with the diarrhea, which is a huge relief. But I still get the subfebrile fevers very often, still feel very tired...better than before, though. Does it sound like CP and if it does...what can I do to make it better (I follow a very light diet which is supposed to be very easy on the pancreas). I would be so greatful if you could share some experience...
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