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Hi, my name is James and in Summer 2017 I started with a strange set of symptoms that made me think I had a pancreas issue.
I had pale stools, tingling skin, itchiness, dry mouth and fatigue as well as a mild but constantly noticeable twinge at the bottom of and under my left rib cage.
My appetite remained okay and there was no weight loss/gain pattern of any note.
I saw my GP who conducted a range of blood tests, urine tests, abdominal ultrasound and a CT with contrast of upper and lower abdominal area . Ultimately, there was nothing remarkable and no diagnosis was made.
Over time the symptoms subsided.
However, a few weeks ago a similar pattern of symptoms emerged. I started with stomach ache which was a mild gnawing pain and my stomach felt very acidic. That passed but shortly after and now for the past 3 weeks i have been suffering with a very dry mouth, itchy skin all over (no rash/redness), pain under both sets of ribs as well as in the kidney areas and tingling skin.
The GP checked for diabetes through urine and blood tests and those tests along with a standard battery of tests (bbc, u&e etc) were all normal.
I then went for an abdominal ultrasound which looked in detail at the Liver, aorta, spleen, kidneys, gall bladder, pancreas and bile ducts and again, the technician said he had a great view of all the organs and it was totally unremarkable and that I have nothing to worry about from that perspective.
So in conclusion, with 2 rounds of this in less than 12 months and specialists, GP 's seemingly unfazed, can anyone, from experience or professional perspective explain the itching, tingling left upper quadrant pain etc.
This has got me feeling really down and I feel like a burden to my family as I know something isn't right but nobody can identify a cause. If anyone has any thoughts, I would love for you to share them.
Thanks for your time.
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