Pancreas

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Hi, is CP felt on left or right of upper abdomen? Feel gassy , gurgling with Intermitent throbs ( worse day after a drink) . Not extremely painful more worrisome thank you

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    your symtoms could possibe indicate bowel blockage which my wife had,ie. gurgling of the bowe for three monthsl go back to docs.and ask for ct scan no x.ray  for peace of mind , my wife was teated for constipation for three months with bowel blockage do not trust doctord now plese insist. a buchan
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    You absolutely need to stop drinking. It is like throwing gas on fire. I'm not judging at all. Just trying to help.
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    I've had this 7 years convinced myself it's cp but every test is negative. I find it hard to believe docs that it's just ibs or gastritis but it most probably is! Pancreas problems are extremely painful not just worry some.
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      We have indeed Natalie, lol. As you know it just goes round and round in your head, trying to diagnose yourself cos Drs seem unable to. I drink very little now. I think well if it is only IBS I can put up with it and have the odd drink, or do I presume the worse and not have a drink when I might be depriving myself for no good reason . After 3 years my symptoms are no worse, so I tend to think CP would have presented itself in a bigger way by now?? Or maybe not. Just know that the gaviscon and ompwrazole they through at you to get you out of surgery don't do a thing for me!
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      I think you would be a lot worse after 3 years. As would I after 7 but like you I can't help but worry. I had a glass of wine most nights last week, only 1 but I was in pain yesterday and it serves me right! I think if it was my pancreas I'd be in extreme pain though especially after drinking but like you its just more annoying and worrying! I do think we have gastritis X
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    Hi Natalie , i have already been diagnosed with mild gastritis following endoscopy, but as the omperazole and gaviscon dont touch it , i think there must be something else as well! Do you have permanent pain or intermitent? I am sick of glugging and gurgling! I have done 3 months no alcohol and this has no effect on the gas. From what i have read though gas is a sign of CP, gall bladder, IBS , gastrits as is abdominal pain, so no amount of googling settles my mind, It just raises more questions! 

    I cant believe you are 7 years into this and no further forward. 

    I am just so sceptical, as i believe nhs drs are so inundated they latch onto one diagnosis and you have to battle for every test. Why do they say its not gall bladder when people say these problems were only picked up with HIDA scan or CP for example its definatley not this as an US shows pancreas normal, Is an US enough of a test to confirm this? Drives me nuts!! 

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      Hi Lucy. I can tell you I have had pancreatitis more times than I wish to admit. It is always caused by alcohol. You will feel it under the left rib. Also smack dead center of upper abdomen. It will radiate to your back too and feel like it's on fire. It is very uncomfortable. Hers my advice. Stop drinking. Pancreatitis messes up your digestion for at least one full week. You will get constipated and your belly will feel tight and swollen. I have found Ibuprofen 800 mg takes down the inflammation. You have to try to stay hydrated. Rubbing your stomach in circles helps along with a heating pad. Do not eat red meat do not! Clear broth. Yogurt. It will be a bland diet for the next week. After you feel that you are super constipated go get organic prune juice. Drink a big glass of it. It will relieve all that pressure in you belly. Get free lemons and ginger and drink ginger tea with fresh lemons all day long. After about day six you should see some drastic improvement. Not 100 percent but pretty close. Then run to your liquor stash and throw it away!
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      Than you Poppy for your reply. My symptoms do not resemble yours at all. I have no pain on left side , or back and it is not a burning pain, nor am I constipated. I hope you continue to get better
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      My symptoms resemble yours I was always told that constipation isn't a sign of pancreas and that most people get very loose, fatty, oily stools? I get very constipated and have left sided pain that goes through to my back. It also helps to rub the area and makes things move along. I hear lots of rumbling when I press the area and it relieves pain.

      Do you have chronic or get acute attacks? Like I said 7 years I've been having these symptoms and go's and gastro specialists all say it's 100% not my pancreas. I've had tons of bloods, ultrasounds, ct, endoscopy, colonoscopy, detailed MRI of pancreas and stool tests. Not one thing has shown.

      Can I ask how you were diagnosed? I'm told mine is ibs and reflux/gastritis. After 7 years surely I'd of been diagnosed by one of the tests?

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      Hello poppy. could you please clear up my one question?

      When you say that you or any one else had recurrent bouts of pancreatitis, what does this actually mean?

      I mean to say that once when you have pancreatitis, then later on don't you get cured? By being cured I mean is that your ultrasound should show a normal pancreas and your amilase and lipase levels should be normal. 

      If this is not the case then the pancreas is still swollen, and you have to continuously take care of your diet. 

      Don't touch drink at all. Its not worth the super pain of an acute pancreatitis. I don't know about you, but for me it was worse than having a root canal without getting numbed.

      regards

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      I get acute attacks. Always during times of high stress in my life or alcohol use. I was diagnosed by ending up in the hospital three years ago. I have had similar pains but not as severe as the time I was admitted. I refuse to go back to the hospital ever again with a mild attack. I left with pneumonia and was so dehydrated it took me a month to feel halfway normal. I'm not sure why you are having problems for seven years. I just recently went on the wagon again. No more alcohol for me. Now that the bloating and back pain are gone. After a week of hell last week. I am starting to feel great. Hope you feel relief sometime in the future.
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      What I mean by recurrent bouts of panc is having mild flare ups. Yes I have not been admitted to the hospital with pancreatitis since the one time three years ago but I know how to cure and calm down a mild attack if I get one. The pancreas reruns to normal and that's when I get stupid and think it's okay for me to drink. I generally eat very healthy and drink a lot of water. I have heard others say they can feel an attack coming on and that is true for myself.
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