Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms?? I'm scared

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I'm a Male ,37 Years Old

I'm having Yellowish sometimes light brown stools.

Since month ago I been having a constant lump sensation on my throat that comes and go. I read It could be Gloubus Sensation" and the main causes are strees o GERD .

I had an endoscopy about two weeks ago I was diagnosed with GERD , a little Heital Hernia, Duodenitis without bleeding

and a Decreased Peristalsis in the Stomach suggestive of Gastroparesis. They also took me some biopsies but now I'm wating for the results in two weeks. The Dr. put me on Nexium 40mg and a diet with out triggers (spicy, graesy food etc)

I quit the Nexium a week ago as I started to have "yellowish light brown stools" and I got scared.

And that's my main worry now. They're not bright yellow like a bannana, is more like yellowish/Orange and sometimes light brown.

Now, dear old Dr. Google say it's liver disease, gallbladder disease or pancreas disease related. Infections or tumors.

However, some sites also mention GERD among other things causing fast transit times.

I don't have any other symptoms, no pain, no yellow skin, no yellow eyes. Just a little stress since I'm very concerned for my health and my next appointment is in 2 weeks.

So what can it be the cause of the Yellowish Stools? GERD? The Nexium? or any other of my recently DX?

Please Help me

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    Hi luisen, sounds to me like your doc is being very thorough and I'd be waiting the 2 weeks for his/her final diagnosis. If tests not conclusive, I think from what you've told us that your doc is thorough and won't let things go.

    I can't see how the nexium would cause your yellowish stools and I wouldn't have stopped taking it. It's job is to reduce stomach acid which in theory should reduce your symptoms.

    Stress can cause yellow stools. Stress causes your body to speed things up so your body can't process food well, it's not uncommon. Of course yellow stools can also indicate malabsorption issues which can be addressed.

    Sticking to a low fat diet is very important, also ensuring you don't drink anything alcoholic is of major importance. Wait the two weeks and don't jump to conclusions. Good luck.

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      What about the other findings the Dr found

      (GERD , a little Heital Hernia, Duodenitis without bleeding

      and a Decreased Peristalsis in the Stomach suggestive of Gastroparesis.)

      Any of these can cause Yellowish stools?

      Well the thing is that the Yellowish stools came after the endoscopy and the Nexium. My Dr doesn't know about this yet.

      The reason I got the endoscopy it was bacause of the Lump Feeling in my throat wish I still have.

      BTW. I never had a heartburn in my life or any other symptoms related to GERD.

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    lots of people do not have heartburn with GERD. you could have had anxiety from your scope procedure and not have realized it was happening. when i was going through my journey to get a diagnosis i had yellow and light stools the entire time and some days i didnt even feel anxious. when i was put on ppi's they were horrible for me they gave me stomach cramps and loose light stool all the time so i stopped taking them and my stools are finally going back to normal so it could be a number of things.

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    lots of people do not have heartburn with GERD. you could have had anxiety from your scope procedure and not have realized it was happening. when i was going through my journey to get a diagnosis i had yellow and light stools the entire time and some days i didnt even feel anxious. when i was put on ppi's they were horrible for me they gave me stomach cramps and loose light stool all the time so i stopped taking them and my stools are finally going back to normal so it could be a number of things.

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