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Hi- Last year, I was very ill, had rt side pain and chest pressure/fullness/burning. By the time I had labs, my Amylase was elevated and Lipase 3x., but it was the end of the episode. An ultrasound showed a dilated bile duct of 10mm. The Dr.’s weren’t concerned and didn’t see stones. 6 months later, I got more imaging and the duct was still dilated.
I continued to get episodes of the pain and horrible chest pressure, burning and an inability to eat because I was so full. I kept loosing weight. I couldn’t get an answer for the chest pain fullness/pressure/burning.
In Feb., I was very dehydrated and the abdominal pain started. The chest fullness/burning/inability to eat came back. It was hard to breathe. I was very ill and in intense pain for two weeks, then I had labs done and had high Amylase and Lipase, so I was admitted to the hospital for Pancreatitis. Duct still 10mm. The levels went down and I was released, but there was no explanation. I don’t drink at all.
Three months later, I finally had an endoscopic ultra-sound and they found several stones in my bile duct. The bile duct is no longer dilated! The Dr. says the bile duct stones probably caused the Pancreatitis and pain and stones were dilating my duct.
My question now is: Is the chest pressure/burning/trouble eating Pancreatitis? It’s become chronic at this point and I’m worried. It’s the same symptoms I had when my Lipase and Amylase were high. I don’t understand why I can’t get a straight answer! I’m in such pain now!
Any insight would be so great! Thank-you.
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