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Hello; im still living in fear of whats the matter with me.
I started to get oily slicks in my poop, it started being lose and foul smelling although the colour didnt not go pale or clay.
It was discovered that my fecal elastase was very very low, unit 12 when it should be way way wayyyyyy higher, and it showed a lack of pancreatic function, although weirdly I was not found to be a diabetic.
I was sent for a CT scan with contrast last august which was one of the most nervous moments of my life when i was waiting for the results, the results came back via a letter saying, there was nothing abnormal about my liver, gallbladder, my pancreas was of normal size and shape, there was no pancreatic duct dilation and no sign of anything malignant or inflammation, which was a relief, but it didnt change the fact i had severe pancreatic insufficiency, my follow up was rearranged due to a mix up with dates, i received the appointment letter after the actual appointment date. And my follow up was December 16th, obviously i was happy to be on the waiting list as i knew that had there been anything bad they would of fast tracked me
The doctor is now sending me for an MRCP no contrast this time, when i thought i was not needing other scans, which has made me nervous all over again, the doctor said it was to check for any cysts which has confused me because i thought cysts would appear on a CT with contrast.
Im scared and confused, if they find no cysts, what on earth is causing my EPI and oily stools, Ive had a blood test a few weeks ago in preparation for my MRCP and ive not heard anything back from that so i assume its ok.
Can EPI and oily stools have a cause that it sometimes not found out or understood? my doctor said that the CT scan did not detect anything suspect of a cancer, but i still have the fear of it especially with this MRCP scan.
Quick final note in case any doctors read this, I am only 30 years old, and i am hopeful that a young age will be on my side when the subject of pancreatic cancer comes up.
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