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I have been having dull upper left ab pain (behind left ribcage) and upper left back pain. It all started 3 months ago after a night of drinking. It began as a VERY sharp pain that lasted about 5 minutes. Ever since then I have had dull pain everyday along with loose/greasy stool and diarreah. It begins to hurt 1 hour after food (especially fat), and will have come-n-go pain for four hours (or until I eat again)
I have gone through many tests (bloodwork, abd ultrasound, CT scan w/ contrast, upper endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound (biopsies were taken), and colonoscopy. All came back clear.
My GI doctor prescribed me zenpep to help with the loose stool. It has helped get rid of it, and my stools are mostly solid. It has even taken away some of my back pain.
I am on a low-fat diet and cut out alcohol completely. I take grape seed extract and vitamin C. I am treating myself as if I have chronic pancreatitis, but have yet to recieve a diagnosis. I still experience pain EVERYDAY, but its not as intense as it was in the beginning. (either that or I am getting used to the pain)
I am worried that it was a missed diagnosis of acute pancreatitis, and now it is slowly becoming chronic. I am doing everything I can to keep the pain down.
Is there anyone out there that has cured from a similar situation?
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