Waiting for MRI results

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hi all ive turned into a nervous wreck. i had my MRI on monday 2 days ago and convinced myself its something bad like pancreatic cancer. my question is would i be notified straight away if it is or would i have to wait 2 weeks. the radiologist said to call within 2 weeks but their not allowed to tell the results over the phone as ill be calling the gastroentoligists

secretary. its worried me more as to why the radiologist would tell me that. i don't have appt with my consultant until January.

i dont have symptoms of pancreatitis i have a dull ache that radiates to my back and I'm in my 40s. and does EPI mean i have pancreas damage because my consultant said yes but the internet says no. no1 seems to know this answer.

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    btw im in the UK

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    I wouldn't get worked up over cancer. Supposedly, you just KNOW it's cancer, and you are barely showing signs of pancreatitis, it sounds like.

    You still need to take pancreatitis seriously and proceed as though you have it, unless you hear different. Hang in there, the waiting can be very difficult. Two weeks isn't far away, and hopefully you will get results sooner.

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    Hi there

    I am sure in the UK if your scans show any signs of anything sinister your consultant we call you in for an appointment urgently, not just leave it weeks or for a secretary to tell you so try not to worry, eat very lean and clean in the meantime.

    good luck

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    Hey eagle, I have been in your shows sort of (MRCP, waiting for results, etc). I wouldn't get too worked up over cancer-- anxiety can be crushing and cause additional terrible symptoms. Try and not focus on it (I know this is really hard) and perhaps try a lifestyle like you have chronic pancreatitis (low fat, no alcohol, etc) and see if this makes a difference. My pain was similar (dull ache radiating to the back) and after a bazillion tests and gallbladder removal the best guess is early/min change CP. I then changed my lifestyle habits and this made a huge difference in pain management. I have found that stress makes my symptoms way worse, so try and relax if possible.

    January seems like a crazy amount of time to figure out the results of a scan. Surely this is not the case...

    hang in there

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    I have ask same question rhey would have found cancer in your blood test if so your doctor would have told you

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    If you're in the UK and were already under the 2 week wait referral system for suspected cancer, you'd always be informed within 2 weeks (normally days) if anything serious was found. The 2 week wait referral system means that you will always receive a result or have an appointment within the 2 weeks.

    Don't expect the worst, I was under the 2 week wait referral system for over 9 months, with the outcome being no signs of cancer, but a chronic condition that mimics it. I have all the symptoms, but not the C.

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    If you're in the UK and were already under the 2 week wait referral system for suspected cancer, you'd always be informed within 2 weeks (normally days) if anything serious was found. The 2 week wait referral system means that you will always receive a result or have an appointment within the 2 weeks.

    Don't expect the worst, I was under the 2 week wait referral system for over 9 months, with the outcome being no signs of cancer, but a chronic condition that mimics it. I have all the symptoms, but not the C.

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