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Hello, first post here and am looking for any help available. [Smile]
Apologies for the length of the post but I wanted to be thorough.
OK, so I have felt unwell since I had a tooth taken out which had infection after infection and resulted in about 6 antibiotic courses over 2 months.
Around the same time, I thought I'd pulled a muscle whilst sleeping as I had that kind of pain in my left side (torso area) with a feeling of something under/behind the bottom of my left ribcage. The pulled muscle pain has subsided but the weird rib sensation has remained (I likened this feeling to the feeling you get when you are pregnant and the baby has a foot in your ribcage).
Along with this my bowel movements have been a bit crazy with more diarrhea than normal and more of an urgency to go. Couple of times movement's have been eggy smelling but mostly OK. It can be normal for me not to go to the toilet for 3/4 days and I can have solid motions too.
I have had sharp pains under ribcage area too but not always. My stomach/gut area in general feels like it has been turned inside out, like when you have been sick many times. Sometime on my left hand side it feels like something is twisting/pinching inside.
All of the pains/sensations have been constant as in everyday but sometimes I can get in a position which alleviates the ribcage foot feeling. I am eating OK but not huge amounts but I think this is due to my anxiety.
In the last couple of days (bearing in mind this has been going on overall for weeks), I have had period like pains in my lower abdomen and lower back and a discomfort/ache in my very upper right back in between my shoulder blade and spine. This feels like posture ache and like the muscle could be massaged out of a knot.
My shoulders and upper arms have also been aching.
Tests so far:
Chest Xray - clear
VQ Scan (for clots) - clear
Blood tests (including FBC, LFT, U&E, Pancreas, Haemoglobin...that is all I can remember) - all clear
Stool sample - clear
Abdomincal Xray - clear
I have seen a gastro consultant and he think this may be IBD, possibly Chron's. Due to have an abdominal ultrasound Thursday morning and colonoscopy Friday.
Previous history of 2 perinanal abscesses which the consultant thought was 'interesting' as it is rare to get one let alone two for my age/gender/race etc. Apparently I should have had my colon checked after the second abscess but this never happened.
I have been googling (I know I shouldn't) and have come across so may things that point to pancreatic cancer and I'm absolutely worried sick, more so about this diagnosis than another cancer as the survival rate is so poor.
Does anyone have any experience of my symptoms or pancreatic cancer to comment? I would really appreciate some advice.
Thank you in advance to any who reply X
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