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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Cancer unlikely: If you are gaining weight pancreatic cancer is unlikely. Your elevated ALT is more likely due to fatty change in the liver. Do not use acetaminophen o ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elena Roukhadze
13 years experience Pathology
Pancreatic Cancer: Unfortunately even in this era of tremendous advances in oncology field pancreatic cancer is still a gruesome diagnosis. The most common symptom is ja ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Stop worrying: You're a 22 year old man, non-smoker, your pain is lasting and undefined, you became a vegetarian and weight loss is expected (people don't overeat v ... Read More
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A 88-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Don't give up: If it's a small tumor in the head of the pancreas, then you may still have a chance at a cure. There are high-risk super-aggressive surgeries that are ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: There are no common serum markers for pancreatic function. Amylase and lipase are markers for recent pancreatic injury and are usually normal with pan ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: It sounds as if you previously had a ct scan of your colon? It is unlikely your pancreas was imaged with the "colonography". An abdominal scan or ct ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
16 years experience General Surgery
Don't be scarred: Cholecystitis is very common. It is also common for all tests to be negative and you still have symptoms which get better after surgery. Pancreatic ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Cahill
24 years experience Internal Medicine
No...Second opinion: Not likely to be pancreatic cancer given the imaging you've had so far. There is a blood test you can get that you that might be reassuring. I suggest ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Good to lose weight: It is not feasible to provide any meaningful estimate of your risk for pancreatic cancer. It is good that you started exercising and plan to lose weig ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Duane Berkompas
34 years experience Cardiology
Unlikely: Could be stress but there are many possibilities. You need to have a thorough evaluation by a physician. Would be a tremendous time though to give u ... Read More

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