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A 46-year-old female asked:

Pancreas concerns, luq pain front to back unchanged for 1.5 yr now, worse with alcohol, labs, chest xray, u/s normal. yellow stool when drinking alcohol along with pain. no history of acute panc..thoughts?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 58 years experience
Yellow stool: Sounds like you are on the right path. Follow up with cat of pancreas and gall bladder. Follow with GI specialist . May need to measure pancreatic duct pressure.
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Sounds like you: Might have some sort of pancreatic insufficiency. There are some stool studies that can confirm or exclude this possibility. If present, you can take enzyme pills. Consult a GI specialist.
Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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