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Thibodaux, LA
A 18-year-old female asked:

Been having luq pain for over year. labs say elevated lipase but pancreatitis unlikely ( symptoms don't fit). gi thinking pancreas or muscular. ideas?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
There is: an interesting " condition" (or "syndrome") called "Splenic Flexure Syndrome" The splenic flexure is the BEND that your COLON takes on the way down to your rectum and its located under the SPLEEN ( Thus the word"splenic") GAS COLLECTS THERE, distending the bowel thus causing pain. RUNNING makes this worse (often called a "stitch" in the side) Just a thought.. Hope it helps Dr Z
Last updated Sep 27, 2015


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