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A 35-year-old female asked:

Have familial chronic pancreatitis. suffering from pain in back on left side and under left rib. feel sick. do not smoke or drink alcohol. i am 34.

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Chronic pancreatitis: What is your triglyceride level? High triglycerides can trigger pancreatitis as well. Have you had a MRCP or ERCP to assess if you have pancreas divisum or assessment of the sphincter of Oddi( both divisum and Oddi dysfunction can be treated with sphincterotomy). Would check lipase amylase, lipid & go to ER now . May also have gastritis with/ without H pylori so check for that as well
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 24 years experience
Pancreatitis trouble: When the pancreas is inflamed, the body will tell you. Usually the pain is in the middle of the stomach and can radiate through to the back. It's worse with eating or drinking (since pancreas is a digestive organ). Left sided pains could be something else. Best to get it checked by a doctor- diseases in the abdomen can be significant.

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