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Pain in upper left abdomen under rib and back pain same area blood test came back good for pancreas could it be cancer no jaundice.

Pain in upper left abdomen under rib and back pain same area blood test came back good for pancreas could it be cancer no jaundice.

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity at tolerated. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more


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Middle left side back pain when leaning forward subsides, but is exacerbated when upright or leaning back, but gone while lying down. Pancreatic cance?

Middle left side back pain when leaning forward subsides, but is exacerbated when upright or leaning back, but gone while lying down. Pancreatic cance?

Musculoskeletal Pain: Back pain as you had described is likely not pancreatic cancer but rather related to the muscles and bones. I would speak with your primary care provider regarding your pain. The symptoms are typical for spondyloarthropathies, but a thorough evaluation is always warranted. ...Read more

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How likely is getting pancreatic cancer at 22? Also, would symptoms like left side and mid left back pain happen suddenly?

Very rare: Pancreatic cancer in a 22-year old is very rare. Sudden pain in the left side/back is more likely to be due to injury or overuse. I would also consider a urinary tract infection or kidney stone, which both way more likely than cancer. ...Read more

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If a person had pancreatic cancer that is causing left side pain (under the rib cage) and back pain, should you be experiencing weight loss too?

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 jaundice and pain is rather rare and can be associated with very advanced disease with significant weight loss.
Pain is more often associated with pancreatitis and specific tests should be done to rule out inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis). ...Read more

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27 male worried about Pancreatic cancer, upper ab discomfort under left ribs, upper/mid back pain, indigestion. Should I be worried? What are chances?

27 male worried about Pancreatic cancer, upper ab discomfort under left ribs, upper/mid back pain, indigestion. Should I be worried? What are chances?

Wait to worry: Pancreatic Cancer typically affects people over the age of 50 years, so it is unlikely to be a cause of your symptoms at your age. Your symptoms may be all due to Acid reflux causing indigestion. You should try taking antacids of one kind or another. You may use one of: Maalox, Zantac, Pepecid or prilosec and try it for one week. If the symptoms go away, then the likely cause is Acid reflux(GERD) ...Read more

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Left Back pain for 2 months, indigestion, smelly floaty stools, gas, LUQ discomfort. Worries about pancreatic cancer, what else could this be?

Left Back pain for 2 months, indigestion, smelly floaty stools, gas, LUQ discomfort. Worries about pancreatic cancer, what else could this be?

LUQ pain abn stool: May be gastritis(try ranitidine/ prevecid) or food intolerances (milk,gluten,soy) or pancreatic insufficiency(try creon), pancreatic mass or colonic issues. Would follow up with doctor since it is 2 months likely need imaging -CT,as well as upper /lower endoscopy. ...Read more

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Dark yellow/orange loose stool. Gas, upper left abd/up left back pain. Sometimes lower left pain. Panicking about pancreatic cancer. Very stressed?

Dark yellow/orange loose stool. Gas, upper left abd/up left back pain. Sometimes lower left pain. Panicking about pancreatic cancer. Very stressed?

Cancer unlikely: You are at very low risk for pancreatic cancer at your age.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Pain under left rib. Upper left and mid back pain occasional gas and yellowish-brown stool. Worried pancreatic cancer. No stomach pain no fam history?

Pain under left rib. Upper left and mid back pain occasional gas and yellowish-brown stool. Worried pancreatic cancer. No stomach pain no fam history?

Don't worry!: It would exceedingly unusual for someone in their 20s to get pancreatic cancer! And there are many more things that cause the symptoms you describe, from irritable bowel syndrome to dietary intolerances to gallbladder inflammation. Talk to your provider. And try to focus on other things! ...Read more

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Could you have cancer on tail of pancreas with just ab and back pain or would it have to affect other organs to cause pain?

Could you have cancer on tail of pancreas with just ab and back pain or would it have to affect other organs to cause pain?

It varies a lot: Any persistent abdominal or back pain raises a question about Pancreatic Cancer in the middle-aged folks. It does not have to spread outside of the pancreas in order to cause pain. I hope that answers your question. But a check up is a must if the pain lasts for more than 2 to 3 weeks. ...Read more

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Dual phase pancreas scan. All clear. Worried about upper ab & back pain on both sides. Ct scan reassuring?

Pancreas scan: 37 M of unknown ethnicity, family Hx medical Hx notes had pancreas scan ok. Worried about upper and back pain. Asks if CT REASSURING? ANS: yes but the dr who ordered it has moe information than I do to make an assessment. Ask your team please. ...Read more

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Mild back pain after eating right between shoulder blades. Pancreas, galbladder already ruled out.what else could it be? Thank you for your time and care

Mild back pain after eating right between shoulder blades. Pancreas, galbladder already ruled out.what else could it be? Thank you for your time and care

Other possibles: Could be an esophageal disorder like spasm, achalsia, hypertonic sphincter, zenkers diverticulum, etc. a GI doc or surgeon could help you figure this out. Hope this helps and you get better soon. ...Read more

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Inflamed gallbladder. Hida scan shows 29%. No gallstones. Symptoms are not severe, minor back pain, nausea, elevated pancreas levels (301), acid reflux. Any other option besides surgery? If so, what?

Inflamed gallbladder. Hida scan shows 29%. No gallstones. Symptoms are not severe, minor back pain, nausea, elevated pancreas levels (301), acid reflux. Any other option besides surgery? If so, what?

Surgery not: An option, you symptoms are ' not severe', no evidenced sepsis, cholecystitis without stones will subside with time, no need for surgery, get your relax treated with medications, speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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DX w/IBS, GERD & gastritis. Upper L ab and back pain when I eat anything! Protonix (pantoprazole) won't help. Is the back pain normal? Pancreas normal on CT scan.

DX w/IBS, GERD & gastritis. Upper L ab and back pain when I eat anything! Protonix (pantoprazole) won't help. Is the back pain normal? Pancreas normal on CT scan.

Normal?: Pack plane isn't "normal", but doesn't seem to represent a dangerous issue for you based on the information provided. It is certainly possible that it is related your symptom complex, but could also represent something else, like a primary problem with your spine. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Back pain upper abdomen pain after eating feel bloated full pressure gnawing pain. Blood work done all tests nrml liver, pancreas,wbc, cbc,lypase?

Back pain upper abdomen pain after eating feel bloated full pressure gnawing pain. Blood work done all tests nrml liver, pancreas,wbc, cbc,lypase?

Reduce intake: Try reducing the amount you eat. At least reduce the amount you eat at one sitting.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Have chest & mid back pain with choking feeling. Just below sternum & r abdomen interm pain. Right groin throbs & r arm pit. Liver? Pancreas? Ct — neg

Have chest & mid back pain with choking feeling. Just below sternum & r abdomen interm pain. Right groin throbs & r arm pit. Liver? Pancreas? Ct — neg

You have: Multiple complains and without a good history and physical from a physician will be impossilbe to recommend. Few tips: chest pain with chocking feeling point toward gerd. The rt abominal intermittent pain point toward cholecystitis with colic pain presentation but can't r/o peptic ulcer disease. Right groin and rt arm pit pain no relation. Please, we u want us to help send more info. ...Read more

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36 female, tender spot near spine right side, mid back. Pain between shoulder blades, right abdomen pain loose stool after eating? Pancreas cancer?

36 female, tender spot near spine right side, mid back. Pain between shoulder blades, right abdomen pain loose stool after eating? Pancreas cancer?

No: The st common tumor of the pancreas arises in the head and is associated with painless jaundice. Body lesions which can cause back pain have anorexia and wt. loss. When there is back pain and loose stools think of steatorrhea where fat is not absorbed due to severe pancreatitis and not a malignancy ...Read more

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Mid-back pain w/burp after eating (30 min-2 hrs.) slightly incr. Pancreas enzy, constipation, light colored stools. Had Chole, MRCP, EUS, CT scan, US?

Mid-back pain w/burp after eating (30 min-2 hrs.) slightly incr. Pancreas enzy, constipation, light colored stools. Had Chole, MRCP, EUS, CT scan, US?

Need more info: Your complaint is suspicious for possible pancreas problem, gastric reflux, peptic ulcer & a couple of other medical problems. You should be under the care of a gastroenterologist. Then follow up with your family physician. ...Read more

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Why does back pain occur with pancreatic diseases?

Why does back pain occur with pancreatic diseases?

Pancreas: Is an organ that lies directly on the spine, closer to your mid back than to the front of abdomen. That is why inflammation of the pancreas or tumors of the pancreas commonly cause pain there. ...Read more

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Why does back pain happen with pancreatic diseases?

Why does back pain happen with pancreatic diseases?

Location: Because the pancreas is very close to the back. www.drlugo.com. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why back pain occur with pancreatic diseases?

Will give severe: Back pains due to chronic pancreatitis, , once diagnosis is established, see a pain management specialist to help you ...Read more

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Why does pancreatic cancer cause back pain?

Good: Question and has to do with retro peritoneal structures, that unlike those held by the omentum in front, these structures have nerves that send pain from back. ...Read more

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How do I know my back pain isn't pancreatic cancer?

How do I know my back pain isn't pancreatic cancer?

You get tested: Hi. Fortunately, pancreatic cancer is rare...but not rare enough. A CT of your pancreas will determine the presence of pancreatic adenocarcinoma (we're not considering pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors in a case like this). But be aware that most Americans have back pain and fortunately, very, very few of them have it because of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Get an abdominal CT if indicated. Good luck ...Read more

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If pancreatic cancer causes back pain why would bending forward take the pain away?

Nerve root relief: Back pain associated with pancreatic cancer is due to compression by the tumor on the celiac plexus nerves that run along the spine. Leaning forward could theoretically cause pain relief by opening the disk spaces and relieving the tension off of the celiac plexus. Leanin forward will also allow the pancreas to fall forward, thus relieving pressure off of the nerves that transmit the pain. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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