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How rare is pan canc at 22? Worried cause have upper and lower left abd pain and upper left back pain. Gas and floating stool.

How rare is pan canc at 22? Worried cause have upper and lower left abd pain and upper left back pain.  Gas and floating stool.

Very rare: Pancreatic cancer is not causing your symptoms. 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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Nervous panc cancer. Start with upper left abd pain below chest then lower left. Back Pain where upper left pain was. Yellow loose stool. Freq gas. ?

Nervous panc cancer. Start with upper left abd pain below chest then lower left. Back Pain where upper left pain was. Yellow loose stool. Freq gas. ?

Gastroenterologist: Pancreatic malignancy at your age would be most unusual. Irritable bowel syndrome is more likely to cause these symptoms in your case. A consultation with a gastroenterologist would be very worthwhile for your peace of mind. ...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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I have upper left abdominal pain with gas and nausea. Lower back pain as well. No fever. Very uncomfortable?

I have upper left abdominal pain with gas and nausea. Lower back pain as well. No fever. Very uncomfortable?

Abdominal pain: Left upper abdominal pain could be from irritation to the stomach, colon, pancreas, spleen, lymph nodes, etc. More information with physical exam would be helpful to form a treatment plan ...Read more

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Keep getting twinges of back pain around my waist, seems to alternate between the left and right. Feels like trapped gas. Is this a cause for concern?

Keep getting twinges of back pain around my waist, seems to alternate between the left and right. Feels like trapped gas. Is this a cause for concern?

See your doctor: An examination by your doctor may be a good option although if you were to get hydrated VERY WELL over next couple of days, try some heat over the back/flank areas for 20-30 min. at a time and see what happens over next couple of days then, you may improve. If not, to the doctor who may want to also test you for possible infection of the kidneys or bladder. ...Read more

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Suddenly (~ 1 month) had extremely smelly gas & some lower back pain, can't link it to a food intolerance as it's constant. What could this be?

Suddenly (~ 1 month) had extremely smelly gas & some lower back pain, can't link it to a food intolerance as it's constant. What could this be?

Probably GI: Gas should not be related pain originating from the lumbar spine. Smelly gas and pain is often related to a gastrointestinal problem. The most probably diagnosis is giardiasis. This can be treated with antibiotics (i.e. Oral flagyl). ...Read more

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