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Been having LUQ pain for over year. Labs say elevated lipase but pancreatitis unlikely ( symptoms don't fit). GI thinking pancreas or muscular. Ideas?
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 ...Read more
Is hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) a common cause of pancreatitis type symptoms? 25 mg daily. Occasional upper mild stomach burning with food, mild cramps, mild constipation.
I had what they said was mild pancreatitis, had no symptoms besides a pain in lower left side. CT scan showed what looked like infl on tail?
Question?: Do u have a question regarding the CT scan results or ur condition? (Mild pancreatitis, I assume, was the diagonsis). Inflammation in the tail of the pancreas corresponds to the left-sided pain symptoms you'd been feeling. Unfortunately, it seems that they never told u the cause. Alcohol, gallstones (unlikely if CT scan didn't show it), & certain medications are usually the culprit but can be spon ...Read more
See below: You can get any of these common symptoms but none of them are required for the diagnosis - abdominal pain particularly top center, nausea +/- vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue or malaise, thirst. If you have any discoloration of the skin on the abdomen or back, go to the hospital immediately - that is a sign of a possible serious complication. ...Read more
Can be: Chronic pancreatitis can cause chronic pain, often worse with eating, can radiate into the back; can be constant pain requiring narcotics; can have hard to control diabetes; can have fat malabsorption with fatty, greasy, foul smelling stools, weight loss; can have vitamin and mineral deficiencies, including osteoporosis, and osteomalacia (rickets). Rx can include surgery, digestive supp, pain meds. ...Read more
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