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What does pancreatic cancer pain feel like?

What does pancreatic cancer pain feel like?

Highly variable: Each person is different. Much of the early stage of pancreas cancer has no pain. Later stage pancreas cancer can cause a severe boring pain from the mid upper abdomen into the upper back. ...Read more

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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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I had a large tattoo on my chest that was bloody and painful days later i got sick my pancreas. Was inflamed stool black and a yeast infection, why?

I had a large tattoo on my chest that was bloody and painful days later i got sick my pancreas. Was inflamed stool black and a yeast infection, why?

See below: You have several different processes occuring all at once and it is difficult to give you an answer without knowing more detail. I am assuming the tattoo got infected from you are describing, you may have had a GI bleed as well. Consider meeting and discussing what all has happened with your doctor who know you best. ...Read more

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What symptoms of pancreas problems? I have pain across mid abdominal deep and doesn't feel like stomach?

What symptoms of pancreas problems? I have pain across mid abdominal deep and doesn't feel like stomach?

See physician: Pancreatic diseases may cause severe pain, often relieved by sitting upright. However, deep abdominal pain has many potential causes. See your physician, who can examine you and order appropriate tests to find out not only what organ in the abdomen is producing the pain, but what is causing it do do so. Call today. ...Read more

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With a pancreatic problem, cancer or pancreatitis, how long after eating would you feel pain?

With a pancreatic problem, cancer or pancreatitis,  how long after eating would you feel pain?

Not a reliable sign: Pain after eating is not a reliable sign for pancreatic cancer. Acute pancreatitis causes continuous pain and chronic pancreatitis may or may not have pain. ...Read more

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I'm 40 and I've got pain in my ribs on the left side it's like a ache, it sometimes go to my back , I'm scared it's pancreatic cancer?

I'm 40 and I've got pain in my ribs on the left side it's like a ache, it sometimes go to my back , I'm scared it's pancreatic cancer?

Not likely.: Pancreatic cancer usually does not cause pain. It usually has no symptoms at all, other than weight loss. If your left sided rib pain persists, then I would recommend that you see your doctor anyway, to diagnose the cause and to see what to do about it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Chronic LUQ pain & diarrhea, palse stools feel miserable. CT scan negative, should I push evaluation for pancreatic cancer?

Chronic LUQ pain & diarrhea, palse stools feel miserable. CT scan negative, should I push evaluation for pancreatic cancer?

No: Your gatroenterologist may do a retrograde study of your pancreatic and common bile ducts. If there are still no findings, and you're not jaundiced, stop this stuff. Have you been checked for celiac disease, Whipple's, very mild Crohn's? ...Read more

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My wisdom teeth are coming in and it's painful it feels like there's a cut in my mouth where the tooth is, what should I do to ease the pain some?

My wisdom teeth are coming in and it's painful it feels like there's a cut in my mouth where the tooth is, what should I do to ease the pain some?

Ibuprophen : Sounds like you are experiencing normal tooth eruption pain and ibuprophen can help give you some relief until you can get to a dentist and have your wisdom teeth evaluated. ...Read more

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Can a sharp shooting pain in the left middle side of my chest be acid reflux? It gets to be so painful, and feels like there's pressure on my chest.

Can a sharp shooting pain in the left middle side of my chest be acid reflux? It gets to be so painful, and feels like there's pressure on my chest.

Maybe: The spillover of acid into the esophagus can cause severe pain and pressure sensation in the chest. The main differential is cardiac disease, but at your age that is unlikely. Best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have hip pain in both hips, feels like the joints, very tender, aching pain and painful to walk. No noticeable swelling/rash. Any suggestions?

Get checked: It is unusual to get pain in both hips in some one of your age if you over did it then it generally is on one side occasionally some inflammation of the joint or some other immunologic problems can cause pain in joints that are bilateral best to let your doctor to examine you and then decide which tests to order next i hopes this helps. ...Read more

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