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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

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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What does pancreatic cancer abdominal pain typically feel like? Can it occur primarily on the left side?

What does pancreatic cancer abdominal pain typically feel like? Can it occur primarily on the left side?

Painless: pancreatic cancer initially is painless,that why it can sneel on peopale until they becomes jauncise,and that sometime could be the first sign of cancer. pancreatic cancer could be discovered early by accident. pancreatitis could be very painful. pain on left side could be spleen,or colon,stomach,or tail of the pancreas.rarely cancer. ...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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Pain that comes and goes on my left side feels like it's under my rib, could it be my pancreas in scared ?

Pain that comes and goes on my left side feels like it's under my rib, could it be my pancreas in scared
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Pancreas?: Your pain could be caused by many things that may or may not be pancreas related. Please make an appointment to see your primary doctor as soon as possible. I would appreciate hearing what the problem is and how it is getting better. ...Read more

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Can gall bladder pain feel like it is coming from the pancreas?

Can gall bladder pain feel like it is coming from the pancreas?

There is no: Specific type of pain associated with problems w/the pancreas. There are commonly associated types of pain experienced with ball bladder disease: moderate to severe pain under the right side of the rib cage. Pain may radiate through to the back or to the right shoulder. Severe upper abdominal pain (biliary colic). Nausea. Queasiness. Vomiting. Gas. Burping or belching. Attacks are often at night. ...Read more

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Does pancreatic cause a stabbing pain in back? Almost like a fast cramp or spasm.

Does pancreatic cause a stabbing pain in back? Almost like a fast cramp or spasm.

Pancreatitis: Caused from alcohol or gallbladder disease most commonly. Usually causes upper or mid sharp abdominal pain that radiates into your back. Associated with nausea and vomiting. Treatment is dependent on cause, liquid diet typically helps with symptoms. ...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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right abdomen pain and right back pain at times what symptoms would you have with pancreatic cancer? If pain was in this area? Feels tight all around

right abdomen pain and right back pain at times what symptoms would you have with pancreatic cancer? If pain was in this area? Feels tight all around

Unlikely: Pancreatic Cancer is rare under the age of 40, so I seriously doubt that you have this diagnosis. If your symptoms do not settle down with antacids like Zantac daily, then you should have a physician examine you and may also do a CT Scan of the abdomen which is the best way to check for any hidden tumor/growth or Cancer. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to have a tumor of the pancreas and symptoms?

See below: Early pancreatic cancers often have no symptoms. Common symptoms are abdominal and back pain, weight loss, jaundice and blood clots. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pancreatic-cancer/ds00357/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more