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Possible pancreas problems?

Discussion in 'General Symptoms' started by Willhm, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. Willhm


    I wasn't sure where to put this.

    I have for a couple of years, more chronically recently, a pain below my left ribcage.
    I assumed it was my stomach except one time I thought it could be spleen but it wasn't.

    Today my dad had some medical image of a the human body, or part of it, it looked like a child's toy where you take bits out and put them back, made of foam.

    And right where my pain seems to be is the pancreas.

    Now as I said, it was a child's toy so it could of been wrongly placed just by a few centimetres so I could be wrong.

    But it is a pain literally right below the bottom of my left ribcage and a tiny bit 'under' my ribcage.

    I get a lot of nausea, worse at night.

    I used to get it more acutely at night but have changed my diet, I have gone on the scd diet but still can't have nuts, seeds or oils (fatty things really) except for peanut butter which has a small amount of palm oil in, which seems to be ok, well at least compared to everything else. But the pain and dull ache is more chronic now.

    Anyway I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas or had experienced anything like this?

    I look forward to your reply.
  2. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

    Left Coast
    Have you looked into pancreatitis? Here is the definition from WebMD. It also references gallstones

    Symptoms of acute pancreatitis may include:

    • Upper abdominal pain that radiates into the back; patients may describe this as a "boring sensation" that may be aggravated by eating, especially foods high in fat.
    • Swollen and tender abdomen
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Fever
    • Increased heart rate
    Symptoms of chronic pancreatitis

    The symptoms of chronic pancreatitis are similar to those of acute pancreatitis. Patients frequently experience constant pain in the upper abdomen that radiates to the back. In some patients, the pain may be disabling. Other symptoms may include weight loss caused by poor absorption (malabsorption) of food. This malabsorption occurs because the gland is not secreting enough enzymes to break down the food normally. Also, diabetes may develop if the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas become damaged.
  3. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem All Good Things Must Come to an End

    I read somewhere that pancreatitis is more prevalent in PWME than in the general population. I think a visit to a doctor would be in order.

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