Hello Everyone. I was recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis. More test were done to see what stage I was in however now I am confused. one test showed my pancreas was atrophied and the other says no signs of atrophy. I see my doctor next month. Anyone else have this happen?
Chronic Abdominal Distention
Happened to me recently as well, I finally ended up seeing a pancreas specialist who ran several tests and found out that it has atrophy
Hi! I was seen in ER twice for severe pain in my right side ( no gallbladder) was told it's pancreatitis but all test show my pancreas is normal! 😳 If I eat something high in fat, I am in pain just like when I had my gallbladder, doctors called me a mystery....does this sound similar to any of your experiences? Btw, I'm new! 🤗
I also have pain when I eat things high in fat. Do you know what your triglyceride counts are? Mine are astronomical, in the thousands
no, I don't think they've ever been checked yet, but thanks for informing me, I will ask my doc to check that 👍
so you don't have a gallbladder?
somewhat. If I eat anything containing a lot of fat like red meat our if its fried yes I get pain but mine isn't just on my right side. The pain is more across the top of my abdominal area. I also had my gallbladder removed.
Hi everyone, what's strange is quite a few months ago I went to see a GI, after giving him my symptoms we did a colonoscopy which came back normal, I then asked for a upper GI, which came back normal. When I went to his office to get these results, I asked him then why do I have such extreme gas which has putrid smell, including my bowel movements, I also suffer from IBS. He handed me a trial size bottle of Zenpep and told me to take 2 everytime I have a meal and 1 with every snack, and left the room! I was like WTF? So I seen my PC and explained to him about all this, he ordered blood and stool samples, and a ultrasound of my stomach ECT. All test were clear except blood or stool came back as EPI. So I went back to the GI Dr wanting to know why, why do I have this? He said all your results show normal on the sonogram. Isn't there something do things like this just happen?
from what I understand mine is likely from having weight loss surgery. I have malabsorption. There are other reasons people have absorption issues. There is always an underlying health condition...maybe I shouldn't say always. I'm not a doctor.
Please let me know what your doctor says! This same thing happened to me but I can’t get into my GI for another month! The word “atrophy” scares the hell out of me!
I will let you know. When I saw atrophy on my results my heart sunk. I cried until the next set of test and now I'm so confused. I'm on pancreatic enzymes and have noticed some difference in my stool but that's really it. I still have pain.
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