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Nervous was posted 04/15/2015 10:26 pm by Chris
E-mail Address: cspann68@gmail.com

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Hi, It's been many years since I have been on here, but I was due to too many friends being diagnosed with PC. I am now nervous and I guess just wanted input from anyone who has personal experiences. In January of this year, I started having diarrea numerous times daily and occasional cramping in my upper abdomen after meals. The diarrea was almost constant for 6 weeks or so and then became, and has remained to most mornings and maybe every other day, but the cramping after meals became more often. Yesterday, I had the cramping and diarreah and then the pain in my abdomen didn't go away (like the cramping did), but it changed. It feels kind of like a slight burning in the center of my abdomen and occasional sharp (knife-like) quick 'stabs' in the upper left and feels like its in my back as well. I went to the ER because I thought it was my gallbladder. It's not. The ultrasound of my upper RIGHT abdomen were clear. Today the pain is still there and is much more concentrated on my left and I feel very distended and my belly is hard to the touch. I am not jaundiced and my CBC came back normal. I can't help but wonder about PC, I think due to my past experiences with those close to me, but then I think I am just overly sensitive to this and letting my mind get the best of me. I am calling my primary Dr in the AM and would like to tell her I want a CT scan as that was (in the early 2000's) the best way to see if there was a tumor(s) on the pancreas. Is that still the case? Should I be asking for any other tests to rule this out? I appreciate you all 'listening' and letting me vent.

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