Re: Pancreatic Cancer
I agree that a hida scan needs to be done, and it is quite likely, with the itching that your bilirubin may be going up, so that should be repeated. You might want to look over all your labs and post what blood work has been done. More likely than PC is gallstones, obstructing the duct, causing the pale, floating stools because bile cannot get through to the intestine. It is always a good idea to ask for a copy of your test results, blood, urine, xrays, ultrasound, etc. so you know what has been tested and what has not. I would look to see if pancreatic enzymes were tested, amylase and lipase, as inflammation of the pancreas can occur causing similar pain. You might have to get assertive and ask for the hida scan since you have been sick a long time and aren't getting answers. Be sure to tell your GI Dr you are itching, since that is a new symptom most likely related. PC is most common in 40-50 year olds, not in people your age, and gallbladder disease is much more likely, even though it hasn't shown up on the tests so far, which is rather common.
Last edited by ladybud; 01-29-2013 at 06:52 PM.