I have had a mass on my pancreas for 10 years that does not affect my enzyme levels.
When I had 2 1/2 feet of my colon removed last year, I asked the surgeon to look at the mass, aorta dilation that some say is an aneurysm and adenal glands that shows problems with CT scans. The surgeon and the assisting surgeon said my pancreas has no mass , my aorta is OK and my adrenals donot have any adenomas. But, the CAT scan showed them up again 8 months later.
I had to have an ultra sound of my arorta on 8/6/03 because an X-ray indicated it had enlarged at least 3/4"---- ultasound indicated it had not changed in 2 years since the last exam -- 8 months before colon surgery.
But, high enzyme levels and weight loss are valid indicators that something is going on???
As you may know doing an ERCP causes pancrititis in 25 % of patients.
I wish ya'll well !!