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Old 10-17-2012, 07:36 PM   #3
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Re: Please help diagnose,severe discomfort

Originally Posted by ladybud View Post
Have you had your pancreas checked when pain is present? There are two pancreatic enzymes that can be tested in the blood. Pancreatic inflammation can cause left sided abd. pain. Also, it would be good to have your abdomen examined by Dr to see if your spleen is enlarged, which is on left side under ribs. The cartilage along ribs and sternum can get inflamed also and cause pain. If it is cartilage, it would be tender to press along left sternum and front border of rib cage (costochondritis).
Thank you for you reply, I will ask dr to check my pancreas. if it is enlarged spleen, does it goes back to normal and enlarge again and so on..
What tests should I request from my Dr.
Thanks again ladybud