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Old 04-08-2016, 06:43 PM   #1
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Pancreatic Cancer Fear - Please calm my nerves ...

OK, I am feeling like a hypochondriac, but I am suddenly convinced I have pancreatic cancer. Seeing doc Tuesday and I am literally falling apart with worry. Timeframe of symptoms in reverse (yes, I know some are irrelevant)
- Last 48 hours: Bright yellow (NEON) diarrhea
- Last 2 months: Horrid cough, bronchitis, no relief from any meds at all
- Constant over last 6 months: Pain on lower left side of back. Dull, aching, darts down leg at times
- Constant over last 6 months: Very bloated, weight gain, horrible gas
- Constant over last 12 months: Constant explosive diarrhea - within 40 minutes of eating anything, I literally explode. Have seen GP about this and have been constantly told it is due to losing my gall bladder last year
- 14 months ago: Gall bladder removed

I am a 49 yo female in decent health. Routine physical in January showed good cholesterol levels, blood sugar in good range, no issues other than a need to drop 20 pounds. No bilirubin or white blood cell tests were done at that time. Cancer runs in my family, two grandparents died of cancer (Maternal grandfather lung cancer at age 75/smoker and Maternal grandmother pancreatic cancer at 76/nonsmoker/nondrinker). Both parents and all siblings alive and well, as are all aunts/uncles.
The bright yellow diarrhea is what really has me scared silly, and the back pain.
Please help me have some peace of mind.

 
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Old 06-18-2016, 05:09 AM   #2
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Re: Pancreatic Cancer Fear - Please calm my nerves ...

Hi, the yellow stool is caused by a lack of bile. The liver produces it while the gall bladder stores it so my feeling is that having no gall bladder would most likely cause this issue and not cancer.

 
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