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    Old 11-08-2019, 01:36 PM   #1
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    Pancreas or stomach issues?

    ...so I'm 30 years old..average weight..non-smoker..non-drinker. lately ive been getting these attacks right in epigastrium area above belly button that come out of nowhere after eating..sometimes the pain shifts to my left upper abdomen area...when it starts i feel this lurch of sharp pain...

    these attacks started few months ago after i ate a very rich dinner...back then that episode lasted a full month of upper abdomen & left side pain that was sometimes sharp or dull. the pain also went to my mid-back & it was very achy. i was having 24/7 heartburn and drinking seltzer water night & day...i needed to burp constantly

    I have chronic gastritis since 8 yrs ago but these attacks are unfamiliar to me. my usual issues are gerd, nausea, acid reflux, burning throat, etc...

    could this be anything pancreas related? or something like ulcer, esophagus issues? the only reason i've not gone to a gastro yet is cuz i'm avoiding the endoscopy

     
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    Old 11-09-2019, 09:33 AM   #2
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    Re: Pancreas or stomach issues?

    What is average weight? Is it what the average 30 year old woman weighs?
    The average person today is overweight.

    You've had chronic gastritis for 8 years, so I would guess you've been taking various medications during that time. It would be helpful to know what you've been taking, both over-the-counter and by prescription.

    If you haven't solved your chronic gastritis and you've been taking medications attempting to relieve it, your current problem is probably the result of that. It's likely the result of worsening inflammation.

    In my opinion, you will need to deal with the root cause of gastritis - that would be the solution to both problems. I believe it's likely related to lifestyle habits because gastritis doesn't usually happen for no reason.

     
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    Old 11-09-2019, 12:11 PM   #3
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    Re: Pancreas or stomach issues?

    Have an endoscopy....all sorts of issues, including h.pylori, ulcers, candida, or other could be the issue. I've been in the same situation. The only way to know is visual if it's gastro. If everything is OK, then further imaging would be needed.

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    Old 12-26-2019, 07:22 PM   #4
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    Re: Pancreas or stomach issues?

    i got h. Pylori for sure...caused my gastritis....took omeprazole...but back pain with worsening GI issues is new 4 me...some1 on other forum told me to check pancreas cuz of new onset back pain....

    Its like a cycle....some meals worsen gastro issues....in turn back pain goes crazy.....repeat....repeat ....

     
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    Old 12-27-2019, 08:04 AM   #5
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    Re: Pancreas or stomach issues?

    Okay, you were given omeprazole for H. Pylori. Was there a follow-up with your doctor to see how effective the treatment was? What did the doctor say? Do you still have H. pylori?

    You say you have back pain, but isn't that a separate issue? You did mention that you have bulging discs in your back.

    You're worried about your pancreas now; do you think it might be pancreatitis? There are certain foods that you should avoid if your problem happens to be pancreatitis:

    *Fried or highly processed foods - in other words, all fast foods.

    *Full-fat dairy

    *High fat foods in general

    What you should be eating is a diet that is high in fiber: Foods like fresh fruit, a wide variety of non-starchy vegetables, beans, lentils, and whole grains. A diet like this, high in fiber, will lower your blood-level of triglyceride fats and will also lower your chances of having gallstones. This is what needs to be addressed in order to help prevent acute pancreatitis.

    By the way, there's a blood test for pancreatitis, so it would be a good idea to see your doctor. It's recommended that you see a general practitioner, but then you may be referred to a specialist.

     
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    Old 12-27-2019, 11:55 AM   #6
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    Re: Pancreas or stomach issues?

    This sounds gallbladder realated. Has your GI doc checked you for Gallbladder disease? A HIDA scan? I had the exact same pain until I had my GB out... rich foods, fatty foods, cheese, dairy, they can all cause the pain you describe if your GB isnt working correctly.
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