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Pancreatitis or Not?

Posted In: Gastrointestinal conditions 3 Replies
  • Posted By: Harvard
  • November 8, 2007
  • 02:37 PM

I have lost over 30 pounds and my liver panel looks good; I have been put on pancreatic enzymes due to symptoms of loose stools, weight loss, RUQ pain and fatigue. The stools are clay colored and my fecal fat tests don't yield enough specimen to get a good result. I just wondered if anyone knew if you can have problems with your pancreas and your blood work (regarding that) look ok.

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  • I have lost over 30 pounds and my liver panel looks good; I have been put on pancreatic enzymes due to symptoms of loose stools, weight loss, RUQ pain and fatigue. The stools are clay colored and my fecal fat tests don't yield enough specimen to get a good result. I just wondered if anyone knew if you can have problems with your pancreas and your blood work (regarding that) look ok. Have you had a complete and thorough stool exam?DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • November 8, 2007
    • 06:12 PM
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  • Yes, twice. Both times the sample was insufficeint for acurate results. I am looking for any diagnosis other than the POEMS Syndrome, as I have read that the pancreatitis can cause liver enlargement. It won't cause some of the other things but...
    Harvard 20 Replies
    • November 11, 2007
    • 00:37 AM
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  • Hi Harvard;Lots of diseases can cause liver enlargement; even MONO.:p Sorry I have been so AWOL. My illness got very bad. :( Dr thinks it could be Poryphria and is testing me for some other illnesses as well. Porphyria is a real possibility. It fits many of the things I have been going through over the years.And fits what some of my relatives have been through also. I will post on Porphyria later. I need to rest now. Sorry I was off line so long. :( Taylor Yes, twice. Both times the sample was insufficeint for acurate results. I am looking for any diagnosis other than the POEMS Syndrome, as I have read that the pancreatitis can cause liver enlargement. It won't cause some of the other things but...
    TaylorDeelwithit 382 Replies
    • November 27, 2007
    • 08:43 PM
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