Prominent Head Of Pancreas

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Prominent Head Of Pancreas

by DONNAK55 on Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:00 AM

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Hello, new to this board and just trying to get some answers, advice -help!.Our daughter 25 is having mid to upper adominal pain, nausea, back pain ,and sweats/ some at night and some clammy.  We took her to the er they did test her blood counts were werid as her rbc was high, white count high and platelets high.   The ct revealed the head of the pancrease was dialated. The er doc said amlayse and lipase was  in normal range.  However he was concerned about the dialation of the pancrease.He then turn her over to a surgeon who ran a colonscopy, egd and those were clear. He now states- the surgeon- that she probaly just needs pain meds & be rfered to pain management.She has loss 20 lbs in a month and gets nausea and pain in her upper left side  every time she eats, or sips water much. --she has already had her gallbaldder out earlier this year - 9 months ago.Her heart doc said with the blood work and the pancrease -maybe go to a hemo doc- any suggestions,advice- talk to me i am worried. 

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by Jimandkathy on Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:00 AM

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my nephew's wife had most of the symptoms you talked about. doctors thought it was gallbladder and took it out, but still continued to have alot of problems. finally had an ercp done and placed a stent into the pancreas. seems it wasn't allowing free flow through the pancreatic duct. she is better but still has some problem but not nearly as much as before. she is able to eat better and put some weight back on. hope this helps. sincerely jimandkathy

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by Lostsmiles on Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:00 AM

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Please take your CT's to a pancreatic specialist. It sounds like something that should be watch.
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