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Hello everyone, i’m a 24 year old male who is having multiple stomach issues that is matching pretty well with PC. I know googling symptoms is never a good idea, but i’ve become kinda desperate since things haven’t got better. Issues started this summer but it’s first now im creating a post about it. I know i can’t get diagnosed here via the forum but it would be comforting to hear your points.

I’m sorry if this is provoking/ seems selfish to anyone since i don’t have an actual diagnos of PC yet.

Symptoms i have/had:

Diarrhea, loose stools that usually floats. More gas and stomach is also doing more gurglling noises. started in august and still have it today. At two points during aug-sep i had alot of red blood in the toilet which caught my attention. Haven’t had blood in toilet since.

Tenesmus, the feeling of constantly having to go to the toilet and have a bowel movement. Had this for two months okt-nov but seems to be better now.

No Appetite/nauseous for 10 days during the end of november. Haven’t had since and my

Appetite is back to normal.

Pain under left shoulder blade. During 2 weeks in november. No longer have this.

Dull ache/tenderness in my stomach after i consume bigger meals. It lasts for some minutes and then disappears. I’ve had this since the beginning of december.

Tiredness, since last week i’ve started feeling more sleepy. Feels like i can fall asleep any minute. I still have energy to do things/ take walks etc though.

Chills, a couple of times each month i get chills and feels like i'm about to get fever. It only lasts a couple of hours and then disappears.

Weight seems stable, i’ve dropped 1 lb during a 1-2 months period, but could be due to me no longer going to the gym.

I’ve had blood samples and stool samples which showed no problems and no food allergies or bacteria.

Colonoscopy came back clean.

Had a upper-endoscopy 3 days ago which showed nothing but waiting for the results.

I will do an ultra sound the 13th of Jan. Super scared what it will show.

I’ve been anxious about this everyday since summer and it’s consuming me. I’m studying at university (computer science) and the worrying of the symptoms makes it harder to study..

I’ve read similar posts on this forum created by people around my age. I know PC is rare for my age, but i would love to talk to someone and hear your thoughts based on my symptoms. Something is not right within me and it has lasted so long now.

I wish you people on this forum a merry christmas! :)

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PCUK Nurse Dianne

Thanks Nelsson for your post.

I appreciate this is a difficult place to post your concerns as you suggest that many people using this forum have a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

As you suggest Nelsson, you are quite young and we appreciate that pancreatic cancer is quite a rare finding in people your age.

I suggest you might like to discuss your symptoms with myself or one of the other nurses on the support line, please find the details below.

With kind regards,


Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Nurse

Pancreatic Cancer UK

Support line: 0808 801 0707

email: nurse@pancreaticcancer.org.uk

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