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Soo123
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Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:30 pm

Unsure diagnosis

Postby Soo123 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:57 pm

Hi I’m Sue and not posted since last year , it’s been a frustrating few months , as I began having middle abdominal pain last October and I was sent for a CT scan with constrast by my GP on November 1st . It came back with a small cyst in th uncinate process of the pancreas and was told it was nothing to worry about . But because my pain didn’t go away I was sent to see a Pancreatic surgeon on December 20th who said that there was nothing to concern him and the pain wasn’t coming from the pancreas , but would see me again in 6 months for a follow up MRI scan , which was reassuring. He referred me to a Gastroenterologist who he said was very good at finding difficult diagnosis. I didn’t get to see him but saw his registrar who said that they wasn’t any thing unusual going on and I didn’t need any treatment and would see them again in 4 months to see if anything had changed
Now during all this time I have constant abdominal pain , which is now going through to the middle of my back , and get so embarrassed as I could burp for England .
I feel completely lost at the moment and I hope you all don’t mind me off loading as it may all be nothing . But pain comes from somewhere and some days I feel really drained with it as no painkillers have eased it so far x
Thanks for listening

PCUK Nurse Rachel R
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Re: Unsure diagnosis

Postby PCUK Nurse Rachel R » Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:50 pm

Hi Soo123,

I'm sorry to hear that you've had a frustrating time over recent months and that you are still bothered with abdominal and back pain and other symptoms too. I imagine this is having a significant impact on you day to day.

It may be best if we speak or email directly if you'd find this helpful?

I'm happy to email you or if you'd like to contact us please do - our contact info is the signature strip below.

Rachel

Rachel Richardson
Pancreatic Cancer Specialist Nurse
Support Team
Pancreatic Cancer UK
email: nurse@pancreaticcancer.org.uk
support line: 0808 801 0707

Soo123
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:30 pm

Re: Unsure diagnosis

Postby Soo123 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:39 pm

Thank you Rachel I’m going back to the doctors this week , to have a frank conversation about my next visit to the Pancreatic surgeon for a follow up scan on my cyst which isn’t till June to see if it can be brought forward