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This is Dr. David
I am sorry you had that episode of pain.
it could have come from inflammation of your pancreas or a small kidney stone.
or a pinched nerve from a herniated disk in your spine.
it sounds like your doctors are also checking your gall bladder as well with the ultrasound.
I hope the CT scan is of the entire abdomen and pelvis.
I hope you have had blood work to check your amylase and lipase levels which can elevate when your pancreas becomes inflamed.
last october was a long time ago.
and they are just getting to these scans now?
I am glad your husband is doing better now
I hope your severe pain from back in october has gotten better now.
yes my back is better and generally I feel well just sometimes pain in my right side and abdomen cramps my GP gave me buscopan for iBS
it could be the IBS or constipation or diverticulosis which is causing this pain.
do you get the pain when you get constipated?
or have hard bits of stool?
sometimes constipation or diahorrea with cramps sometimes bloated just wondered why I keep getting scans
it sounds like your doctors want to keep an eye on your abdomen and gall bladder and pancreas.
ask if you have had blood testing to show elevation of your amylase or lipase levels which is a sign of your pancreas being inflamed.
usually in the NHS in the UK patients complain of not being able to get scans
sounds like your doctor is more aggressive than most.
which is good.
best of luck to you and your husband.
I hope the buscopan helps of your IBS.
make sure you get your stools checked for blood at least once a year.
I know and appreciate it but anxious as to why...What would be the treatment for inflamed pancreas?
usually change in diet, avoiding alcohol and fatty foods.
and the pancreas usually calms down by itself.
sometimes if the inflammation and pancreatitis is bad, you have to go into the hospital for IV fluids and antibiotics and pain medications
but if you don't drink and don't eat super fatty foods, you should be ok.
OK I never have alcohol but have been avoiding so much fruit and veg due to diahorrea sometimes with very little warning
that sounds like your IBS.
let me know if you have other questions.
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