Hi, its not sore when I take a breath nor when pressed. When I get inflamation in the area below my sternum (the small lump of cartilage) this seems inflamed, or the area under it perhaps.
I had full blood count, full LFTs, various others (I'm afraid I don't have full details). I have not had any testing done of the stools.
The symptoms come and go, and I'm concerned with a few things -
My Bowels, could pain from bowel radiate to left hand side of Rib cage? Other pains in bowels can be on right and left side and as well as general and all over. Could this be gluten intolerance of some kind? Im concerned about IBD, but have no diarrhoea which I have read isn't a mandatory symptom, I do have pain etc and was wondering if the twitching and neuropathy could be nutrient related?
My Pancreas - could this be pancreas related? I have no Jaundice etc.
My Heart (Ive had a lot of at rest tests done) but no stress testing (this is lower on my list of concerns).
My C-Reactive Protein was normal. No rests on Amylase or Lipase which I can see. Alanine was high, Albumin was slightly elevated, Aspartate was very slightly elevated. All have since returned to normal, since December (the period of the above referenced tests). Perhaps worthy of note, an Abdominal MRI states - "Pancreas is normal, with no Billary or pancreatic ductal dilatation".
Could this emanate from Bowels or is this unlikely.
Thank you for your comprehensive response.
To clarify one final point, would it be true to say that if digestive enzymes aren't being readily excreted by the Pancreas then this could cause vitamin deficiency based neuropathy?
Equally, given that I do not have any indications of tutors etc as detailed in the MRI, would it be fair assumption that its "unlikely" to be a cancerous or tumour condition at this time?
I shall request the referenced blood tests and pursue this with my Doctor.