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Is it Diverticulitis or IBS?

Digestive Health | Last Active: Apr 28, 2020 | Replies (36)

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I have pancreatitis and diverticulitis. I know the difference with pain. Pancreatic pain is on the left side next to the navel, or lower left side. I have diarrhea….lost 20 lbs in the past 4 months. Had a stool test and found my pancreatic enzyme result was less that 15mcg. Should be 200mcg. Going on pancreatic enzymes tomorrow. Gallbladder surgery can cause pancreatitis, since they are closely related.
This probably won't help you, must maybe it will. You never know. Good luck!

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No, hearing about all these problems really helps, even if it rules out things. Interesting, b/c that is where my pain is to left of navel. In fact, I've thought about pancreatitis because its about the only thing located where my pain is. I know you can have acute or chronic pancreatitis. I don't have diarrhea though, don't know if that's a requirement. I feel nervous about asking my Dr. for more tests, because I pretty sure he thinks I'm crazy and has decided except for the SIBO and bile reflux, everything else is IBS and I should be to pain management group therapy 🙂 I still think something is 'wrong' and not ready to give up.

Do you just need stool test for pancreatitis? That wouldn't be too hard.

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