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Is it Diverticulitis or IBS?

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

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@elle1233

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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EUS is the best diagnostic tool. Also, MRI and CT scan of pancreas. Also bloodwork for pancreatic enzymes, amylase and lipase. If just one of these suggest pancreatitis, doctors will continue with the testing. I had it all, and they all suggested pancreatitis. Reason for the stool test was because I was having so many stools a day, not necessarily diarrhea. Doc tested me for parasites, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohns, and pancreatic enzymes because I was losing so much weight and had so many stools.

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