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Is it Diverticulitis or IBS?

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

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@harper7745

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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TY Harper. I do have that fairly often – not diarrhea, but many stools, 6 or more in a day. Docs have never been concerned about this. Call everything irritable bowel. I did have a general abdominal CT, don't know if this would be enough to suggest any problem with pancreas. I don't think I've had any testing for pancreatic enzymes.

One thing about chronic pancreatitis is that it doesn't seem like there is much that can be done about it, is there?

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