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dejue (@dejue)

Awaiting test results and terrified

Pancreatic Cancer | Last Active: Dec 27, 2020 | Replies (4)

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@amandaburnett

@dejue A warm welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. A place where members can share medical experiences and connect with people going through similar situations. It is so difficult to grapple with an unknown diagnosis along with the struggle of waiting for test results when you fear the worst.

Some of the tests suggested here may be able to detect it. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pancreatic-cancer/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20355427

@dejue Did they do an endoscopic ultrasound or just a regular ultrasound? have you had any blood tests? other than pain and weight loss are you having any other telling symptoms like yellowing skin or extreme fatigue?

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Hi @amanda, Thank you so much for responding. I had a regular ultrasound. I know it's just "ok" at imaging the pancreas. I have had blood tests. All of the tests came back normal for the most part. My T bili, Amylase and Lipase were in the normal range. I'm borderline diabetic. Ive been fatigued but not extremely fatigued. I can still do all activities, but I feel fatigue from the mental exhaustion. And also I am not sleeping well. So I'm tired. I have early fullness after eating, but I am able to force a full meal down. My stomach is unsettled and bloated. "Wrencing" at times, but not "severe" pain at any time. My back feels pressure and some mild pain, at different places down my spine. My bowel movements have been softer with a lot of gas. But I haven't had diarrhea yet. No jaundice or changes in color of urine