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I Need Serious Answers, Please. I Am Scared. Could I Have Pancreatic Canncer?

Postby Nigel » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:30 pm

I'm a 20 year old male who has always been healthy, but recently I've been having some digestion/bloating issues that have come & gone for the past few weeks. I went to the doctor & I've been taking Prevacid which has given me some relief. I also had an abdominal XRAY which turned out very normal.

The thing that's scaring me is that I've had light brown to mustard colored stool for the past couple of weeks. Almost every time I've gone to the bathroom I find myself straining to get it all out, but when I do get it out its constantly been this color, and very loose. I just started taking Metamucil as well, and ever since taking it my stool has started FLOATING. I am scared because I read that these symptoms are symptoms of PANCREATIC CANCER. I am so concerned right now it's not even funny; I can't even think straight without worrying. Should I be concerned? Would the X-RAY have shown something if I had something wrong?
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Postby Ansgar » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:33 pm

That's an old man disease.
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Postby Pessach » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:36 pm

I highly doubt you have pancreatic cancer.
That sounds like constipation and acid reflux to me.
I am pretty sure you will be okay.
I have both problems.
I have IBS, which might have developed into Chrons...and acid reflux.
It sucks and it's annoying but I PROMISE you, you will live. :)

Also pancreatic cancer is extremely uncommon at 20...EXTREMELY.
Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer.
A lot of times if you do a lot of drugs like acid you will get pancreatic cancer.
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Postby Troi » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:39 pm

That's not pancreatic cancer.

You need to see three doctors:

1.
A GI doc about your intestinal issues.

2.
A rheumatologist to make sure your intestinal issues are not part of an autoimmune disorder.

3.
A psychologist to give you therapy for your anxiety.
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Postby Aethelberht » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:47 pm

You are most likely suffering from hypochondria rather than pancreatic cancer, especially at your age. The symptoms you describe can have many causes, most of them harmless.
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