Mar 01, 2004 - 9:37 pm
I have been viewing this board for some time as I have undergone tests for PC. I am 40, single mom of 3. About 3 weeks ago I went to Urgent Care with backache, upper ab pain. Cscan revealed possible Pan mass or Volume Averaging and I was urged to follow up. I have since had an MCRP (MRI), Sectioned Cscan, and some sort of scope. The Dr. told me that everything is fine, that I have volume averaging and that I am an anxious person. (No kidding). Today I had an ultrasound and the results should be available in two days. I try not to think about it, but I am in a lot of pain, particularly in my mid and upper back, more so even than in my ab, which hurts as well. My pain is proportional to the amount of food I eat. If I eat nothing at all, I am relatively pain free until my next meal. Last night, after a moderate meal of lean steak, spinach and sweet potato, I could not even sleep until 1 AM for the pain in my upper back. My fear: If PC is so hard to diagnose, how is it that my Dr. can be sure that I dont have it? They ruled out Pancreatitis because my Amylase and Lipase levels were fine. Have lived with stomach pain for most of my life with an irritable bowel, but the backaches started in the last six months. I don't know what to do - I am afraid to eat and am losing weight. Any advice would be appreciated. God Bless.