It is common for pancreatic cancer to cause problems with eating and digesting food. This is because the pancreas plays an important role in breaking down food (digestion). Pancreatic cancer can cause jaundice. Signs of jaundice include yellow skin and eyes, dark urine, pale poo and itchy skin.
Characteristics of the Pain – What Relieves the Pain?
What other symptoms are you experiencing, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, unexplained weight loss, difficulty swallowing, pain in your jaw or arm pain? Don’t worry about sounding like a hypochondriac. Even minor symptoms might help your doctor figure out the cause of your pain.
It’s a good idea to have treatment for Helicobacter pylori infection even if the doctor can’t be sure if the infection is causing your symptoms as getting rid of the infection will reduce your chance of ever having an ulcer (or an even more serious disease) in your stomach. It is important to appreciate that clearing the infection does not always mean that you will stop having indigestion. Patients who have Helicobacter pylori and non-ulcer dyspepsia are not going to see their symptoms improve. (For any questions about Helicobacter pylori, see the separate Guts UK Helicobacter Pylori leaflet). However, if you are an older patient, or someone whose symptoms are persistent and respond badly to treatment, your doctor may recommend that you undergo further investigations.
Old surgical sites are predisposed to hernias because the tissue there is weaker. Symptoms include pain when lifting, a dull ache in the area, and men may notice a bulge in their groin. Repair surgery may be needed. Not all signs of a hernia are obvious; here are 7 to watch out for.
If the symptoms follow a predictable pattern and do not cause severe problems, they are generally nothing to worry about. Although the most common causes of back pain and bloating are relatively harmless, some of the less common reasons can be life-threatening. Back pain and bloating can be a miserable and frightening experience when they occur together.
Treatment for back pain after eating depends on the underlying cause. Common treatments are listed below. Bad posture is a common cause of back pain. A person who is hunched over during meals may experience this pain after eating. Your doctor can order a simple blood test called a CA-125 (a common tumour marker), but this test is not always reliable.
- Similar to kidney stones, gallstones are hard pieces that form in the organ.
- Antidepressants have not been studied adequately in other types of functional disorders, including indigestion.
- (It is clear, as discussed previously, that there are other causes of these symptoms in addition to slowed transit.) Such symptoms include nausea, vomiting, and abdominal bloating.
- Jaundice develops when there is a build-up of a substance called bilirubin in the blood.
- A primary health care provider or gastroenterologist can help determine the underlying cause of pain in the abdominal area.
Indigestion causes a painful, burning feeling in your chest, and can leave a bitter, unpleasant taste in your mouth. Some people may have no pain at all. And pain can vary from person to person. For example, it may come and go at first but become more constant over time.
Pancreatic cancer symptoms to look out for.
However, the risk of gastric cancer is extremely low in patients under the age of 55 years presenting with the new onset of dyspepsia in most Western countries including Britain. Furthermore, “alarm” symptoms such as weight loss, dysphagia, or anaemia help to identify those who need to be investigated in order to exclude malignancy, although between 15% and 50% of dyspeptic patients with gastric cancer do not have these symptoms.
Information obtained by taking a patient’s history is important in helping doctors determine the cause of pain. This includes the way the pain begins, its location, pattern, and duration. It also includes what makes the pain worse as well as what relieves it.
Eliminating alcohol and any medication not prescribed by a physician is essential. Report all medications prescribed by other doctors to your prenatal care provider so that these products can be checked regarding their safe use during pregnancy. Speak with your health care professional before taking any nutritional supplement – herbal or otherwise.