Posted 16 October 2015 - 01:36 PM
So all tests so far have come back clear. Had standard bloods run, tumor marker tests done, F.O.B test carried out, and an ultrasound that came back clear too. So today my doc prescribed me creon (a medicine which gives the digestive enzymes produced by the pancreas) to take before each meal. She says if it works, then I have pancreatitis (which I have a family history of). Her guess is based on the fact that I'm not currently digesting food - I can keep it down fine, but things like (sorry for being gross here!) carrots and peppers are appearing undigested in my BMs. I'm wondering does anyone else with IBS experience this, or is it a sign of pancreatitis? Has anyone else been put on Creon to help them digest food? And did it work?
Posted 17 October 2015 - 09:50 AM
Thank you Stefan for your reply. Could I ask a follow-up? Have any of your patients reported undigested material (which they previously could digest) in their BMs? My doc is assuming this must be a sign of pancreatitis, however I am unsure. I am also taking Omeprazole (Prilosec), and I was wondering if this medication could also be stopping the digestion of food, due to a reduced acidity level in the stomach.
I would appreciate if you could help, as my inability to physically digest food now means I'm losing weight at a rapid pace (around 2lbs a day), which is concerning.
Posted 18 October 2015 - 03:42 AM
That's fine, I was just wondering if you have experienced other patients who have IBSD and have found undigested material in their BMs? Trying to work out if this is normal for IBSD or unusual.
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