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I am now starting to panic. If a doctor answers this question that i have already talked to i do apoligize. For new docs, i had a ct scan 2 weeks ago and it came back normal. However, i have had nothing but light brown, yellow, tans stool for almost 2 weeks. Sometimes its normal color but that has been rare. Stools today are becoming loose and im feeling nauseated. What should i do?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
Hi--I can't access your previous questions but haven't we talked before?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Yes. This is mike dr.chip. Im very scared something is wrong.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
Hi Mike. Sorry to ask but tell me if you've had stool samples and other studies to look at this?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No i have not. Just continue to be that color even after all my tests. This morning i felt nauseous when i woke up. I just had lunch and felt full early. Then i went to the bathroom and had loose stool. I cant get out of my mind that something is wrong.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
OK--are we back to the cancer fear Mike?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Yes doctor. I had another dr tell me that mri's are better than cat scans. She also said that even though i cut back on carbs, losing 15 pounds was too much. She said that im not absorbing fats due to possible pancreatic problem. I told her i had all these tests. Now im experience nausea, very minor pain on my left side and my stools just arent going back to normal.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
Do you understand Mike that it would take a very large pancreatic tumor to affect the digestive properties of the pancreas to cause your symptoms?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Im trying to understand that. But what else could be possibly be causing these symptoms? If im not absorbing fats, what could be causing this?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
You could have pancreatic insufficiency but that's usually only seen with chronic pancreatitis. You might have celiac disorder. Or, most likely, you have an H pylori infection in the stomach. But certainly not cancer
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Im just having a hard time going on with life. This is all i think about. And i would still have off and on light stool like this even when i wasnt eating alot of carbs and fried foods. Can someone just develop celiac?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
Yes they can but as I said, I'd go with the H pylori first. Mike--just get this checked out. I'd send you to a gastroenterologist for blood work and upper and lower endoscopy. This could also be just irritable bowel syndrome but I assure you cancer isn't in my differential here
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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I was tested for h plyori last year and already had a colon and endo. I just dont understand whats wrong with me. I wanna stop thinking i have a serious problem but i cant get any reassurance.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 10 months ago.
Just get checked out again Mike. It could just be IBS
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