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Just wondering if there is more I should do. Should I request an MRI of the back even though they did an MRI of the front this week?
Biopsies are done to check or any cancer, and also inflammatory bowel disease.
You do need further evaluation to rule out any pancreatic duct blockage.
MRCP will be a good test for that.
Is that the same as an MRI? or is that the endoscopy?
Yes This is a MRI but specialized to see the pancreatic ducts better.
Ok. Any additional ideas for how to get some relief? I'm afraid to eat, take any meds or do a lot of activity because even though it might not hurt at that moment, I always pay for it the next day. (like gardening, lifting, sweeping). Now, I'm pretty still and worried about the ulcer complications- possibly fro the meds.
You need to follow a low fat diet.
Small portion size is preferred.
And digestive enzymes like Creon should be added before meals.
Agreed. I eat the clear liquids in 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup portions.
is that like OTC prilosec?
no this requires prescription.
there are over the counter digestive enzyme preparations as well, but they are not as powerful.
okay- I'll give it some time. Thanks.