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I have had diarrhea week, mild cramping and left lower back

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I have had diarrhea for a week, mild cramping and left lower back pain. Some blood work was done (normal lipase, normal liver numbers, normal glucose levels, but high eosinophil #s). An ultrasound is scheduled for Monday. Could I have pancreatic cancer?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 11 months ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. I’d be happy to assist you.

I understand your concern.

Diarrhea itself doesn't determine cancer.

Your symptoms are not indicating pancreatic cancer as your blood work was fine.

High eosinophil count can indicate intestinal parasitic infection.

Another possibility can be the eosinophilic gastroenteritis due to the eosinophilic infiltration of the lining.

If you have associated symptoms like unexplained weight loss, abdominal pain, jaundice,vomiting then cancer should be ruled out.

I really assure you that chances of cancer are less.

You should go for ultrasound with a positive attitude.

Hydrate yourself with gatorade.

Also take metamucil and start a probiotic.

Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.
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Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 11 months ago.

You can do warm compresses on lower back with a heating pad.

Also eat a bland diet.

You should monitor your blood pressure also.

And stool analysis can be done further.

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