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DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician
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I recently had a CT that showed a fatty liver and the head

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I recently had a CT that showed a fatty liver and the head of my pancreas being larger than normal. The radiologist did not call it a mass or tumor but recommended an MRI to determine the cause. I feel bloated after meals and belch a lot but just dry belching. I have some stomach pain and a little pain in my lower left back. I have to use laxatives to empty out completely. If I don't use them i do not empty out completely and still feel bloated. I do not have any jaundice nor have i had any weight loss. Actually some gain when bloated but goes away. I have plenty of energy just the digestive issues. Any ideas what could be going on? I am very concerned after reading so much on the net related to pancreatic cancer.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


The radiologist is being cautious.

A ct would show a mass if you had cancer.

An MRI gives a somewhat better picture to make sure, in the case of the pancreas.

Just get the MRI, should be fine.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Very fast response.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


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