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Hi! I'm Dr. Cooke. I'm a board certified physician in internal medicine. I'm so sorry for the delay. I'm just coming online now and see that your question hasn't been answered. Could I chat with you a bit and offer some thoughts?
I'm so sorry to hear about your husband and his pain. I hope it's okay if I ask a few more questions.1) Does he have any other medical problems?2) Apart from the pain, are there any other symptoms during these episodes? Does he get nauseous, vomit, or have diarrhea?3) During these episodes, does he ever have a CT (cat scan)? What does the CT scan show? Does it show inflammation around the pancreas? Does he ever have his lipase checked? 4) Has he seen a gastroenterologist before? Has he ever had an upper endoscopy (where they place a camera in the throat to look at the esophagus and stomach?