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I have pancreatic cancer. Had a stent fit in my bile duct causing pain, discomfort, nausea, loose motion. Is this normal?

Hi my name is Cath , i have inoperable pancreatic cancer , diagnosed 18 months ago , a week ago i had a stent fitted into my bile duct to relieve the yellowing of my skin , very dark urine and grey fatty stools , before i had the stent fitted i didn't suffer too much pain and could eat pretty well , since the stent was fitted i suffer constant pain and discomfort , and diarrea , nausia , is this pretty normal till everything settles ?
Asked On : Wed, 1 May 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM.
This isnt common and most people usually benefit from stent placement. In every case it is much better that you have stent then not. Your symptoms may be caused by your primary disease. There can be abnormality in pancreatic secretion so digestion is affected. I am sure that you ll feel better after some time,try to eat easier food, and more but smaller meals. Also ask your doctor about certain medicines for nausea and better digestion. Wish you luck.
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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