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Suggest Treatment For Neck Pain, Tingling Sensation In The Left Hand And Abdominal Pain

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Posted on Sat, 31 Dec 2016
Question: Hello.

I'm worried about my father (70 years old). I am an RN and know just enough to worry. History of prediabetes reversed with diet and exercise and a hip surgery 3 years ago. I saw him yesterday for the first time in a couple of weeks and while he had looked slightly jaundiced previously he was now markedly so. He has purpura on his forearms and face at a minimum, joint pain and swelling, neck pain and reports tingling in his left hand when he turns his neck. During these 2 weeks he has also developed irregular fatty tissue deposits under his skin. Denies back or abdominal pain.

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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Any abdominal pain? Any weight loss?

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I am so sorry to hear about these findings. I will like to know whether your dad has any weight loss or severe abdominal pain? If these are absent, then pancreatic cancer is unlikely. I am rather leaning towards a possible live disease given the bleeding problem as well.

In all, am more towards a liver than pancreatic disease. However, only investigations would give the definitive answer. Am more confident this will be least unlikely a pancreatic affection.

Keep me posted.
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Suggest Treatment For Neck Pain, Tingling Sensation In The Left Hand And Abdominal Pain

Brief Answer: Any abdominal pain? Any weight loss? Detailed Answer: Hi, I am so sorry to hear about these findings. I will like to know whether your dad has any weight loss or severe abdominal pain? If these are absent, then pancreatic cancer is unlikely. I am rather leaning towards a possible live disease given the bleeding problem as well. In all, am more towards a liver than pancreatic disease. However, only investigations would give the definitive answer. Am more confident this will be least unlikely a pancreatic affection. Keep me posted.