What causes persistent stomach ache and fatigue?
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Thanks for your query.
Noted the history.
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In which area of the abdomen that you have persistent stomach ache?
Any referred pain?
What was the treatment given for Pancreatic cancer? And when?
Is Pantoprazole helping in relieving the symptoms?
Feedback to these questions will help me to assist you better.
Stomach ache occurs all the time below the end of the sternum -- top of stomach.
I did have a similar pain before but more intense and endoscopy procedure was done which only revealed a cyst which was drained. After that procedure, I felt better and no pain. That particular doctor prescribed Pantoprazole to be taken two times a day. I backed off the recommendation because I felt no pain. I took the medication every other day until the pain returned but the pantoprazole did not alleviate the pain. I do not believe that there is any referred pain. Not sure. Treatment for Pancreatic cancer: surgery (Oct, 2016), distal pancreatic surgery.. removed 40%, margins were clear but one lymph node of 11 contained cancer, so I underwent 6 months of chemo. The recent PET scan (Nov. 2017) revealed NO cancer cells. Recently saw my surgeon and mentioned the cyst which he thought was not the cause of my pain. He suggested taking TUMS; however, TUMS does not seem to help much. The Pantoprazole does nothing for pain; the surgeon suggested that pantoprazole can stop working when the body builds a tolerance for it. My fatigue does not occur after every meal. I try to be active. Activity seems to decrease the pain but then fatique sets in about 30 minutes after exercising. thanks for your help
As explained below.
Thanks for your detailed feedback.
Since tums and Pantoprazole is not helping in relieving the symptoms of pain in upper abdomen below sternum, we have to find the probable cause which may be as follows to mention a few common ones I can think about as per the history you have provided:
Fibro-myalgia in the area of pain.
Post-pancreatectomy referred pain.
Pain due to inflammation in xiphisternum.
Small epigastric hernia with obliterated fat only.
CT scan of the abdomen and abdominal wall along with detailed clinical evaluation, review upper GI Endoscopy and other necessary investigations can help to find the exact cause.
Please discuss these issues with your Surgeon.
Taking a second opinion of another Surgeon helps sometimes.
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