Patient Comments: Pancreatic Cysts - Diagnosis

How were your pancreatic cysts diagnosed?

Comment from: petalpusher, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 18

My pancreatic cysts were diagnosed found when I had a MRI for my low back pain. I have to schedule a CT Scan every year now. I am staying away from alcohol, and trying to stay away from sugar.

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Comment from: sterling, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 14

The cyst on my pancreas was found during an ultrasound when checking my gallbladder. I have been having MRIs for about five years to check the size of it, and so far, it has not grown or changed.

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Comment from: Rc, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 25

Pancreatic cysts were diagnosed during an abdominal CT scan. Had gone to the hospital ER due to an intestinal bug. Doctor ordered a CT scan to rule out appendicitis.

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Comment from: me, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 05

I am a 63 year old female who has had right pelvic pain only at a specific point for 2.5 years. All gynecology tests (pelvic and transvaginal untrasounds and tumor marker) were negative. When it suddenly became more intense and lasted for a few minutes, a CT scan was done. The 0.6cm pancreatic neck and 0.7 cm pancreatic body mucinous cysts were found. I am awaiting my appointment with the pancreatic surgeon.

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Comment from: very afraid, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 05

In May 2011 I had my gallbladder removed. In the tests leading up to the removal they found 2 large stomach ulcers and 3 small cysts on the tail of the pancreas. I waited 6 months and just had the ERCP with contrast and will find out the results on Monday the 9th. of January. What should I ask and what should I expect from the cancer surgeon. Thanks for your concern.

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Comment from: Riley, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 05

I had an ultra sound done on my liver because my bilirubin's were elevated in my blood test. They discovered a lesion on my pancreas, approx. 2.3 by 1.9 by 0.9. I am now going to get a ERCP. The digestive disease doctor I talked to couldn't get me in until 2/1/2012, there is no way I can mentally wait that long. I decided to take control of things and I am trying to get into a medical center. Hopefully I can get an appointment a lot sooner.

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Comment from: catssam, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: June 02

I have Hairy Cell Leukemia which is in remission. I ran a high fever 2 weeks ago and was sent to the Emergency room by my primary care dr. A cat scan revealed cysts in my pancreas, liver and 1 lung. However, they are too small to biopsy at this time. Antibiotics have stopped the fever.

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Comment from: MaryDVal, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 23

My cysts were seen after dealing with colorectal cancer, nothing was done. Three years later I was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma.

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Comment from: G, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 18

My pancreatic cyst was discovered by CT scan done to help determine unexplained rapid weight loss and diarrhea. My next step is an upper GI and small intestine tissue biopsy to see if I have Celiac Disease. Another CT scan will be done in 6 weeks to see if any change in pancreatic cyst which is very small only 11mm. -- 48 year old Caucasian female.

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