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Question: Would gastrinoma show up on tests?


 castanza - Thu May 19, 2005 12:09 pm

Gastrinoma, or "Zollinger Ellison Syndrome" -- would this show up on an ultrasound, CT scan, or even chest X-ray (I've had all three)
 Dr. S. Adhikari - Thu May 19, 2005 1:37 pm

Why are you worried about gastrinoma in the first place?? Have you had a serum gastrin done?
 castanza - Thu May 19, 2005 2:30 pm

No I havent. I've had right-upper quadrant pain for about 4+ weeks now. it came on gradually over 3 days, but whamm on the third. Since then I've had CT scans, ultrasounds, chest x-rays, multiple blood tests and UA's and everything comes back normal. I've been given Nexium tho, and take that twice a day for about two weeks now.

I'm supposed to have an endoiscopy Monday. Which should be interesting because until recently the pain was under the sternum but down and to the right about 4" - I started taking advil daily and it nearly went away, but is now back - but lower and more towards the side of my ribs. I wonder about my ascending colon, because it's right there and is one of the few things that hasn't been looked at.

But I asked about gastrinoma because the symptoms seem similar, and my liver is so nearby the pain... but I also just started taking Bactrim, (UTI) and wonder if that's doing something.

It's all very frustating, scary,, annoying, and exausting all at the same time.
 Dr. S. Adhikari - Thu May 19, 2005 2:43 pm

Dn't worry so much......you most probably have a gastritis...best of luck with the endoscopy...let me know of the report. Always be optimistic.....

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