my daughter is 12 years old 5'4 102 lbs she was diagnosed in august with she had ct scans ultrasounds even a hidascan and could not come up with why she got this. Since she has had a few flare ups and they say her blood work is normal she has now been in bed for 5 days i took her in and the said herblood is normal as you can imagine this is frustrating she also is having back pain in her right side can this still be her poancreas even though her blood work is normal we are aldsso taking her to a pediatric gastronologist please help me if this is not pancreatits that what is it and can it be her oancreas with her blood work being normal
This is a late reply and not likely to be useful now.
I would say it can be pancreatitis. My children had many bouts of pancreatitis starting when they were very young and the blood work was always fine. Then sometimes starting at age 10 or so the lipase and amylase levels were high when they had a bout, but not always. Once their pancreases were sufficiently ravaged the blood levels showed normal during bouts. This always confounded new doctors. My kids never had back pain in there teen years but did as young adults and as adults. It's surprising how many doctors have never heard of chronic and hereditary pancreatitis. Also, they think, if you don't match every symptom, you must have something else.
Pain, vomiting, diarrhea and a CT Scan showing an inflamed pancreas and you'd better consider that it just might be pancreatitis.
Acute - Hurts like hell right now.
Chronic - Had it all my life.
Hereditary - Runs in the family.
Hope this helps some poor soul with backward doctors.
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