Abdominal pain that comes and goes in waves, and is exacerbated when you go from standing to sitting to lying down, is often linked to pancreatic tumor growth. This abdominal pain can shift from the upper abdomen to the back, particularly following meals. If your doctor suspects that your pain is being caused by a pancreatic cancer tumor, he or she can use the epicenter of the pain as a clue to where to look for the tumor.
Many patients report that the pain worsens at night, during sleep, causing additional sleep disturbances. As a result, chronic daytime fatigue and exhaustion may accompany abdominal pain symptoms. One of the key features of this pain is that it won’t respond well to over-the-counter pain medications since it is being caused by an always-present and growing tumor. Patients often report that one of the only things that relieve their pain is bending over in a forward orientation.
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