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Offline Dragi316

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Damn body itch is back
« on: March 03, 2014, 03:43:06 PM »
Im freaking out for the last week ive been getting little annoying itches all over my body. My arms ,legs,back,butt,scalp and neck all itch at different times and as soon as I go to scratch it the itch moves somewhere else. I dont have any rashes or anything either im freaking out again because im worried I have a blockage in the bile duct from a tumor or something? Its really worrying me. I went to the ER 2 months ago with a itch and they took my blood and said everything was normal and so was my billburin . The itch ceased and now its back and now my anxiety is really back worried about Pancratic Cancer or Stomach Cancer because ive been having stomach pains since October.  Im just so afraid somebody talk me down please
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Re: Damn body itch is back
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2014, 03:45:37 PM »
How does itching make you think you have stomach or pancreatic cancer? I never knew that was a symptom. You can convince yourself you are itchy just by thinking about being itchy.
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Re: Damn body itch is back
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2014, 03:54:08 PM »
Itchiness is sometimes a sign of Pancreatic Cancer and Stomach because the tumor blocks the flow of bile in the billary tract which in turn makes bile spill into your skin causing it to be irritated. 
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Re: Damn body itch is back
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2014, 03:56:21 PM »
Well, you said you had a test that showed that your levels were fine, correct?
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Re: Damn body itch is back
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2014, 04:05:24 PM »
If you had blockage, you would be yellow, your transaminases would be way off, bilirubin too, you would have serious stomach pain...

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Re: Damn body itch is back
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2014, 04:13:01 PM »
Yea this is true but my mind just won't turn this fear off its so frustrating.  Even though I did have normal blood work 2 months ago my mind is telling me something could have changed since then . This fear really sucks
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Re: Damn body itch is back
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2014, 04:17:39 PM »
I understand the worrying about time thing. Constantly questioning whether or not something could have happened within the time since the last test. I am going through this at the moment.
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Re: Damn body itch is back
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2014, 04:20:24 PM »
If you live in an area with a cold climate, especially right now with the arctic air pushing southward, it's very likely that your body itch is simply a matter of dry skin. Winter air is very dry, and it gets worse indoors because warm dry air removes moisture from the skin very rapidly. Dry skin gets very itchy. I've got the exact same thing, especially over the past week when it's been getting very cold out.
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Re: Damn body itch is back
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2014, 04:23:42 PM »
Yea I live in Chicago and it is brutally cold here lol
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Re: Damn body itch is back
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2014, 04:27:47 PM »
Reading this damn thread makes me itch. I've been scratching my head and my arms.... when I take my shirt off at night I scratch my body. it's bittersweet.
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Re: Damn body itch is back
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2014, 04:35:12 PM »
Okay. That is DEFINITELY going to cause you to have itchy skin all over your body. Without a doubt. So while I'm not a doctor, I can tell you that it is extremely likely that the cold weather is what's causing your itching. It happens to me every year. It happens to a lot of people. It's completely normal. Everyone in cold climates gets itchy this time of year. Just look at all of the commercials on TV advertising moisturizers.

So take deep breath and relax. You're fine.
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Re: Damn body itch is back
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2014, 04:50:24 PM »
Thank you this helps alot
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Re: Damn body itch is back
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2014, 05:09:03 PM »
My father has itching all the time in winter...the cause is dry skin. You 100% don't have blockage of bile duct for the reasons I mentioned above. And my friend actually had it a week ago, and I know what his symptoms were.

Find smth else to worry about, or better, don't worry at all.  :P
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Re: Damn body itch is back
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2014, 05:19:19 PM »
Are you male or female?  If female are you over 45?  If so are you starting menopause, perimenopause?   Right now I am at that stage and itch like crazy, especially at night!  I feel like a dang monkey scratching all over the place - and one of the causes for itching in peri or menopause is due to the fact the skin starts getting dry.  So yes, dry skin WILL cause that!  (now my back is itching, thanks a lot  :laugh3:)
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Re: Damn body itch is back
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2014, 05:21:14 PM »
The only place I usually itch in the wintertime is on my lower legs.  But this year I am itchy all over, my upper arms, lower back, stomach, legs, and scalp itch like there's no tomorrow.  I attribute the itching to the abnormally frigid winter we have had.  This morning the weather man said the normal temp. in March should be in the 50's, well, where I am it was below zero.  All you can do is slather on the moisturizer---it really helps.

Take care :)
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